For International Students

Simmons provides an exciting university experience in America's Best College town while preparing you for lifelong career success.

Access to competitive internships, student-faculty research projects, and dedicated career counseling beginning your freshman year means that over 91% of our students secure employment or enter graduate school within six months of graduation.

Simmons is located in the historic Fenway neighborhood of Boston, with easy access to public transportation, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Our beautiful, tree-lined campus is located less than five kilometers from the excitement of the Boston Harbor, across the street from some of the nation's top teaching and research hospitals, and in walking distance of world-renowned museums, restaurants, and theaters. Simmons provides a safe and quiet retreat in the middle of busy and thriving city.

Meet us Face-to-Face

We offer interviews and information sessions via Skype, allowing you to speak face-to-face with an admission counselor or current student. To request a Skype or phone interview, please email Heather Zeman, your international admission counselor.

Scholarship Opportunities

International students are eligible for our merit scholarship program. Students will be reviewed for a merit scholarship ranging from $6,000-21,000 based on their admission application. 

International students may also apply for the Gilbert & Marcia Kotzen Scholarship

Simmons University does not offer need-based financial aid to international students.


We know that applying to university as an international student can be overwhelming at times. We strive to help you through the process step-by-step. Our international admission counselor, Heather Zeman, will work closely with you to help complete your application. 

The Simmons Admission Committee will review your application to learn not only what you have accomplished, but also who you are. 

To apply, please submit the following either online or via email to

  • Common Application
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a counselor/advisor)
  • Official high school transcript (sent directly from a school official and translated into English, if applicable)
  • TOEFL/IELTS or SAT/ACT scores (TOEFL/IELTS scores are required if English is not your first language)
  • Interview (recommended, but not required)
  • Duolingo English Test (recommended, but not required)

An I-20 will be provided to students who submit their enrollment deposit to confirm their attendance at Simmons University after they are awarded admission.

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Resources for International Students

Simmons University is committed to providing the best university experience for all of its students. International students can look forward to finding additional support as they adjust to a new culture, educational system, and city.

Before beginning classes at Simmons, international students will meet their International Student Advisor, Mary Pyne in the Center for Global Education (CGE). Mary assists students with the visa process and host an International Student Orientation where students can learn more about acclimating to life at Simmons and Boston. The CGE also works closely with the Multicultural and International Student Organization (MISO) to offer exciting events and programming throughout the year.