International Admissions

North Park University is proud to welcome students from around the world to our undergraduate college, Seminary, and select graduate programs. Our Chicago location and commitment to intercultural experiences provides a rich setting for class discussions, community life, and exploring your faith. Learn more about the admission requirements for each of these programs below.

English Language Proficiency

All international students (undergraduate and graduate) must demonstrate proficiency in the English language in order to study at North Park. Review our English language proficiency requirement. If you have questions about this policy, please contact your admissions representative.

Employment as a Student

International and exchange students may be able to work on campus while attending North Park, or may qualify for off-campus employment under specific circumstances. Read more about these options, including Curricular Practical Training (CPT) policies and procedures.

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Undergraduate Studies

International students are welcome to attend North Park to pursue a bachelor’s degree or for one-semester or year-long exchange programs. We also accept international transfer students, or adult international students seeking to complete a bachelor's degree

Learn more about our traditional undergraduate programs and requirements for undergraduate international students.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing

Bachelor's Degree Completion for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses who have completed an associate's degree in nursing at a U.S. college, hold a current Illinois RN license, and have an F1 Visa may be eligible to complete their bachelor of science with a major in nursing at North Park University. Learn more about the program and admission requirements.

School of Business and Nonprofit Management

Graduate Business and Nonprofit Programs

North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management welcomes international students to graduate degree and certificate programs. Learn more about program options and admission requirements for international students.

Master of Arts in Education

Graduate Education Degrees

International students are welcome to complete master’s degrees in education, though you are not eligible to earn certification/licensure to teach in the state of Illinois. Learn more about program options and admission requirements.


Graduate Music Degree

The School of Music offers a master of music in vocal performance degree for musicians who desire to extend the training in classical voice technique, performance, and pedagogy. Students from around the world are welcome. Explore the program and audition and application requirements.

Graduate School of Nursing

Graduate Nursing Programs

Due to state licensing requirements and federal restrictions that prevent international students (F1 Visa-holders) from working at clinical sites, the School of Nursing is not able to accept applications from international students to graduate and postgraduate programs.

North Park Theological Seminary

North Park Theological Seminary

North Park Theological Seminary welcomes women and men from around the world who are responding to a call to ministry and theological study. Learn more about the degree and certificate options, and review the Seminary’s application details for international students.