Thank you for your interest in our School of Education. We want to know you and help you navigate the application process. Have questions? Contact our International Admissions office!
Joshua Esau, Senior International Admissions Counselor
Online or Already in USA - November 1 for Spring Admission and July 1 for Fall Admission
On Campus - October 1 for Spring Admission and June 1 for Fall Admission
Follow these admission requirements and deadlines.
Before we can consider your application you must be able to demonstrate a substantial amount of financial support from your own resources. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not allow us to issue I-20 forms (used to obtain student visas) without documented proof that the student has sufficient funds to study in this country. This means the applicant must raise 100% of the necessary costs. The Affidavit of Support form assures us that you will receive support from a sponsor or your parent(s) for the necessary funds to support your education at Biola. You need an Affidavit of Support form for each individual source of funding. You need to find a sponsor (or sponsors) who will pay for your educational expenses, or you must have the funds yourself (note: Copies of the Affidavit of Support may be made if more than one person will serve as sponsor for your expenses). We require that an official or notary public notarize the form. We also require that corresponding bank statements be attached.
It is important to understand the cost of attending a private university in the United States before beginning the application process. This section attempts to answer questions about financial aid available to international students.
International students on F-1 visas may work on campus but not off campus. Accompanying spouses in the U.S. are not permitted to work unless also full-time students. Do not plan on any other employment while in the United States. Biola has around 680 on-campus jobs, but it is not guaranteed that you will get a job on campus.
Please refer to the Global Students page on Biola's website for information and resources designed for our international students!
If you have any questions or would like more information on any graduate program at Biola, we're here to help! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-985-9858.