Felician is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts. The enduring purpose of Felician University is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self-knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.
Felician University is a small, private, liberal arts institution with campuses located 10 miles outside of New York City in Rutherford and Lodi, New Jersey. Founded as a Catholic institution, Felician provides international students with the academic, moral and spiritual foundation necessary for personal fulfillment and professional success. Felician offers over 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, including business, nursing, teacher education and the arts and sciences. At Felician, students have access to a wide array of cultural and professional experiences enhancing an already rich campus life.
Felician University is a global institution, with students from 34 nations attending our undergraduate and graduate programs. Our English as a Second Language (ESL) Academy provides pathways for students to access levels of education, comprehensive year round international language instruction and cultural immersion. Our U.N. Fellows program allows students to gain unprecedented access to attend U.N. conferences and meet diplomats and ambassadors from around the world.
Felician University awards academic scholarships to our international undergraduate and transfer students based on a holistic review of all the student’s qualifications, including grades, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, and their overall potential to succeed. Students are automatically considered for a scholarship upon applying without submitting an additional application.
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Felician University allows qualified students who have not met the English language proficiency requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree program to enter the College’s ESL Academic Bridge Program. Applicants must apply simultaneously to both the ESL Bridge Program and the academic program of their choice, and be officially admitted into both programs.
Entry into the ESL Academic Bridge Program provides students with conditional admission to a Felician undergraduate or graduate degree program.
Upon successful completion of the Bridge Program, students may seamlessly begin study in their Felician undergraduate or graduate degree program. In some cases, students may begin their undergraduate or graduate coursework while pursuing English language study and the courses and credits count towards the degree program.
To apply to our ESL Bridge Program, please submit the following:
Felician offers the ESL Bridge Program Alumni Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. This generous scholarship is applied to tuition and fees for each year of undergraduate study and is awarded at the time of acceptance into the ESL Academic Bridge Program.