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Fairfield University

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

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Fairfield, USA
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Study abroad at Fairfield University

Fairfield University is a private Jesuit, Catholic university based in Connecticut, the US. Its campus is 200 acres located on the coastline of Connecticut in the city of Fairfield. The University can offer you a choice of 44 majors, 16 interdisciplinary minors and 41 graduate programs that enable you to turn your interests into passions and careers.

The University is divided into five schools and colleges, with some of the most popular fields of study being business, management and marketing. The University’s student body is a mix of 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with around 2,600 full time undergraduate students living on campus in residence halls, townhouses, and apartment complexes.

Why study at Fairfield University?

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  • Athletics and sports

    Fairfield’s Stags play varsity sports at NCAA Division I level

Life as an international student

International students have time between studying to explore Connecticut, visit iconic landmarks, and experience the US, its customs and activities. New York City is only an hour away by train. Student organizations play an important role in shaping the Fairfield student experience and campus community through their philanthropy, community events, and social opportunities.

Orientation is provided to international students at the start of your course. The program offers time for personal advice as well as course registration. The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) is the main resource for international students during their time at Fairfield University. The OSE can help with medical health insurance, campus life, and adapting to life in the United States.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 2
    • No. of Diving Pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 6
    • No. of Basketball Courts 2
  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 4
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 2
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 2
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 201

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Fees and funding

Fairfield University are committed to every aspect of your education - including helping you afford it.

Undergraduate tuition - US$48,000 per year Graduate tuition - US$30,000 per year

International scholarships and financial aid

All students regardless of citizenship are automatically considered for any merit-based scholarships. No separate application is required. Merit-based scholarships are renewable over all four years of attendance as long as certain academic requirements are met.

International students are encouraged to apply for financial aid using the College Board's CSS Profile. This application should be submitted by the stated deadline.


Fairfield University

1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824, USA

The town of Fairfield is set along the Gold Coast of Connecticut with breezy beaches, a thriving arts community, and restaurants abound.

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Visa requirements for Fairfield University

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