Samford is a global community with students from 29 countries. We offer support from the application process and throughout your Samford experience. You will find information below on the application checklist, activities at Samford and more. Have questions? Email Andrew Maines at amaines@samford.edu.

Undergraduate Applicant (Freshman)

Application Checklist

  • Completed Undergraduate Application
  • Official government documentation (passport, visa)
  • Documentation for financial support (bank statement, minimum balance $42,120)
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official high school transcript

The following is required for transcripts in a language other than English:

  • Translated and notarized transcript
  • A "Course by Course Evaluation" by either WES or ECE)
  • English proficiency tests:
    • TOEFL/TOEFL iBT (Test Code 1302). Competitive admission will be offered to students with the following minimum scores: iBT: 90 or Paper: 575
    • IELTS: Favorable admission will be offered to students with a minimum score of 6.5.
  • ACT/SAT scores (student may request waiver)

Undergraduate Applicant (Transfer)

Application Checklist

  • Completed Undergraduate Application
  • Official transcripts from every college/university attended and/or currently attending.
  • Official government documentation (passport, visa)
  • Documentation for financial support (bank statement, minimum balance $42,120)
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of recommendation

Students with fewer than 24 completed college credit hours also need to provide the following:

  • Official high school transcript

The following is required for transcripts in a language other than English:

  • Translated and notarized transcript
  • A "Course by Course Evaluation" by either WES or ECE)
  • English proficiency tests:
    • TOEFL/TOEFL iBT (Test Code 1302). Competitive admission will be offered to students with the following minimum scores: iBT: 90 or Paper: 575
    • IELTS: Favorable admission will be offered to students with a minimum score of 6.5.
  • ACT/SAT scores (student may request waiver)

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Students 2021-2022
Charge Amount
Annual Tuition $34,410
Fees (Bulldog Days Orientation, International Student Fee, University Fee) $1,250
Room and Board $11,260
Samford Health Insurance $2,940
Books $400
Total $50,260

*Any student requesting an F or J visa to study at Samford is required to show proof of financial support for the estimated total cost by completing the International Student Financial form.

Scholarship Opportunities

International students at Samford can apply for scholarships. Once you apply to Samford, you can apply for scholarships.

Payment Plan Options

Coming to the USA for a Visit?

Add Samford as part of your trip to the U.S. You can tour the campus, meet with a professor in your program of interest and talk with your Admission Counselor. Schedule your visit.

Student Life at Samford