International Admission

As a Catholic, Franciscan institution focused on preparing students for faithful service and ethical leadership, Viterbo University strives to provide an educational environment that demonstrates our values of hospitality, contemplation, stewardship, service, and integrity. We respect each student enrolled at Viterbo and affirm the richness a diverse student body brings to our campus. We are committed to serving and providing educational experiences to our students from across the state, the country, and the world, regardless of race, religion, or country of origin. Viterbo University and other Catholic institutions of higher learning have a long and rich history of providing education to students from around the world. We will continue to live our mission and values based on our Catholic, Franciscan identity.  

What can I study?

Viterbo offers over 50 undergraduate programs of study and 7 areas of graduate study.

What are the requirements?

International undergraduate first-year students — GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale plus demonstrated English proficiency.
International undergraduate transfers/second bachelor's —  GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale plus demonstrated English proficiency.
International graduates —  Graduate departments make admission decisions for their respective programs, but applicants must demonstrate English proficiency.

All prospective students must supply transcripts and passport information. Learn more about the application requirements.

Are there English language requirements?

You will need to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE test to assess your proficiency in English. You may also demonstrate English proficiency by successful completion of Level 112 from an ELS Language Center ( Based upon your score, you may be required to take additional English language classes. Learn more about English language policies.

What does it cost? 

We reward academic achievement with scholarships to freshman and transfer undergraduate students. The cost of attending Viterbo can be offset by these scholarships.

How do I apply?

You can apply online. We recommend applying as early as possible and allowing extra time to secure immigration documents.

Who do I contact?

Call 1-888-VITERBO (1-888-848-3726) or contact Kenneth Felts, Director of International Admissions at 608-796-3171 or email