International Student Information

mba international students

Gonzaga's Graduate School of Business is a wonderful place to study as an international student. International students comprise approximately 10% of our student body and come from countries such as Canada, Germany, India, Albania, Mexico, Nepal, PR of China, and Brazil... just to name a few. Gonzaga has fantastic international student scholarships that can pay for up to half your tuition in the fall and spring semesters. We welcome you to our campus!


Graduate programs in business are open to any qualified holder of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university regardless of undergraduate major field of study. The goal of the admission policy is to select candidates who demonstrate the greatest potential for academic and professional success.


Students may be admitted to the program prior to the start of any term. We do not specify specific deadlines for admission, however, we recommend that you complete your application three months prior to the start of the semester. International students should complete the application process a minimum of six months before the term.

Application Guide and Checklist for International Students  


All candidates must submit the following:

  • Completed application form Online
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50
  • All official international transcripts must be evaluated by either ECE or WES
  • Two online recommendations are to come from professors, supervisors, managers, etc.  Character references are not accepted (i.e. recommendations from family members, friends of family, neighbors, etc.).  Email the names, titles, organizations, and professional email addresses of your recommenders to Stacey Chatman, Assistant Director for Admissions ( Stacey will then email the online recommendation link directly to your recommenders.
  • Official GMAT or GRE score for MBA programs; official GMAT required for MAcc
  • Professional Resume
  • Three Short Essays (See application)
  • Copy of Passport

International Students must also submit:

  • A course-by-course report from ECE (Educational Credentials Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services) to be sent directly to the Graduate School of Business
  • Financial Declaration Form and supporting bank statement (click here for MBA financial declaration, click here for MAcc financial declaration)
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is required  for applicants whose native language is not English unless you have recently completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Official IELTS (minimum of 6.5) or TOEFL score (minimum 570 p-bt, 230 c-bt, or 88 i-bt)

All application materials not submitted online should be sent to the following address:

Gonzaga University
Graduate School of Business
502 E. Boone Avenue; AD Box 9
Spokane, WA 99258-0009

If you have questions about the status of your application, please contact:

Graduate School of Business
Admission Office
(800) 986-9585, ext 4622 or (509) 313-4622

Tuition (2015-2016 Fall-Spring: 33/31 credits at $935 per credit)

$30,855 (MBA)

$28,985 (MAcc)

Books and Fees


Housing Costs (Fall-Spring: Room and Board)


Personal Expenses


Total Estimated Costs:


*Medical Insurance (Students must purchase the University medical insurance plan unless proof of sufficient coverage is provided). To receive a current quote please refer to

International Student Financial Aid Information


When completing the Financial Declaration Form (click here for MBA, click here for MAcc), you must verify that you have sufficient funds to meet these expenses. Although we only require verification of funds for one year of study, you should be prepared to have similar funds available for your second year. In addition to submitting the Financial Declaration Form, you are required to send a bank statement or other official evidence to certify available funds.


Financial assistance for international students primarily comes from three sources: graduate assistantships, scholarships, and on-campus employment. A US social security card must be obtained before financial aid is granted. Student loan programs are not available to international students. Students interested in on-campus employment should contact the Student Employment Office upon arrival on Gonzaga. Students interested in applying for an International Student Scholarship and/or a Graduate Assistantship should complete the appropriate application form. International Student Scholarships are awarded in the fall and spring semesters to full-time students on a highly-competitive basis. Graduate Assistants receive an hourly wage that students may contribute to their tuition bills. Assistantships require that recipients work up to six hours per week in the School of Business.


Gonzaga's career assistance program is truly unique among area universities, and our placement results are excellent. Our program offers two different services:

The Career Center provides employment information, assists students in career development through resume preparation and interviewing techniques, and arranges organized career fairs and information visits with recruiters throughout the academic year.

The Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program matches both full-time and part-time students with professionals in their fields of interest. This program is a valuable career enhancement tool for Gonzaga MBA and MAcc students and alumni. GAMP offers graduate business students and alumni the opportunity to develop professional networking contacts, exchange information, and share personal experiences and interests.


The University offers an ESL program on campus for those students wanting to gain English language proficiency before enrolling in degree programs offered by the University. International students who achieve a score less than 570 paper-based (p-bt), 230 computer-based (c-bt) or 88 Internet-based (i-bt) on the TOEFL exam are encouraged to enroll in the ESL program. Additional Post Baccalaureate courses in oral proficiency may be required. The TOEFL/IELTS exam is required if you have not recently completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who complete the ESL program will still need to pass the TOEFL exam and have an interview. Please contact the English Language Center at for more information about the ESL program.


The University maintains a variety of residence halls and apartments, including a new apartment complex designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students. In addition, privately owned apartments and houses within walking distance of the University are available for rent. Please contact the Gonzaga Residential Life Office at for more information, or visit GU Off-Campus Housing Rentals.


Prior to admission all students must submit a record of immunizations. International students must purchase the University medical Insurance plan unless proof of sufficient coverage is provided. To receive a current quote please refer to student health.  


Gonzaga University
502 E Boone Ave. AD Box 9
Spokane, WA 99258-0009
Phone: (509) 313-7044
Fax: (509) 313-5811

Located at: Jepson Center 261