International Students

As a metropolitan and global university, St. John’s is one of the nation’s most diverse institutions of higher education. We are enriched by a mixture of cultures and feature an internationalized curriculum. As a result, we attract highly motivated international students from 123 countries.

Application Checklist


  • Complete and submit an online application at
  • An essay and recommendation letters are required for all programs.
  • Certain programs may have additional requirements, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 844-393-1677 to see if more application materials are required.


  • Official university and postsecondary transcripts, as well as degree conferrals/diplomas
  • Transcript evaluation is a requirement for all international students and St. John's.
    • Visit World Education Services (WES) Credential Evaluation for more information.
    • Students applying for the M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation must submit a course-by-course credit evaluation with GPA calculation by AEQUO.

Send all documents and evaluations to:

8000 Utopia Parkway
St. Augustine Hall, Second Floor
Queens, NY 11439

Test Scores

  • TOEFL or IELTS exam to demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Some programs require GRE/GMAT scores
  • When submitting test scores, please use the St. John’s school code 2799

Click here for more information regarding graduate application requirements for international admission.

Please Note: Conditional admission is an option for some graduate programs.

Language Requirement

Applicants who have attended an American high school abroad or an American university, or who are from any of the following countries, can have the TOEFL/IELTS requirement waived, but will be required to submit SAT or ACT test scores:

  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • Sierra Leone
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust

How do I begin the application process?

You can start your application online or visit the Admission page for a list of the materials you will need to submit for application.

If you have further questions about the program, please call us at 844-393-1677 or Request More Information.