Non-immigrant/International Students (I-20)

Faith International University is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. A non-immigrant/international student refers to someone who is not a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States who consistently takes most coursework in through on-campus, resident study. Such students must meet all of the stated admissions requirements, follow specific application procedures as well as all Federal regulations and procedures. In addition, the applicant must be willing to uphold all institutional standards, abide by all student policies, maintain full-time student status, and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.


In order for an applicant to receive the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) and obtain a visa as a non-immigrant student, the following conditions must be satisfied:

  1. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) normally is required of English program applicants for whom English is not their primary language. Testing may be waived if the applicant can demonstrate English reading and writing skills necessary to achieve and maintain satisfactory academic standards, or if a program is offered in their first language. For undergraduate and graduate programs minimum TOEFL scores must be met: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 79 Internet based, or a comparable IELTS score of 6.5. For doctoral programs minimum TOEFL scores are 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 Internet-based or a comparable IELTS score of 7.0;
  1. The applicant must show evidence of adequate financial resources to live and study in the United States. This should include an official summary statement or affidavit of available financial support from the student, the student’s family, or other financial guarantors in the U.S., or the home country of the applicant. An official bank statement verifying adequate financial resources for the program of study (including living expenses) must be submitted;
  1. The applicant must submit all required documentation and fees pertaining to non-immigrant student admission including the I-20 processing fee;
  1. The applicant must submit all requirements for admission into an eligible program and receive final approval for admission in the program; and
  1. The applicant must be registered with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and be issued an official SEVIS registration number.

 Download the International Admissions Supplemental Packet

Note: Contact the Office of Admissions for further information and relevant forms pertaining to international student admission.