The best way to get ahead in today’s global economy is to have an international academic experience. Ranked in the top one percent of all universities in the world by theTimes of London Higher Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook University is an ideal place for international students to enhance their undergraduate education with top-rated degree programs. At the same time, students can take advantage of the diverse cultural offerings of New York City and the serenity of rural Long Island.
Admission & Application
Students currently enrolled in a college/university with whom SBU has an exchange/study abroad agreement with.
A minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
TOEFL (if applicable): 80 IBT or IELTS 6.5
Submission of Application (Required Documents)
Application Items Required:
1. Complete online application with “ApplyYourself” and upload and complete the following documents :
i) Study Statement
A one page, typed Study Statement uploaded electronically through Apply yourself.
ii) Passport Upload a clear copy of the information page of your passport
iii) TOEFL (if applicable) Exchange/Visiting students must have a minimum of 80 IBT or 6.5 IELTS. Upload a clear image of your unexpired proficiency score.
iv) Home University Transcripts Upload a clear image of your home university transcripts.
2. Upon submission of your completed application, International Academic Programs and Services will evaluate it. You will receive an admission decision via email. If accepted, your Stony Brook University ID number and additional instructions will be sent to you via email.
You will also be required to submit the following documents electronically via SBU’s university database system (SOLAR)
i) Financial Support Documents All students must upload financial support documents showing the amountdemonstrating in the DS 2019 Certificate of Eligibility. Proof can be in the form of a bank letter or an original bank statement which states your name or your sponsor’s name in English. Documents must be dated within 6 months of term start date. These documents should be uploaded electronically via SOLAR
ii) Affidavit of Support (only required if using a sponsor) The name on the affidavit of support should be the same as the name on the bank letter/statement. Relationship to student should be indicated and signed by the sponsor. This document should be uploaded electronically.(Download Affidavit of support form here)
iii) Proof of Income (only required if using a sponsor) Your sponsor must show proof of income for the current year, which can be the form of an employer letter or income tax return. If sponsor is retired, this too must be stated in the form of a letter. This document should be uploaded electronically.
iv) Stony Brook University Health Form All students should complete the attached health form and send an attachment via email to email@example.com. Students should keep the original health form for future reference. *Note that this can be completed upon arrival through SBU Student Health Services; however enrollment into courses may be affected.(Download Health form here)
Fall Session: March 15
Spring Session: October 15