Admission & Financial Aid

International Students

International Student Application Checklist:

An application will not be complete until we have received the items listed below.
Click on the checklist items to learn more.

Application for Admission and Scholarships

International students may apply for admission online using either the Common Application or the CSB/SJU Application. Students will be automatically considered for an International Student Scholarship by applying for admission and submitting the International Student Financial Aid Application.

Writing Sample/Essay

The writing sample is an essential part of your application. It gives the Admission Committee an opportunity to learn about you as a person. Your writing sample also will serve as an example of your writing abilities.

Choose one option for submission:

Official Academic Records/Transcripts

Choose one option for submission:

High School Students: Submit an official high school transcript and official transcripts from any post secondary institution from which you are receiving college credits.

Transfer Students: Submit official transcripts from the post secondary institution(s) you have attended AND an official high school transcript.

Test Scores (TOEFL, IELTS,  DET or PTE Academic; SAT or ACT)

The TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), PTE Academic or other approved test of English language ability, is required for all international applicants whose primary language of instruction throughout secondary school is not English. The SAT or ACT is recommended but not required. The TOEFL and SAT school code for CSB is 6104; for SJU it is 6624. The ACT school code for CSB is 2094; for SJU it is 2146.

For instructions on how to have your test scores sent to CSB/SJU, go to the following websites:

Financial Information

The International Student Financial Aid Application is required for admission and International Student Scholarship and Student Employment consideration. And the Certification of Finances form (along with a bank or income statement) will be required if a student is accepted and intends to enroll. This form must show that “sufficient funding” is available to cover remaining costs after factoring in the CSB/SJU International Student Scholarship. This information is needed for schools to issue a SEVIS I-20 form which students need to apply for an U.S. F1 student visa.

Optional Item:
Teacher Evaluation

The evaluation should be from a teacher from one of your core academic courses (English, math, science, or social science). Only one evaluation is required, but you may submit more than one.

Choose one option for submission:

Costs and International Student Scholarships

  • Approximate average costs for tuition, fees, room and board (food) for 2020-2021: $59,700
  • Note: Tuition costs are the same between CSB and SJU but some other costs for living expenses and fees differ slightly between CSB and SJU. Additional costs include books, health insurance and travel.
  • 100% of international student receive some form of financial aid. CSB/SJU offer competitive international scholarships (partial) of up to $30,000.
  • On-campus student employment is also available during the school year. Students may work 5-10 or 6-12 hours per week and can earn up to $3,600 during the nine-month school year.

International students should apply online at  commonapp.org.
Common App
Contact International Admission
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Mr. Alex Schleper

Office of Admission
2850 Abbey Plaza
PO Box 7155
Collegeville, MN 56321

Toll Free 800-544-1489
Office 320-363-2263
Fax 320-363-3206
Email [email protected]