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Southern Utah University

Check whether Southern Utah University is right for you as an international student.

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Cedar City, USA
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Study abroad at Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University (SUU) is a respected institution based in Cedar City, Utah. SUU sits proudly on a sprawling 130-acre campus with countless green spaces and peaceful study spots.

The University offers over 140 dynamic undergraduate programs and 21 outstanding postgraduate qualifications across seven academic colleges. There are courses from a range of disciplines, from aviation to performing arts.

SUU’s 12,000 students have access to fantastic facilities. There are globally recognized restaurant brands on campus, a fabulous library, high tech computer labs, and a state of the art fitness center with swimming pools, climbing walls, and a gymnasium.

The athletics teams are known as the Southern University Thunderbirds. There are 15 teams competing in NCAA Division I. The Thunderbirds represent SUU in sports like basketball, football, volleyball, and golf.

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Why study at Southern Utah University?

  • Secure environment

    The safety and well-being of students is a top priority for SUU

  • Global population

    International students from across the world study at The University

  • Small learning groups

    Students benefit from personal attention from teaching staff

  • Amazing location

    There’s lots for students to discover and enjoy on their doorstep

Life as an international student

Every year, hundreds of students from around the globe descend onto Cedar City to study at SUU. There are currently over 660 international students studying at The University. You’ll feel at home in no time, thanks to the friendly atmosphere.

SUU offers a host of on-campus accommodation options, from suite-style halls to modern apartment complexes. Student residences are clean, comfortable, and located in a secure setting. SUU’s friendly staff can also help you find off-campus housing.

There are so many ways to make friends at SUU. As an international student, you can enjoy hundreds of social events, over 130 student clubs and organizations, and plenty of volunteering and networking opportunities during the semester.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Minor Surgery
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 160
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - $20,822 per year
  • Graduate tuition - from $18,362 to $24,066 per year

The SUU International Student Scholarship Committee considers a number of factors when awarding scholarships including academic merit (GPA), geographic distribution, and financial need. Awardees typically have a 3.0 GPA. International Student Scholarships cannot be combined with other substantial SUU tuition scholarships.


  • International Founders’ Scholarships

    4-Year $8,500 Scholarships

  • International Deans' Scholarships

    4-Year $6,000 Scholarships

  • International Centurium Scholarships

    4-Year $3,000 Scholarships


  • International Graduate Founders’ Scholarships

    2-Year $8,500 Scholarships

  • International Graduate Deans' Scholarships

    2-Year $6,000 Scholarships


Southern Utah University

351 W University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720, United States

The University is conveniently located in the heart of Cedar City. Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Salt Lake City are easily reachable, giving you plenty to explore.

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Visa requirements for Southern Utah University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements