International Study Center

Focused on your future

A faith-based institution, Lipscomb University leads you to a lifetime of success.

Why Study at Lipscomb in Nashville?

We help you gain confidence in your ability, strength in your faith and a deeper connection to the world around you.

The International Study Center offers a preparation program that leads towards your studies at Lipscomb and supports you as you settle into life in the USA.

Inclusive and openhearted, our community is what makes Lipscomb great. Representing more than 50 countries and almost every U.S. state, we worship together and support one another. At Lipscomb, every student feels they belong.

We help you to find direction and work towards your goals. From career development to spiritual growth, every student journey is different – and with a 14:1 student to faculty ratio, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Ranked 6th in the Nation by Christian Universities Online 2017, our faith binds us as a community and makes us stronger. Religion is part of daily life, and you can take part in group worship, teachings and discussions. With 32 religious preferences on campus, Lipscomb helps you to explore your beliefs, deepen your faith and understand others.

Beyond the classroom you'll build contacts and experience through networking, volunteering, and internships. Diverse business, health organizations and Fortune 500 companies are located on the doorstep in Nashville. And when Lipscomb students graduate, more than 90 per cent are employed or in further education within six months.

Student life at Lipscomb

A place to call home

Lipscomb's beautiful campus has historical buildings, green spaces and state-of-the-art facilities. A home from home, you can live, study and relax here. After class, there are more than 50 clubs and organizations to get involved in, from jazz bands and social clubs, to fitness classes.

Academic excellence

Lipscomb’s accomplished faculty deliver some of the top-ranked programs in Tennessee. You’ll gain confidence and competence through a rigorous approach to learning that shows you how to apply knowledge and skills in the real world.

“Go Bisons!”

Our sports teams compete as the Bisons at the highest level possible (NCAA Division I). From baseball and basketball to tennis and golf, there’s a lot to get excited about, whether you’re part of a team or are cheering one on.

Lighting the way with technology

The University's College of Pharmacy is the first in the nation to integrate IBM Watson Analytics into the curriculum. This provides pharmacy students with business analytics training that can be transferred to the workplace.

Feel the rhythm in Nashville, Tennessee

Lipscomb is a college in Nashville, Tennessee. One of America’s fastest-growing cities, Nashville has a great energy and is world famous for its music scene. You’ll love the city’s fantastic music venues, coffeehouses, green parks and delicious Southern cuisine.

With warm summers and mild winters, Tennessee is a great place to live. When you’re ready to explore more of America or to fly home, Nashville International Airport (BNA) is less than 20 minutes from campus.

Applying through the International Study Center

The International Year pathway program is designed to support international students in the first year of an undergraduate degree. At the International Study Center, you’ll study academic courses that relate to your degree, as well as study skills and English language classes that enhance your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

When you successfully complete the International Year and achieve the required grades, you’ll continue your degree at Lipscomb University.

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • American History
  • Animation
  • Applied Biochemistry-Pharmacy Emphasis
  • Art
  • Art Therapy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry-Applied
  • Biology
  • Biology Teaching
  • Biology-Pharmacy
  • Biomedical Physics
  • Bioscience and Philosophy
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry Teaching
  • Chemistry-Applied
  • Chemistry-Professional
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Contemporary Music
  • Data Science
  • Dietetics
  • Education-6-8 Licensure Program
  • Education-K-5 Licensure Program
  • Education-PreK-3 Licensure Program
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • English
  • English Teaching
  • Entertainment Design
  • Environmental and Sustainability Science
  • European History
  • Exercise Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family Science
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Film Production
  • Finance
  • Food Systems Management
  • French
  • French Teaching
  • Game Development
  • General Studies-Interdisciplinary
  • German
  • German Teaching
  • Global History
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education Teaching
  • History
  • History Teaching
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Management
  • Integrated Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism and New Media
  • Law, Justice and Society
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing-Graphic Arts
  • Mathematics Teaching
  • Mathematics-Applied
  • Mathematics-Regular
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physics Teaching
  • Political Science
  • Pre-medical Programs
  • Psychology
  • Restorative Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Teaching
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Strategic Communication
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Teaching
  • Theatre-Ministry
  • Theology and Ministry
  • Visual Arts Administration
  • Visual Arts Teaching
  • Web Application Development
  • Worship Ministry-Interdisciplinary

Pathway programs


2.7 GPA

English language

2-semester program

IELTS 5.5 / Password 5.0 / TOEFL 60 / B2*

3-semester program

IELTS 5.0 / Password 5.0 / TOEFL 50

4-semester program

IELTS 4.5 / Password 4.5 / TOEFL 45 / Pearson 38

Direct admission

English language

IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 80-81 / SAT minimum score in reading 500

  Intensive English Program  International Year  Direct admission 
Tuition fees (per semester) $7,500 $14,838 $14,838
Student fees $1,234 $1,234 $1,234
Accommodation $3,582 $3,582 $3,582
Meal plan $2,744 $2,744 $2,744

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