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Please follow the instructions below to complete your application for admission to SVSU.

To apply for undergraduate (bachelor's) study:

  • Completed "International Undergraduate Application" either completed online, or download and mail to the address below
  • $80 application fee (if you apply online, you will be asked to pay when you submit the application - this is easier)
  • Statement and Evidence of Financial Support for one academic year, $29,536 USD (original bank statement)
  • Copy of passport page with name
  • Official high school transcripts, translated into English (original document)
  • Scores on the English language test (if scores are not submitted or are below requirements, conditional admission may be offered)

To apply for graduate (master's) study:

  • A completed "Application for Graduate Admission" either completed online, or download the International Graduate Application (291kB)mail to the address below
  • $80 application fee (if you apply online, you will be asked to pay when you submit the application - this is easier)
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A current résumé
  • A one-page statement of accomplishments and academic goals
  • Two letters of professional reference
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate competence in English. Each graduate degree has a specific requirement for English language proficiency, please see the chart below for Acceptable English Scores. Some programs do offer conditional admission if requirements are not met on application.*
  • Submit evidence of financial support in the amount of $30,560 USD for one academic year

Please refer to the Graduate Degrees degrees section of the Graduate Programs website for additional program specific requirements.

Your application, official transcript(s), evidence of financial support, and other supporting documents should be sent directly to:

Saginaw Valley State University
International Admissions, Wickes 160
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710-0001 U.S.A.

English Language Requirements for Admission >>

*Conditional Admission

Students without an English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS) or with a score below the minimum requirement may be admitted to the English Language Program or conditionally admitted to a degree program. Upon successful completion of English requirements, those students conditionally admitted can begin their degree program. Students interested in conditional admission should choose “Both ELP and Degree Program” on the first page of the application.

Admissions Questions?

Please contact the Office of International Admissions at intadmit@svsu.edu , +1.989.964.4268