International Admissions


At Canisius College, international students receive personal attention and academic mentorship to assist them in achieving their educational, personal, and professional goals. Students are supported in discovering all of the opportunities offered to them, both on and off campus. The City of Buffalo provides exciting experiences and is located within a four-hour drive of other major cities! Learn more below about how Canisius can help you further your life and career!

Are You an International Student?

An international student is:

  • A student who does not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • A student who does not identify as undocumented or a DACA student.
  • A student who does not have I-94 refugee/asylee status.

At Canisius College, students benefit from:

  • Small class sizes, allowing for a personalized academic experience.
  • Numerous immersive learning opportunities, including internships, research, and more.
  • A close student-to-faculty ratio, leading to mentors that last a lifetime.
  • Over 100 majors, minors, and special programs that can be combined to create your own unique path.
  • Over 60 clubs and organizations so you can pursue your passions or discover new ones!
  • An environment that is enriched by history, culture, recreation, and hometown pride.
  • International undergraduate students also receive the same merit scholarships as our domestic undergraduate students, which is not always the case!
Narissa Williams Canisius
"As soon as I started the program I was meeting people working in different fields that made me realize the true value of the Canisius network. Thanks to these opportunities, I’ve already secured my internship with Deloitte for next summer."
Nerissa Williams, MBA in Professional Accounting

Start your journey as a Griff now!

Questions? Connect with us!

Undergraduate Admissions WhatsApp # +1 716-225-4427 | @email

Graduate Admissions WhatsApp # +1 716-983-5674 | @email

International Student Contact Form

Meet With Us- Admissions Travel Schedule 

Our international admissions team will be on the road this spring, visiting multiple cities in Africa to meet with international students. We look forward to meeting with you!

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Vivian Etim, Class of 2025