International Students

International Students

Our campus is dedicated to diversity and engagement. We welcome interest and applications from international students.


Please submit the following:

  • A completed Defiance College application.
  • An official transcript of all secondary and post-secondary grades and course work.
    • These must be evaluated through InCred
    • If these transcripts are not in English, a translation must be provided.
  • An official score report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT or PBT), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test.
  • Official evidence of adequate means of financial support by submission of an original or certified copy of the Document of Financial Resources.
  • A signed Understanding Agreement.


Please note:  For consideration, international student applicants must have achieved both of the following:

  • a minimum 2.25 grade point average (GPA) for secondary / high school course work
  • a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL PBT, 80 on the TOEFL iBT, 6 on the IELTS, or 110 on the Duolingo English Test


• Associate of Arts
• Bachelor of Arts
• Bachelor of Science
• Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Since Defiance College cannot provide need-based financial assistance for international students, the student must submit documentation that sufficient financial resources are available from family or outside sources for the period of study at Defiance College. This documentation may take the form of a certified or notarized letter from the sponsor's bank or a scholarship letter from the student's government and should accompany the Statement of Financial Resources.

Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation.