International Students

Our degree programs available to International Students

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All Traditional Undergraduate degrees offered at our Lancaster Campus are available.

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Online Undergraduate Degrees through our accelerated undergraduate track are available for students to study at home in their country.

Selective Graduate Degrees due to government regulations, only seminary or graduate degree programs offered on the Lancaster Campus are available to international students.

Coming to the U.S. is exciting and we want to help you through this journey. Please contact us for more information or ask your questions by emailing us or using the "Ask your question" button in the lower right corner.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Undergraduate Students

A $3,000 annual tuition scholarship is available to undergraduate international students who have been accepted to LBC and demonstrate financial need as determined by the International Student Financial Aid Application.

This scholarship is renewable with a 2.3 cumulative GPA, and good standing with the college.

Seminary\Graduate Students

They are eligible for a 30% off tuition scholarship. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


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Traditional Undergraduate

Online Study

Seminary|Graduate

Application Deadlines

FALL STUDENTS

  • Apply before June 1
  • All paperwork submitted by July 1
  • Payment submitted in full before August 1 (Money may be sent by check or money transfer.)

Once Payment is received an I-20 will be issued by Lancaster Bible College. Once the student receives the I-20, the student may apply for a Student Visa.


SPRING STUDENTS

  • Apply before October 1
  • All Paperwork Submitted by November 1
  • Payment Submitted in Full before December 1 (Money may be sent by check or money transfer.)

Once Payment is received an I-20 will be issued by Lancaster Bible College. Once the student receives the I-20, the student may apply for a Student Visa.

Services, Resources and Activities Available

International Student Advising & Support

We are here to help you understand your F-1 visa and immigration regulations as well as provide support for any financial, academic or personal concerns you may have.

The Ally Center: Tutoring and Academic Support

We want you to succeed in all of your classes each semester. The Ally Center is an academic support center providing academic mentoring, math labs, and a writing center. Students may sign up for semester-long weekly appointments, make appointments as needed, and participate in formal, mentor-led study groups for specific courses. Appointments can be scheduled in person, by calling the center, or by sending an email.

International Student Fellowship

This campus organization provides support and fellowship for students from outside the United States – both international students, as well as Third-Culture-Kids (TCKs). Meet each semester to relate and grow together, sometimes at professors’ homes with a meal and conversation and other times on campus.

Health Services on Campus

Rest assured that you will have access to health services while studying at LBC. You may be evaluated by an on-campus nurse at any time during regular Health Services office hours. Also, a doctor visits campus Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 5 pm. You may sign up for an appointment, free of charge.

Counseling and Career Center

We’re here to help you as you adjust to a new culture and country. Our biblically based counseling and career services are free for all LBC undergraduate and graduate students.

Where in the world is Lancaster Bible College?

Lancaster Bible College is a safe and secure campus, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (PA) in the northeastern part of the United States. Lancaster is a medium-sized city of about 50,000 residents, and is surrounded by sprawling farmland.

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Accessible to Local Transportation and Airports

Our location and access to an Amtrak train station gives you the ability to easily explore beyond campus. Lancaster is less than 3 hours away from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

  • The downtown Lancaster Amtrak train station is 5 minutes from campus.
  • The major New York City-area airports are about 2.5 hours from campus.
  • Harrisburg International Airport is about a 40-minute ride from campus.
  • Philadelphia International Airport is about 1.5 hours from campus.
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport is 2 hours from campus.

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“When I first came to the U.S. and to LBC, I was overwhelmed because everything was new to me. I used the Ally Center resources to help me in American college life. The staff helped me organize my time schedule, taught me how to do homework assignments and helped me study for exams. Then, I passed my first year of college!”
— Yukiko Shimada, class of 2016

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