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International Students

Carson-Newman’s global campus

Our students bring a world of cultures to our East Tennessee campus. We are a diverse campus community where students represent more than 45 nations. Our 14:1 student to faculty ratio means you will thrive in a nurturing, safe academic community.

Additionally, our international Global Education programs offer many cultural activities to keep you engaged.


Carson-Newman University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services provides services and plans activities and co-curricular programs for international students. Some of the services provided by this office are: airport service at the beginning and end of each semester, assistance with checking into campus housing, international student orientation, assistance with opening bank accounts, periodic shopping, and assistance integrating into the university community. When available, information about opportunities for home-stays during school holidays will be available for students. For more information, contact Bevan Brown.

Bevan B. Brown

Assistant Director of Center for Global Education

Center for Global Education
1531 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

Carson-Newman University through its Global Education program works to strengthen the international and intercultural dimensions of the campus through a diverse range of curricular and co-curricular programs. Central to the mission of the University, the Center for Global Education provides enhanced programming that is committed to the Christian values of servanthood, leadership training, and global outreach.

In order to be evaluated for admission to an International Undergraduate program, the following documents are required. Please email Ms. Nilma Stewart, Director of International Admissions, at nstewart@bohaishi.com if you have any questions. Documents can be submitted individually and we understand that the documents relating to visa eligibility take additional time to compile. Please contact Ms. Stewart for guidance.

  • Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional course-by-course evaluation may be required for the admissions process. Please click here for specific official transcript instructions.
  • Official Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS score report.The minimum required Duolingo score is 90. The minimum required TOEFL score is 74 iBT (internet based). The minimum required IELTS score is 6.0 or an EIKEN score of Level 1 with a compulsory math placement exam.
  • Confirmation of Financial Support form (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
  • Official, currently dated bank letter in support of funding listed on Confirmation of Financial Support form (bank letter instructions can be accessed in your application status portal)
  • I-20 Application (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
  • Color scan of passport photo page

If you are admitted, please submit the $200.00 enrollment deposit through your application status portal at admissions.bohaishi.com/status

This school is authorized by Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

In order to be evaluated for admission to an International Graduate program, the following documents are required. Please email Ms. Nilma Stewart, Director of International Admissions, at nstewart@bohaishi.com if you have any questions. Documents can be submitted individually and we understand that the documents relating to visa eligibility take additional time to compile. Please contact Ms. Stewart for guidance.

  • Application for Admission
  • Official university transcript showing a bachelor’s degree has been conferred. A professional course by course credential evaluation may be required for the admission process. Please click here for specific official transcript instructions.
  • Official Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS score report. The minimum required Duolingo score is 101, the minimum for TOEFL is a 79 iBT (internet based) and the minimum required IELTS score is 6.5. Applicants may also submit an EIKEN score of Level 1 with a compulsory math placement exam.
  • Confirmation of Financial Support form (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
  • Official, currently dated bank letter in support of funding listed on Confirmation of Financial Support form (bank letter instructions can be accessed in your application status portal)
  • I-20 Application (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
  • Color scan of passport photo page
  • There may be additional admission requirements as specified for individual graduate programs.

If you are admitted, please submit the $500.00 enrollment fee through your application status portal at admissions.bohaishi.com/status

This school is authorized by Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

International student health insurance is mandatory.  This amount will be charged to the student’s account one-half in the fall semester and the other half in the spring semester. For more information, contact the Center for Global Education.

LewerMark, a provider of health and accident insurance to international students, provides all International Students with coverage at Carson-Newman. Your student account will be billed each semester for your coverage. Your insurance card will be provided by the Center for Global Education. For information on LewerMark, click here. To return to Carson-Newman’s website, simply close the LewerMark window.

LewerMark Administrative Guide

The mission of the C-N International Club is to bring together students from a variety of cultural backgrounds in order to raise multicultural awareness and encourage friendship in a global setting. The Club is a student-led group that seeks to encourage interaction between international and American students by organizing a variety of fun and interactive events that both highlight and celebrate the different nations represented on campus.

Follow us on Instagram (@cnuinternationalclub) to see event announcements.  Email cnintclub@bohaishi.com for more information or to become an active member.

International Scholarships & Financial Aid

Carson-Newman offers many merit-based academic and talent scholarships funded by private donors to the University. Click the link below for more details.