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Coming to SCSU

Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education welcomes you to our web portal for prospective international students!

Southern hosts international students from all over the  world.  Our OIE staff - as well as our liaisions in the Office of Admissions, the Student Accounts Office, and the Registrar's Office at Southern - are committed to serving the special needs of our international applicants. We welcome the global perspective of our international students and look forward to working with you as you move through the application process.

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Southern Connecticut State University is a medium-sized university campus (about 10,500 students) located on 168 acres in New Haven, Connecticut--a coastal city approximately two hours northeast of New York City and two-and-a-half hours southwest of Boston, Massachussetts.  And while quick and convenient public transportation is available for travel to both metropolitan centers, New Haven provides easy access to the scenic Connecticut shoreline, as well as the picturesque towns and villages of Connecticut's Northeast corner, the Berkshires in Massachussetts, and many more lovely New England settings. 

What sets Southern apart from other schools is our friendly campus community where you will find academic excellence, innovative approaches to learning and close working relationships between faculty and students. With 114 undergraduate and graduate programs, Southern will prepare you for a rewarding professional life in fields such as business, psychology, nursing, education, liberal studies, biology, communication, and more.  

Assistant Director and F-1 Student Advisor, Michael Schindel (, assists prospective students with the application process, evaluation of academic records, and initial immigration issues. We encourage you to explore our web site and contact us if you have any questions.