St. Francis College

Nurturing Global Minds - St. Francis College and SFC International provide a supportive home for international students right in the heart of Brooklyn, NY.

Campus Life and Cultural Immersion

At St. Francis College, we provide a learning environment where everyone belongs so that everyone in our community has the opportunity to Dream, Serve and Achieve. We create and celebrate harmony in our diversity, with more than 600 international students from more than 75 countries, speaking over 45 languages. We are a beautiful mosaic in the heart of NYC.

Our international student program will immerse you in a rich campus life with more than 35 clubs and societies, ranging from dance to philosophy, offering a vast array of social and collegiate activities each year so you can get the most out of being a St. Francis College Terrier! Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to join New York Walking Tours and excursions to landmarks, museums, and entertainment precincts including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, The Metropolitan Museum, the Financial District, and the United Nations.

Driven By Dreams. Defined By Success.

With small classes, a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and a Franciscan commitment to honoring the spirit of every individual, SFC welcomes students from all walks of life and every religion, where students learn new skills, take on new experiences and boost their confidence and personal brand. Together, we create an educational experience that meets the needs, serves the dreams, and prepares the foundations for every student.


Students who graduate from St. Francis College will leave confident, capable, and ready to hit the ground running. In addition to valuable, real-world classroom skills, Terriers have access to countless internships, externships, and career development opportunities from day one. Centered around student success, SFC provides students with real-world opportunities and professional guidance through the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership. Students at SFC don’t just dream about interning at top companies; they succeed in that dream.

Short-Term and Full-Degree Programs

International students can study in New York City at St. Francis College as a study abroad student (one semester or one year) or a full-degree student.

Short-Term Study Abroad

Students looking to study abroad in New York City for one semester or one year are welcome to apply to SFC! On-campus housing is available for study abroad students, and our SFC residence hall in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood is only a short walk from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and a 15-minute walk from SFC's campus. If a student is interested in our short-term programs, they should apply as a "non-degree" student in our online application.

Full-Degree Programs

72+ degrees and endless opportunities to discover who you are.  Some of the most popular programs and majors for SFC's international students are:

Management and Information Technology
Political Science
Communication Arts
Criminal Justice

It is also important to mention that most of the international students are making the most out of their college experience by double majoring or majoring and minoring in different areas. A complete list of undergraduate and graduate programs offered by St. Francis College can be found under the Programs link next to this text. 

In addition, international students can also apply for our Honors program. With classmates as intellectually curious as yourself, you'll have the opportunity to complete enriching projects and dive deep into a subject that matters to you. Honors programs students can partake in field trips, Study Abroad programs and have the option to present your Honors Thesis at regional Honors Conferences. 

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Location: Downtown Brooklyn, New York City

Number of Programs: 72+

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16:1

School Founded: 1859

School Clubs and Organizations: 35+

Competitive Scholarships for Study in NYC

Want to get your bachelor's degree in New York City? Apply to St. Francis College and qualify for an academic scholarship of approximately $7,000 - $8,000! These scholarships are annual and renewable.

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This offer expires on 2024-08-01

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