Bluefield State warmly welcomes international students to join its community.
Currently, our student body represents more than 20 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Gambia, Nigeria, Bahamas, Belgium, Spain, New Zealand, Netherlands, Macedonia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Serbia, Brazil, Italy, Canada, Germany, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Uzbekistan, Guatemala, Liberia, Poland, Sweden and India.
We accept both first-time international freshman and those who have already taken courses at another institution.
In order to apply as an international student, you will need to follow the below steps. For help along the way, please call Bluefield State’s Office of Admissions at 304-327-4066 (using the country code +1) or email InternationalAdmit@bluefieldstate.edu.
Upon acceptance, you will also need to submit an Immigration Transfer Form, and arrange Compass Testing for placement in English and Math classes prior to course registration.
Forms may be sent to:Bluefield State College
Office of International Admissions
Conley Hall, Room 102
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
June 1 for fall semester (beginning in August)
November 1 for spring semester (beginning in January)
Overdue applications must be completed by one month after these dates.
As you make plans to study at Bluefield State, please keep the following considerations in mind.
You will be responsible for making your own housing arrangements, and Bluefield State does not currently offer on-campus housing. You might consider living off-campus in the town of Bluefield (a list of recommended options is available)
Students and their families should be prepared to spend an estimated $27,000 annually, which covers tuition, living expenses and other related fees such as books. Financial aid is generally not available for international students.
All international students are required to be at Bluefield State the Monday before classes begin for testing, orientation and registration. Please arrange your travel plans accordingly.