Information for International Students
Simon’s Rock enthusiastically welcomes applications from international students. Living with and learning from a diverse and talented group of peers is a key component of a Simon’s Rock education. International students greatly enrich our community with their perspectives and experiences. Our small classes and the personalized attention students receive both inside and outside of the classroom help international students to adjust to life on campus and in the United States. In recent years, our student body has included individuals from Brazil, Bermuda, Burma, Bhutan, China, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Namibia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Singapore, Sudan, Tibet, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
International students are eligible for both merit- and need-based scholarships. The deadline for students wishing to be considered for merit scholarships is February 1; International students will be considered for need-based aid through May 31.
We understand that international students may not be able to come to campus for an interview and are happy to arrange a telephone interview at your convenience.
Because we are unable to offer courses in English as a Second Language we require a strong facility with the English language upon entrance. Applicants for whom English is not a first language, and who have not studied in the United States or in an English-speaking country or attended a school in which English is the primary language of instruction, should submit the result of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), or 100 (Internet based).
International Students are eligible to receive Simon's Rock institutional financial aid. To determine the amount of financial aid available, the student is required to complete the International Student Financial Aid Application and the International Student Certification of Finances.
Students living abroad, who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, will require a student visa to study at Simon's Rock. Following admission to the college, applicants requiring a visa will be sent an I-20, with which they may begin the F-1 student visa application.