Are you ready to apply to Southeast? We're excited to have you join our campus community.

Southeast Missouri State University wants you to become future Redhawk and the Office of International Education and Services will be delighted to help in the admissions process.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or you do not yet hold U.S. Permanent Resident status, you should apply as an international student.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline UPDATE

Effective immediately, due to extraordinary demand, we are no longer accepting Fall 2024 undergraduate (bachelor's) applications from Nepal. Interested Nepalese students are encouraged to apply for the Spring 2025. The deadline for undergraduate (bachelor's) applicants from all other countries to apply is July 1, 2024. However, interested applicants should apply as soon as possible to ensure timely and efficient processing. Also, the Fall 2024 deadline for international applicants to MS Applied Computer Science (Main Campus) and MS Cybersecurity (Main Campus) is now April 30, 2024. Again, interested applicants should apply as soon as possible to ensure timely and efficient processing. All other deadlines remain the same as posted in the policies section of the SEMO international admission website. Additional information on graduate program applications can be found at

International Students

  • First-Year International

    Will you be entering Southeast after completing High School? Follow these steps to apply as a first-year international student.

  • Undergraduate Transfer International

    International applicants who have completed any post-secondary education are considered undergraduate transfer students.  

  • Graduate International

    If you wish to pursue a master's degree, apply as a graduate international student.

  • IEP Pathway

    IEP Pathway allows qualified undergraduate students to take both degree credit courses and English language support courses in their first semester.
  • IEP Only

    Applicants seeking to improve their English language skills through our IEP program 
  • IEP Conditional Undergraduate

    Students seeking admission to undergraduate programs that meet all admission requirements except English Language Proficiency can seek undergraduate conditional admission  
  • IEP Conditional Graduate

    Students seeking admission to graduate programs that meet all admission requirements except tests (English Language Proficiency and applicable graduate exams) can seek graduate conditional admission.

  • Visiting Scholar

    Southeast Missouri State University is a program sponsor participant of the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program administered by the U.S. Department of State (DoS). This visa category is for candidates approved to participate in work-and-study-based exchange visitor programs.

Policies and Guidelines

Information for future international students.

Cost and Fees

Learn more about the estimated cost to attend SEMO as an international student.


International students are eligible for academic scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes the international admission process can generate a lot of questions. We've compiled a few that we hear often.

International Viewbook

View our interactive digital brochure for more information on our international programs.

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