At Life University, we host students from all over the world.
Because we value our international students, we have designated specific specialists to assist in their enrollment process. Please contact Matthew Davidson, Coordinator of International Programs at 678.331.4330 (matthew.davidson@LIFE.edu) or Destiny Dejournett, International Admissions Counselor at 770.426.2807 (Destiny.Dejornett@LIFE.edu)for immediate assistance.
Admissions Requirements to be received by the applicable deadline for International Students
- An application (online or printed) for the program you desire to attend
- Non-refundable $50 application processing fee
- Official Transcripts from all colleges attended. Each official transcript must be translated and evaluated via one of these approved agencies: World Education Services, Global Education Group and Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants. (If selecting Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. as your preferred evaluation service, please utilize their Life University specific application found here.) Some Canadian universities do not need to be evaluated by an evaluation agency.
- Submit test score for English language proficiency, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
- The University TOEFL code is 5358. A score of a 500 or higher, 173 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL, or 61 or higher on the Internet-based are acceptable for admission.
- A minimum score of 5.5 on the IELTS is considered acceptable for admission.
*Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English language proficiency exam: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, some parts of Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe. Students who have received a four-year degree from the United States are also exempt from an English language proficiency exam.
- You must submit application materials that are required for your intended, unique program of study 30 days prior to domestic term application deadlines. Note: Additional documentation may be required based on applicants program of study.
We recommend that you apply one year prior to your intended start date. This gives our Enrollment Team time to work with you, evaluate your coursework to date to be sure there are no surprises, and formulate a plan for smooth entrance to LIFE.
Click here for the International Student’s Handbook.
I20 Requirements to be received by the applicable deadline for International Students
- Complete and submit I20 Request Form.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires international students to show the University evidence of adequate financial resources to provide for at least one year of full-time educational and living expenses as estimated below. With your I20 request form, you must submit the Confidential Financial Statement. You must provide a recent financial statement (no earlier than six months before matriculation), translated into US Dollars, from a bank or financial institution. Refer to the International Financials section below.
Health Insurance for International Students
Health care in the United States can be costly. All international students are strongly encouraged to purchase and maintain health insurance coverage throughout the entirety of their studies and time in the United States. Students currently holding coverage in their home countries are advised to research their carrier’s guidelines and possible restrictions regarding coverage while studying and living abroad.
For those students interested in purchasing health insurance while studying in the United States, there are a number of companies offering coverage specifically tailored to international students. These plans are affordable and offer a wide array of coverage options.
The below companies are just a few of the many insurance options available for international students:
ISO (International Student Insurance)
150 West 30th Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10001
PSI International Student & Scholar Health Insurance
8206 Leesburg Pike, Suite 305
Vienna, VA 22182
International Student Insurance
224 First Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
*Please note, Life University is not affiliated with any of the above companies.
Financials for International Students
Tuition & Fees
Living Expenses (includes: Room, Board,
Transportation & Personal)
Books & Supplies
Above figures do not include health insurance for international students.
*20% discount applied to tuition costs every term for international students.
For Family Expenses, Add:
- $6,200 for spouse, $9,800 for spouse and child, $13,400 for spouse and two children
- $3,600 for no spouse and one child, $7,200 for no spouse and two children
- *If scholarship is covering or partially covering first year of coursework, then the Office of Enrollment Services will need a copy of the award letter stating source of scholarship and award amount.
- The financial statement which totals the needed amount may come from personal funds, family funds, scholarships*, loans or on-campus work.
- TRANSFER students from another school within the United States must furnish a copy of the student’s current I-20 along with a completed Transfer Eligibility Form. Please contact Matthew.Davidson@LIFE.edu or call 678.331.4330 for a copy of this form.
For more assistance on the international enrollment process, please contact Matthew Davidson, Coordinator of International Programs at 678.331.4330 (Matthew.Davidson@LIFE.edu) or Destiny Dejournett, International Admissions Counselor at 770.426.2807 (Destiny.Dejournett@LIFE.edu)