International Admissions


At Canisius University, 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!

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 University, 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 90 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

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Questions? Connect with us!

Undergraduate Admissions - +1 716-983-5671 | @email

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

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Meet With Us- Admissions Travel Schedule 

Our international admissions team will be on the road this fall. The page linked below will be updated as we finalize our travel schedule. We look forward to meeting with you!

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