Liberal and Professional Studies International (LPS International)

Programs for International Students

The University of Pennsylvania's College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers the most comprehensive and academically stimulating courses for international student study in the nation.

Whether you are a college student, a mid-career professional, or an executive, LPS international student study programs are designed specifically to provide you with the critical language skills and subject-specific knowledge you need for success in your professional life. LPS International will help you choose from an array of credit and non-credit, degree and non-degree international student education opportunities to suit your needs.

International Student Course of Study

  • English Language Programs (ELP)
    As an essential part of international student study at Penn, ELP provides instruction in English as a second or international language and exposure to the cultures of the United States.
  • International Guest Student Program
    A gateway for highly qualified international students to pursue credit-bearing course work and enjoy a top-notch international student education at an Ivy League teaching and research university. 
  • Professional Masters Degrees
    Opportunities for international student study in masters programs at Penn include the Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Science in Applied Geosciences, master of Liberal Arts, Master of Applied Positive Psychology and Master of Medical Physics.
  • Summer Programs
    Penn offers some of the most comprehensive and academically stimulating credit and non-credit course offerings for international student education in the U.S.

LPS assists those who enroll in international student study programs to combine academic English instruction with credit courses in both degree and non-degree programs of study. Participants in our international student study programs can apply to take courses with Penn students, earn college credits that can be transferred to other universities, and receive an official transcript from the University of Pennsylvania.

Pre-career and mid-career international professionals may apply to our master’s degree programs and receive a graduate degree from Penn upon successful completion. The College of Liberal and Professional Studies, the English Language Programs and other departments at Penn will assist potential applicants to our international student study programs with questions regarding the application process, visas, and school transfers.

In addition to the rich array of international student study opportunities, Penn is a wonderful place to experience American culture. Penn is located in Philadelphia, one of America’s oldest and largest cities and the home of our country’s birth. As one of the 8 private universities known as the “Ivy League,” Penn consistently ranks in the top 10 universities in the United States.

LPS International invites you to explore our rich offerings for international student education, and we look forward to providing you with the competitive edge you need to realize your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Contact Us

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

Telephone: 215.898.7326
Fax: 215.573.2053
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