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We welcome students from around the globe. 

Our strong academic programs and committed faculty members will prepare you for success anywhere in the world. Our small class sizes will also ensure that you get personalized attention and lots of real-world experience in your program. 

We’re located in Columbia, Missouri, a culturally diverse community that is home to more than 36,000 college students. Columbia has a local airport and is located between Kansas City and St. Louis, both major cities with international airports and shuttle services to Columbia.

We invite you to explore our programs and student life at Stephens, as well as request more info.

As part of the application process, you will need to submit previous school records, as well as official TOEFL and/or iTEP test scores.


International Student Admissions Process 

Step 1: Explore our programs

Step 2: Apply to Stephens

Use the link above to submit your application.

Step 3: Send these required documents to the address below. 

  • Official Secondary School records (listing subjects, grades, and date of graduation) *If documents are not in English, you will be responsible for providing official translation.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language with ONE of the following:
    • Official TOEFL test scores. Minimum: TOEFL paper-based score of 520; TOEFL iBT 72 with NO section scores below 5.5 (Stephens' TOEFL code is 6683)   
    • Official iTEP score. Minimum: 3.7  
    • Official IELTS Academic score. Minimum: 5.5  
    • Official ACT (code 2374) or SAT (code 6683)  
    • Diploma from a secondary/higher education institution in official English-speaking countries with a minimum of two years successful full-time study with English as the medium of instruction.
    • Completion of an English program at an approved Intensive English Institution. (Subject to approval by the Office of Admissions).
    • Completion of two college-level English courses that would transfer to Stephens.
  • If applicable, submit transcripts from all colleges attended (it is considered academic dishonesty not to disclose all colleges previously attended).
  • A statement of purpose

Mail to:
Stephens College 
International Admissions
Campus Box 2121
1200 E. Broadway 
Columbia, Mo 65215

Step 4:
If you are accepted: 

Students accepted to Stephens will need to submit a Certification of Finances. A current letter of sponsorship from a government may be used in place of the bank statement. You will be responsible for payment of any special mailing/shipping costs.

You will also be asked to pay an enrollment deposit which is non-refundable after May 1st and will be applied to your tuition.

Note: Admission to Stephens College does not guarantee acceptance into selected academic programs.


Connect With Us

Xander Kennedy 
International Admissions Counselor
Phone +1 (800) 876-7207

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