Experience why so many people from around the world call Brenau home. As a student, you’ll flourish in an open-minded environment where we embrace different cultures and backgrounds. With our small class sizes and dedicated faculty, you will freely express yourself, ask questions in class and receive one-on-one support from your professors.

A supportive environment

We understand that moving across the world to an American university is a huge decision. That’s why at Brenau, you’ll have a strong support system of students, faculty and staff, who want to help you succeed and enjoy your time here. We offer plenty of opportunities for you to engage with domestic and international students and explore your new home.

Brenau’s Miller Institute for Global Education will make sure that you are set up to succeed, both academically and personally, and Brenau’s community is here to help. Through our International Friendship Program, we will pair you with a host partner, who will help you adjust to life in the U.S. and show you around the area. Your partner will meet with you once a month for an activity, whether that involves going to a restaurant, exploring the city or traveling to Atlanta for a day trip. Everyone at Brenau is here to ensure that you have a safe, exciting and enriching college experience.

Education that will last a Lifetime

For over 140 years, Brenau has inspired and educated students, just like you, to become confident leaders who aren’t afraid to challenge themselves and those around them. We offer 38 bachelor’s degrees, 38 master’s degrees and 10 doctoral degrees, so you have plenty of options to pursue your dream career.

Events

International student info sessions

Before you enroll at Brenau, you can speak with Brenau’s international students online to better understand what life will be like at Brenau and ask any questions you have. We also offer monthly online info sessions that cover topics such as receiving a student visa, the application process and budgeting for college. If our sessions don’t fit into your schedule, just let us know, and we’ll work with you to find an alternative.

View our virtual international student sessions.

Student events on campus

During your time at Brenau, you’ll have many opportunities to meet other students and learn about life at Brenau through activities hosted on campus. There’s always some sort of event happening at Brenau, including theatre and dance performances, cultural festivals, organization fairs and more.

Speak with someone at Brenau today

Our international admissions staff are here to guide you through your decision and application process. Please reach out to them if you have any questions, concerns or just want to know more about Brenau!

Ready to apply? Here’s what you need to do:

  • Complete your online application at brenau.edu/apply.
  • Mail or submit your official high school transcript or high school diploma to Brenau (if you don’t have college credits).
    • Mail documents to:
      Brenau University
      Office of Admissions
      500 Washington St SE
      Gainesville, GA 30501
    • Or submit documents via encrypted delivery service (Parchment, Escript, etc.) to: documents@brenau.edu

If you already have college credit obtained outside of the United States, Brenau University requires an official course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation from a NACES accredited organization. You may use any NACES accredited service including SpanTran’s evaluation tool below for transcript evaluation. Start your Span Tran course evaluation.

Learn more about using SpanTran in our application tutorial video.

Freshman applicants: If you have completed less than a full academic year of college (45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours), you are considered a freshman applicant, and you must submit official secondary (high school) transcripts translated in English. If you have completed any post-secondary education (college level) coursework outside of the U.S., you must submit an official NACES-accredited course-by-course evaluation.

Transfer applicants attending a college or university outside of the U.S.: If you have completed 30 or more hours of college credit, you must have official transcript evaluations from all colleges and universities attended sent to the Office of Admissions. Credential evaluations of transcripts in languages from countries other than the U.S. must be completed by a professional service, and you will pay the cost of this evaluation. Information regarding these services may be obtained by contacting Admissions.

Transfer applicants attending a U.S. college or university: If you are attending a U.S. college or university, you must have transcripts from all previous institutions sent directly to Admissions. Print out the SEVIS Transfer Verification Form (PDF) and send it to Admissions.

If English is not your native language, you must submit proof of English proficiency. Proficiency in the English language can be proven through submission of a minimum of one of the following:

  • ACT English score of 19
  • SAT verbal score of 450
  • SAT evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 500
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 497 (Paper based test)
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 170 (Computer based test)
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 59 (Internet based test)
  • Minimum Duolingo score of 85
  • IELTS score of 5.5
  • or a grade of “C” or better in EH 101 & EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university

English language placement: The Brenau English placement test will be administered to all students admitted on a student visa in order to place students in the appropriate English course. If you have taken the ACT or SAT test, that score will be used to determine English placement.

Credential evaluation: Credential evaluations of transcripts in languages from countries other than the U.S. must be completed by a professional service that you pay for yourself. Evaluations by an outside agency such as World Education Service or Education Credentials Evaluators are required to assure accuracy in determining U.S. equivalents. Information regarding these services may be obtained by contacting Admissions.

Financial requirements: All international students, residential and commuting, must have sufficient funds to pay full university tuition fees, textbooks, living expenses, transportation expenses, health insurance, and other incidental expenses while attending a university in the United States. Documentary evidence of means of financial support must be provided to Brenau for matriculation purposes and issuance of the Form I-20. This evidence is also required by the United States Embassy or Consulate when applying for a student visa to enter this country. To make tuition payments, visit the International Payments page.

United States Citizen and Immigration Services: It is the student’s responsibility to know and to comply carefully with all non-immigrant visa requirements as stated under the United States laws under Section 101 (a) (15) (F) (I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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