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Saint Martin's University

Check whether Saint Martin's University is right for you as an international student.

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Lacey, USA
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Study abroad at Saint Martin's University University

Saint Martin’s University is a private Catholic institution located in Lacey, Washington. Founded by Benedictine monks in 1895, the University provides students with a top-quality academic and spiritual education.

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across four schools. Courses in biology, business administration, engineering, and education are amongst the most popular with students.

St. Martin’s boasts a stunning 380-acre campus surrounded by scenic woodlands and forests. The campus features a historic abbey, comfortable residence halls, modern classrooms, and state-of-the-art sports and leisure facilities.

The University is also home to a vibrant and welcoming student population. With a packed social calendar and over 40 student clubs and organizations, you’ll never be short of things to do or people to meet. Sports enthusiasts looking to make it as a Saint athlete can try out for one of the University’s 13 NCAA Division II teams.

Why study at St. Martin's?

  • Generous scholarship schemes

    The University awards over $20 million in scholarships each year

  • Small class sizes

    St. Martin’s low student-to-faculty ratio ensures all students receive an education that’s tailored to their needs

  • Great location

    Based in between Seattle and Portland, St. Martin’s offers access to fantastic amenities and recreation opportunities

Life as an international student

As a University founded on the Benedictine values of hospitality, community, and love for others, St. Martin’s prides itself on creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for international students.

Staff at the office of international programs and development do everything they can to make your study abroad experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. They’ll assist you with things like applications, visas, passports, and medical issues.

The University runs a range of transition services to help you find your feet at St. Martin’s. For instance, the airport pick-up service ensures that you’re greeted by a friendly face as soon as you land in the US. There’s also an English as a second language (ESL) course, as well as a variety of orientation events.

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition

    $39,500 per year

  • Graduate tuition

    $1,320 per credit

International Student Merit Scholarship

Up to $10,000 awarded to international students who meet the minimum GPA and English proficiency requirements. Proof of required English proficiency is required. The scholarship is redeemable each year if the minimum GPA is maintained.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Non-renewable and may apply for only one award $1,000 International Leadership Award $1,000 Outstanding Service Award

TOEFL/IELTS Scholarship

It can be renew annually. Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports must be submitted for consideration Up to $2,000 according to the tests scores


Saint Martin's University

Saint Martin's University, 5000 Abbey Way SE Lacey, WA 98503-3200

Located between the metropolitan areas of Seattle and Portland, and minutes from Olympia, the state capital, Saint Martin's is close to the best of the Pacific Northwest. Here you'll enjoy urban excursions and outdoor adventure, both for the occasional diversion and the needed inspiration, not to mention opportunities to try new things and share your passions.

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Visa requirements for Saint Martin's 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.

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