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Meadville Lombard’s learning community stretches around the globe

Welcome to Meadville Lombard! We are glad that you are interested in applying to one of our programs.  

Our learning community is becoming increasingly racially, culturally, and nationally diverse. Meadville Lombard alums and current students hail from Canada, Colombia, India, Japan, Kenya, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, and Transylvania, in addition to the United States. At Meadville Lombard, you will find faculty, staff, and peers who will support you in strengthening the skills you need to serve in your own context.

Our Director of International Formation and Recruitment is here to assist you in pinpointing and addressing the specific needs you have as an international student. It starts with identifying the right program for you, and the support continues all the way through to graduation.

Admissions Process

Our admissions criteria are the same for all applicants regardless of their nationality. As an international student, please be aware of the following:

    • Although our learning community includes students who speak many different languages, our classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, our faculty will assess your English skills based on the essays you submit in your application and may request an interview with you.
    • We have a few scholarships and other financial support available for international students that only cover tuition. See the tuition and fees page to learn more about fees and estimated living expenses.

Steps to Study at Meadville Lombard

  1. Choose the right program for you. We are happy to assist you in this process. Reach out to Director of International Formation and Recruitment to talk more about your vision for your spiritual formation.
  2. Complete your application
  3. Create a budget. Map out the funds you will need in order to complete the program, as well as your financial resources. See the tuition and fees page for estimated living expenses. 
  4. Apply for a student visa. You can find all the information you need about this process at websites of the American Embassy in your country, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, and the U.S Department of Homeland Security.
  5. Prepare for your departure. Make an appointment with the Director of International Formation and Recruitment to make sure you have everything you need to enter the United States and attend classes.