International Graduate Student Admissions

General Requirements

International students must follow the requirements listed below. In addition, you must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as well as an Affidavit of Support. All documents must be received before your application will be considered.

  • Submit an application
    Follow the steps to apply provided on the Rosemead School of Psychology graduate admissions page.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    Rosemead requires a score of 100iBT / 250CBT / 600 paper-based or higher, or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.5. These tests are only required for non-native English speakers.
  • Affidavit of Support
    Submit an Affidavit of Support for each individual source of funding. Before we can consider your application you must be able to demonstrate a substantial amount of financial support from your own resources. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not allow us to issue I-20 forms (used to obtain student visas) without documented proof that the student has sufficient funds to study in this country. The affidavit of support form assures us that you will receive support from a sponsor or your parent(s) for the necessary funds to support your education at Biola. We require that an official or notary public notarize the form. We also require that corresponding bank statements be attached.
    Download the Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF)
  • Bachelor's degree equivalent
    You must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from an accredited or recognized institution.
  • Submit items by December 1
    All required admissions items must be received by December 1 prior to the semester for which application is made.
  • Submit an I-20 Form
    To obtain the I-20 form (which is used to apply for a student visa), you must complete the above process, be accepted to the university, and pay an enrollment deposit of US $100.

Thank you for your interest in our programs. We want to know you and help you navigate the application process. Have questions? Contact our International Admissions office!

Joshua Esau, Senior International Admissions Counselor

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Although some financial aid available, international students should be prepared to show financial support for the full cost of tuition, living expenses and student health insurance.

International Student Aid Grant

  • Immigration status must be F-1 (student visa)
  • Minimum academic standing of 70% / "C"
  • Demonstrate funds for approximately 90% of the educational costs by a sponsor
  • Must be a full-time student during the academic year at Biola (9 or more units per semester)

Church Matching Scholarship

Biola will match up to $750 from one church (not multiple churches) every year. Students will receive the scholarship in the fall. To apply, students must submit a completed Church Matching Application with a check from the church by the given deadline. There will be no exceptions to the deadline of the application.

  • Amount: Up to $750
  • Renewable: Yearly
  • Deadline: October 1 (Full-year students)