We welcome students
from around the world

Find a friendly and inclusive place

At Western Connecticut State University, you will find a welcoming and diverse student population, including international students from 22 countries.

Students benefit from small classroom environments, personalized advising and close student/faculty interaction. You’ll get research and field opportunities to expand your skills and your network. WCSU’s students stay active and have fun in sports, clubs, activities and community service. 

WCSU offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. Our regularly updated, fully accredited programs are highly relevant to today’s business and professional needs.

You’ll connect with professional organizations, international corporations, leading health centers, large and small businesses, community groups and more, with many possibilities for internships and field work.

Our faculty’s extensive connections to community and professional organizations (schools, theatres, hospitals, art galleries, multinational companies) — and their commitment to mentoring students in small classes — provide our students with extensive career opportunities.

Whether you study in the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences, the Ancell School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, or the School of Visual & Performing Arts, you will benefit from small classes, state-of-the art labs, academic support services, a brand-new Dining Hall and a Health and Wellness Center.

We have free transportation between our campuses, and four dorms including two with apartment-style living. There are two Student Centers/dining halls, two libraries, many personalized tutoring services, gyms and workout rooms, an indoor pool and a large athletics complex.

We look forward to working and learning with you!

To contact the Office of International Services visit:

This office helps you with necessary steps and provides resources on the process of securing your F-1 visa. We’ll assist you with making your way to the United States and transitioning to life on campus.


WCSU is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE) and offers a multitude of undergraduate degrees as well as Doctoral Programs, Masters and MBA Programs, and Certificate Programs.

WCSU International Student at Graduation

Tuition for International Students

A full year of tuition for an undergraduate student is $16,095 and for a graduate student is $18,469.

For more information on additional fees please visit:

Take the following steps to start your WCSU application:

  • 1.

    Officially apply and pay $50 processing fee. This can be done online at
    Officially apply and pay $50 processing fee. This can be done online at
  • 2.

    Provide a photocopy of your current visa.
  • 3.

    Take one of four tests for English – the TOEFL is the most popular, and you must meet WCSU’s required score on any of the tests.
  • 4.

    File an affidavit of financial support proving you can provide for a full year of tuition, fees, room and board, health insurance and books. If you will live with a family in the U.S., then you must provide a letter from them stating they will accept the responsibility of housing you (room and board), which will reduce your affidavit by about $13,000.
  • 5.

    Have an Educational Service evaluate your education in your country. If you have attended college there, or any other country outside the U.S., then we must have a course-by-course evaluation of your education. If you have not attended school beyond the equivalent of U.S. high school, then we can use a document-to-document evaluation.
New England and New York City

Welcome to New England

Western Connecticut State University is located in the New England region of the American Northeast. Close to major cities, ocean beaches and mountain retreats, our area offers plenty of hiking, adventure sports, skiing and lake activities in four unique seasons.

One of the safest cities in the USA, Danbury, Connecticut offers many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Trains and busses take you to New York City or Boston (and many other New England cities). There are several major airports servicing our area. Along with campus social activities, you’ll enjoy exploring our region of the United States.

Find yourself in the center of it all
Experience the great cultural resources of New York City (Broadway, opera, museums) and network with experts from scientific laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, international businesses, financial institutions and NGOs headquartered in the greater New York City metro area.

We know that moving away from home and living in a different culture can be challenging, but it’s also exciting! We will help you feel welcome at WCSU and provide you with the guidance and tools to achieve your academic goals and earn your degree.

Click the links below to learn about the forms you need to complete or to apply to Western Connecticut State University.