About Biola

As one of America’s leading Christian universities, Biola University has a strong record of preparing international students for successful and meaningful careers. Each year, more than 6,000 students from around the world enroll in Biola’s highly regarded programs, whether online or at our campus near Los Angeles — a global center for business, technology and entertainment.

With more than 150 academic programs and a strong biblical foundation, Biola offers a learning environment that will strengthen your mind and deepen your faith.

Virtual Campus Tour

If you can’t make it to campus, you can take an interactive tour of Biola right from your own computer screen.

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Biola's Culture

Biola’s vibrant campus community offers endless opportunities for you to get involved in something fun and unique.

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History and Heritage

Since 1908, Biola has stood as a beacon of hope for the intellectual, spiritual and moral growth of its students.

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Undergraduate Fact Sheets

Want to learn more about Biola? View our fact sheet in English, Spanish and Korean!

Graduate Program Sheet

Learn about Talbot School of Theology's programs! View our program sheet in Korean.

Undergraduate

Biola is a globally minded liberal arts college with 4,300 undergraduate students who represent over 60 different countries. Whether you decide to pursue the sciences or the humanities, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the most respected Christian professors in America.

Majors and Programs

Choose from over 150 academic programs, ranging from biological sciences and journalism, to theatre and education.

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Admissions Process

Need help getting your application together? Find out more about the international student admissions process.

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Financial Aid

Biola works hard to make a private Christian education affordable and distributes more than $30 million in scholarships each year to students.

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Student Resources

Global Student Programs & Development provides community-building opportunities to make you feel a part of the Biola family.

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Graduate

Biola University’s graduate schools provide students with advanced, rigorous and biblically centered academic and professional training.

A premier school of theology committed to the unchanging truth of God’s word, offering degrees such as a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership and others.

A nationally accredited school of business offering rigorous and biblically centered Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accountancy degree programs.

A leading school of psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association, offering Psy.D. and Ph.D. degree programs and accredited clinical training opportunities.

A graduate school of education serving future teachers through degree programs like the Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Education and others.

A school committed to equipping students to communicate, live and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts through degree programs in TESOL, intercultural studies and more.

The newest graduate school at Biola, offering a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, seeking to equip a new generation of ethically thoughtful professionals in the sciences and health care.

English Language Learners

The English Language Learners (ELL) program at Biola University offers an immersive language-learning experience for international students and students for whom English is not a primary language. The program helps students become proficient in speaking, writing and reading in English — including academic and Christian communication — and prepares them for success in graduate and undergraduate programs at Biola. We also offer an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) option, which integrates ELL and general education courses.

For more information, please contact Dr. Elmar Hashimov at elmar.hashimov@biola.edu.

“My professors integrate both lectures and practicums, allowing for deeper knowledge of classroom content. We are continually applying what we learned in class to real world situations.”

Diana — Business
Indonesia

“There are plenty of useful resources that make Biola's admissions process straightforward and streamlined. The admission staff and student advisors were friendly and helpful and guided me throughout my journey to study here at Biola.”

Nicholas — Music in Worship
China

“Pursuing a doctoral degree through Talbot School of Theology at Biola University has broadened my mind, fed the spirit, ministered the heart and strengthened my hands that I may better serve Christ and his church.”

Joseph L.
Singapore