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GVU welcomes international students from all over the world. Because GVU is 100% online and global, students from other countries may apply to any program of GVU without moving to the United States.

Then, follow the steps listed below to complete an application to GVU.

1. Complete and submit the application form

2. Complete and submit personal faith statement

3. Submit the application fee of $25

4. Submit your finalized essay to

5. Submit any required transcripts and documentation


If your degree was from a non-English language institution of higher education, submit English proficiency test scores by emailing documentation to See additional information below.


FAITH STATEMENT SUBMISSION- Please write a brief testimony of your personal salvation experience and describe your personal relationship with God today. This statement should be 200-300 words in length. Be sure to include your name and birthdate on the document. 


ESSAY SUBMISSION- Please write a 500-600 word essay about why you want to study at GVU.


EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY- All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic coursework with grades of B or better in residence in any English speaking institution, you don't need to submit the result of English test below. There are two standardized tests you may take: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website, or contact TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100. For purposes of admission, your most recent score must be at least 60 for the Internet-based test (IBT).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) As an exception, you can submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. Your most recent overall Band score must be at least 6 on a 9-point scale.

(NOTE: You can review TOEFL and IELTS guides here: and )

 We require a minimum of 60 on the TOEFL  or a 6 on the IELTS.

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