You're welcome here!

No matter where you are from, we welcome you to Alvernia University as your new home. International Admissions is responsible for providing you support and assistance, not only with your visa process and requirements but also your unique needs as an international student.

when you have the below required documents:

  • IELTS Scores or Duolingo
  • Financial Statement with minimum $41,000 available balance

To begin classes Aug. 26 (Fall 2024), applications and supporting materials must be submitted by June 1.




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Required Supporting Materials
  • Official copies of all education credentials, such as high school transcripts or equivalent high school completion certificate.
  • Foreign Credential Equivalency Report(s) of all documents must be submitted, with a copy of the original documents. Suggested agencies include , ,  and .
  • Financial Statement via the International Student Certification of Finance.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, only if applying to the Nursing program. The letter writer must submit them to the Admissions Office on behalf of the student. The student cannot send their own copies of letters of recommendation.
English Language Proficiency

All students who are non-native English speakers or come from a country where English is not the official language will be required to provide proof of English proficiency.  Please use the  to verify if your country is considered an English-speaking territory. Students may take the  or  to verify their own English Proficiency.

Minimum Score Requirements:

  • TOEFL: 75 or higher for the Internet-based test.
  • IELTS: 5.5 or higher.
  • DUOLINGO: 95 or higher.
  • PTE: 60 or higher

English proficiency testing may be waived if a student has had at least two consecutive years of education in an American high school or institution of higher education.  A transcript from the American school attended should suffice as proof of proficiency, unless otherwise determined by the Admissions Office.

International Student Handbook

The International Student Handbook can be read here.

Building an International Community
Welcome to Alvernia. When you enroll here, you will receive great support with your application and visa process, as well as your arrival on campus and your academic studies. Learn more in this video.
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Graduate Students
How and when to apply for graduate admission.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You've got questions. We've got answers. Here are some of the most common inquiries from international students.

Meet The International Admissions Team

Sibel Ahi 2023

Sibel Ahi, Ph.D.

Director of International Recruitment

(610) 568-1473
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Kevin Davy 2024

Kevin Davy

Director of International Student Engagement

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