International Students

Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
We’re ready to welcome international students from all over the world.

Application Fee
  • $30 non-refundable application fee (U.S. dollars)
English Proficiency
Visa Process
Requirements vary by program. Please contact your program of interest for specific information. However, in addition to your application and application fee, most programs require you to submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, as well as at least two recommendation letters and GRE scores.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee is required with the application form. Your application will not be forwarded to the department until this fee is paid. Learn more about the application fee.

Degree Programs

Every student’s path to a degree is different. But Speed School is determined to help all undergraduate students complete their journey to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Learn more about B.S. degree programs.

Explore Our Advanced Degrees & Certificates

All students enrolled in our on-campus MS engineering degree programs will pay the resident graduate tuition. This offers a significant cost savings to our welcomed out-of-state and international MS graduate students.


Our engineering student body represents a diverse cohort, with enrollment hailing from a remarkable 42 countries.


On-campus, state-of-the-art centers, institutes, and multi-user core facilities for research

Global Cardinal Scholarships

The University of Louisville offers competitive scholarships for international students. Scholarships are available to students based on eligibility requirements.

Learn more about Global Cardinal Scholarships.

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Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Students

Despite the challenges, there are numerous opportunities for undergraduate students studying engineering to engage in impactful research. While some programs may face resource constraints, many institutions actively promote and support undergraduate research initiatives. Students can leverage various avenues, such as participating in faculty-led projects, collaborating with research centers, or seeking internships with industry partners. These experiences not only enhance academic learning but also provide valuable hands-on exposure to real-world engineering challenges. Furthermore, institutions are increasingly recognizing the importance of fostering a research-centric culture, offering grants and mentorship programs to encourage student involvement. By actively pursuing these opportunities, undergraduate engineering students can enrich their education, develop critical skills, and build strong connections with faculty mentors, contributing to their overall growth and success in the field.

Graduate Students

Graduate students studying engineering often enjoy a wealth of research opportunities that contribute significantly to their academic and professional growth. Universities typically allocate substantial resources to support advanced research endeavors, creating an environment conducive to groundbreaking discoveries and innovations. Graduate students have the chance to collaborate with esteemed faculty members on cutting-edge projects, participate in interdisciplinary research teams, and publish their findings in reputable journals. Additionally, many engineering programs foster partnerships with industry leaders, providing graduate students with access to real-world challenges and opportunities for applied research. The extensive network of experts and resources available to graduate students enables them to delve deep into their chosen field, develop specialized expertise, and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of engineering knowledge. Overall, the research landscape for graduate students in engineering opens doors to a dynamic and enriching academic experience.

University Housing and the Resident Experience

International Students find housing to be very challenging, so be proactive! There are two broad options for accommodation for international students: on-campus and off-campus.