Hofstra University

Hofstra University - A World-Class University
International students are vital members of the Hofstra community. With a student population representing more than 60 countries, Hofstra is committed to providing the resources that international students need to become integral parts of the Hofstra community and achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Award-winning faculty, a growing list of academic programs, exemplary technological resources, state-of-the-art facilities, and easy access to a world of cultural, internship, and job opportunities in nearby New York City are all available and accessible to students at Hofstra.

We inspire students to explore their strengths and find their passions through unique life-shaping experiences, such as hosting two consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008 and 2012). Through a wide variety of on-campus multicultural programs, our students learn from one another and share their individual perspectives, helping prepare them for increasingly globalized workplaces.

A world-recognized education

With a growing international student population, the value of a Hofstra degree is recognized around the globe. Hofstra students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate program options in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education, engineering and applied science, and health sciences and human services, as well as 150 graduate programs that include schools of law and medicine. The University also offers more than 100 dual-degree programs, which allow students to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree while saving time and money.

A world of support

Hofstra ensures that international students are well integrated into campus life by placing great emphasis on orientation, including programs that engage all students on campus. The Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs at Hofstra focuses on all aspects of international student life at Hofstra: academic, social, cultural, legal, and financial. The office is here to help international students reach their educational goals by providing assistance before their arrival and throughout their time at Hofstra.

Before classes begin, the office provides an intensive orientation program to introduce students to Hofstra and help them adjust to their new surroundings. The office also assists with immigration counseling and applications for optional practical training, curricular training, economic work necessity, program extensions, international student insurance, and visa renewals, as well as travel assistance.

Undergraduate applicants who meet the required academic admission criteria (see below, “Applying to Hofstra”) are considered for admission to a Hofstra University degree program.

While Hofstra seeks applicants with scores of 550 or better on the paper TOEFL, 213 or better on the computer-based TOEFL, 80 or better on the Internet-based TOEFL, or an overall band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS, others with appropriate academic credentials are encouraged to apply. Although the SAT and ACT are not required, international students seeking merit-based scholarships are strongly encouraged to take these tests and submit the results to Hofstra.

A world of difference - see Hofstra

We invite you to see what it’s like to be a part of Hofstra’s dynamic community. We know that as an international student travelling to our campus may be not possible, so we encourage you to take our virtual campus tour at hofstra.edu/see.

Applying to Hofstra

You should complete an application form and send it, along with all other necessary documentation, to the Office of Admission. The application fee is $75; checks or money orders must be drawn on U.S. banks. Application forms can be found online at hofstra.edu/apply.

All documentation must be accompanied by English translations. Undergraduate applicants should rank in the top half of their graduating classes, with a B average (or its equivalent). Students must provide Hofstra with all final transcripts, exam records, and translations so that any advanced standing credit can be determined. International students are considered for both September and January admission.

The Admission Committee requires that all applicants whose native language is not English submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).For more information and testing locations, please visit toefl.orgor ielts.org.

The deadline to submit a formal application for September admission is August 1, and the last date to submit an application for January admission is December 1. Hofstra has a rolling admission policy. All documents may be sent electronically to InternationalAdmission@hofstra.edu. Official paper copies of these documents are required upon enrollment. For more information please visit hofstra.edu/international.

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • BA
    • Biology
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York
    • BS
    • Biology
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York
    • BS
    • Urban Ecology
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York
    • BA
    • Chemistry
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York
    • BS
    • Chemistry
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead
    • BA
    • Biochemistry
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York
    • BA
    • Computer Science
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York
    • BS
    • Computer Science
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York
    • BA
    • Computer Engineering
    • 3
    • Hempstead, New York
    • MS
    • Computer Science and Mathematics
    • 3 Years
    • Hempstead, New York

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