International Student Services

Mount Mercy is a diverse and welcoming campus community, with students from all over the world attending classes and experiencing the benefits of our small campus.

About International Student Services

We're proud that Mount Mercy currently enrolls students from 30+ different countries, representing six continents.

Mount Mercy is well-known for its small campus and personalized attention. The staff and faculty strive to provide one-on-one attention that assists international students in everything from visa information to housing opportunities to cultural adjustments.

We're here to help and will work with you individually to ensure you find success during your time at Mount Mercy.

We invite you to explore the breadth of Mount Mercy's international connections and meet a few students who have traveled thousands of miles and are happy to call "the Hill" their home in the United States.


There are a handful of scholarships that are available to International Students. See Mount Mercy’s Admissions page for more information of tuition.

  • International Student Scholarship
  • Music Scholarship
  • Sustainability Scholarships
  • Creative Talent Scholarships
  • Wente Education Scholarship
  • Athletic Scholarship
  • Oldorf Business Scholarship
  • Social Work Scholarship
  • Catholic Education Grant
  • Diversity, Minority and Other Scholarships from Scholarship Page

Besides combining soccer, studies, and English, the personal relationships I made here are the most valuable experience. I’ve grown as an athlete and as a person, and I will always be thankful for the opportunity to study at Mount Mercy.

Max Rieger '20

Life on Campus

Arriving in Cedar Rapids? Let us know! Fill out this form to let us know when you’ll be arriving. Move-in dates are flexible for International Students so that we can work around your flight schedule to make sure you have to place to stay between when you arrive and when classes start.

If you do not wish to live on campus, please fill out the exemption form once you have been accepted.

International Students can live in any accommodation they wish. Prices will reflect the choice, and your meal plan can be changed as well.

Mount Mercy University is an amazingly diverse school made up of students of different nationalities speaking different languages—and a place I call my second home.

Masine Zakaria '18

While You Are at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy has many clubs and organizations on campus, including International Club. View all Clubs and Organizations to see the different kinds of career oriented, identity, and leaderships clubs.

About Cedar Rapids

Career Services has many outlets for you to gain work experience while at Mount Mercy, such as mini-internships, and platforms to help you get ready for your big interview. Career Services also helps with resumes, cover letters, and preparing you for life after earning your degree.

Attending Mount Mercy turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made thus far. Aside from the wonderful classroom atmosphere, social activities, and diverse campus, MMU helped me realize my passion for service too.

Nakola Nyambe '17