International Students

See all the world to offer, starting with Villa Maria College in Buffalo, New York! As an international applicant, your personal admissions counselor will help you complete the international admissions process, prepare for classes, and transition into life as a Villa Viking and in the US.

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Acceptance Requirements


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Submit the Following Required Documents:

  • Original high school diploma or graduation certificate. Certified true copies are also accepted if they are stamped and signed by the official. Regular copies or scans are not acceptable. Applicants should possess the equivalent of 12-years of elementary and secondary school education. Official translation may be requested for non-English transcripts.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is not is required, but students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency.
  • Proof of financial responsibility to pay. An original, signed letter on bank letterhead showing at least $25,000 in US funds (or equivalent) in the name of sponsor or student. Tuition and housing expenses range from $25k-$30k a year depending on scholarship eligibility. To learn more about scholarships, click here.
  • A copy of your passport.

Document Processing Fee

A mandatory, non-refundable processing fee of $100.00 payable in U.S. currency by check or money order to Villa Maria College is required with original documents submitted. This is used to send documents to you by mail. Please send required documents to:

Villa Maria College
Office of Admissions
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225

Scholarships may be available to exceptional international students. A letter of acceptance and the I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility) are forwarded to the applicant after all documents have been submitted, evaluated, and approved. Villa Maria College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non immigrant, alien students.

Join the family.

“During my first tour of the College, I fell in love with Villa Maria’s Computer Software Development program. Villa has specialized equipment for every major (in my case a lot computer labs filled with technology) and teaches practical skills, like programming, that help me develop my skills for my future career. I chose Villa because it is a small school that focuses on developing its students both academically and as human beings. Villa feels like a family. You can talk to anyone and feel sure they know who you are. You are in an environment where people care about you.”

Gianluca Ndukanma, ’23, El Palomar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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