International Students 

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a top Florida Christian college in West Palm Beach. We have students from across the globe attending our school, including Brazil, Scotland and others.

You want to earn a degree in the United States at a university that welcomes students from around the world. One that offers not only strong academics, but a Christ-centered environment, too. 

Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida’s top Christian college, is located in one of the premier economic areas of the United States.  PBA is home to students from more than 50 countries, including Scotland, South Africa, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and Brazil.  Through our Center for Campus Connections and other student-centered services, you will receive the support you need to be successful at PBA and beyond.

How to Apply

International students are required to submit the following documents:

  • Completed online application ( with a $50 (US currency) application fee.
  • Essay of 300-500 words describing the intersection between your personal faith journey and academic collegiate goals.
  • Official high school or previous university transcripts evaluated and translated by a professional evaluation company that must be a member of the NACES (
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (required for freshman applicants only). Visit (SAT) or (ACT) to register for a test.
  • Official TOEFL (minimum 79) or IELTS (minimum 6.5) to show English language proficiency.  Visit or to register for a test.

Student Visa

Students who are not citizens or residents of the U.S. are required to apply for an F-1 student visa to study at PBA.  Please apply early to complete all admission requirements and allow sufficient time for processing your student visa. 


Contact Kat Knapp, International Student Admissions Counselor at (561) 803-2120 or

Speaking of PBA...

"PBA knows no cultural barriers. Everyone is accepted regardless of their background, ethnicity or nationality. There is a mutuality in serving Christ through ministry and Workship, which sets a great example of how people in all the world ought to live despite their differences."

— Mpumelelo Matutu, accounting major, alumnus
Home Country: Zimbabwe