ScholarshipThe LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship is awarded each spring to four outstanding international students. Recipients of this award must be currently enrolled for at least one semester. Recipients must demonstrate leadership skills, global engagement, and diversity, and must meet minimum academic requirements. Application information will be sent to each international student via e-mail by International Programs at the beginning of the application period. 


To explore external funding opportunities for international students, visit NAFSA by clicking here.



Graduate School

Applicants who hope to earn a master’s or doctoral degree from Louisiana State University should apply for graduate studies. Staff members with LSU’s Graduate School receive and review all transcripts and test scores to determine academic admissibility to the University for graduate applicants. To view the admission requirements, visit the Graduate School’s website and look under the “Prospective Students” section. You also can access the online application at the Graduate School’s website. If you have any questions regarding the graduate application or admission requirements, please contact the Graduate School at

In addition to the Graduate School’s admission requirements, individual academic departments may have additional requirements that you must meet to gain acceptance to the academic department. You should refer to the graduate programs offered for those additional requirements.

Please be aware that when you apply for academic admission to LSU at the graduate level, your application undergoes a two-fold process. You must be: 1. accepted by an academic department and 2. officially admitted to the University by the Graduate School.

Note: International Service cannot begin processing a Certificate of Eligibility until after an applicant has been officially admitted to the University by the Graduate School.

Exchange Program

If LSU is a partner university of the university at which you pursue your degree, you may be able to participate in a semester- or yearlong-exchange program. If you are interested in such a program, please contact the study abroad office at your university.

Also, LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad (APA) website can provide you with more information about International Exchange. If you have any questions, please contact APA at

LSU Online

LSU offers a number of fully online programs, allowing you to work toward earning an LSU degree from wherever you may be in the world. To learn more about the online programs that are currently being offered, visit LSU Online.

Note: LSU online degree programs do not allow for F-1 or J-1 sponsorship.