Sharing different perspectives and experiences makes all of us stronger. Cultural curiosity enriches us. Making global friends connects us. That’s what we believe at Clayton State, and that’s why our international student program is so important to our campus community.
Only a few miles from the diverse, bustling city of Atlanta, Georgia, Clayton State offers numerous opportunities for cultural and hands-on learning experiences. Consistently recognized by US News & World Report as having the most diverse student body among colleges and universities in the South, students from over 32 countries have made Clayton State their home away from home. We invite you to make it yours, too.
Not sure if you’re considered an international student? Read the international student qualifications.
A Multicultural Community: Support at Every Level
Diversity is one of the cornerstones of who we are. We’ve built it into each layer of our institution, from the resources and services we provide to the support our faculty and staff offer. You won’t have any trouble finding a friendly face at Clayton State—because we are Lakers, all of us. And Lakers lift each other up.
International Student Services (ISS)
ISS can help make adjusting to life here in Georgia a smooth process. It’s the center of information for all things international on campus. The helpful staff can assist you in acclimating to life on campus, as well as providing important info such as health insurance and visa requirement questions.
Visit International Student Services.
Campus Life: Multicultural Programs
There are many opportunities to get involved and many resources for success at Clayton State. From special events like Culture Shock Week to helpful tools such as the Multicultural Resource Library, you’ll find everything you need to acclimate to campus and excel.
Check out more multicultural services.
How to Apply
International students come to Clayton State at all stages of their academic careers—traditional and nontraditional, undergraduate and graduate. No matter where you’re at, we welcome you to apply.
You can find all application requirements, including transcripts, entrance exams and visa, online for undergraduate admissions or graduate admissions.
All admission materials must be submitted by the following dates:
- Fall Semester: July 15
- Spring Semester: November 15
- Summer Semester: April 15
Funding Your Education
We understand that college is a large financial investment. Although international students are not eligible to apply for federal loans through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are eligible to apply for most Clayton State scholarships. You can also find external scholarship and grant options.
To learn more about financing your degree, visit International Student Services.