International Student Services


International Student Services extends a warm welcome to all international students who have chosen Nicholls State University as their home for study. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your transition to life in the US. International Student Services supports the international population at Nicholls State by providing information and advice on U.S. immigration regulations, employment, taxation, cultural adjustment, and other practical issues.

We are also responsible for maintaining University compliance with the United States Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS), a federal program which reports directly to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. Additionally, we conduct an international student orientation each semester and assist student groups in the development of international programs and functions.

We strive to create a welcoming environment for all international students. International Student Services is dedicated to assist you in your educational needs, in your endeavor to fulfill your educational goals and in preparing you for the challenges of modern-day professional life. Contact the Office of International Student Services for information about services available to International Students.

  • 18-1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 17  NCAA Division I Sports Teams
  • 75+  Student Organizations
  • 12  On-Campus Dining Locations
  • First-Rate   Recreational Facilities, free for enrolled students


As of Fall 2022, NSU is waiving out-of-state/international student fees.

Fall 2022 –  Full-Time UNDERGRADUATE Mandatory Attendance Fees – 12 credit hours (Full-Time)

Estimated, $4366 per semester*

Fall 2022 –  Full-Time GRADUATE Mandatory Attendance Fees – 9 credit hours (Full-Time)

Estimated, $4400 per semester*

*Additional program-related fees may apply

Thibodaux is located about an hour south-west of New Orleans. As a college town, it has a vibrant personality with many boutiques, restaurants, nightlife, and even our own Mardi Gras parades (with a route through our campus)!  Readers Digest recently named the City of Thibodaux the most charming town in Louisiana and USA Today ranked Thibodaux #2 Best Small Town Food Scene in the entire United States!

The town has many festivals throughout the year including the popular Acadia Music Festival, which is a short walk from campus. Speaking of walking, within a 5 minute walk from campus you will find a bank, grocery store, salon, pharmacy, and more! There are also plenty of opportunities to stay active with kayaking, hiking, or fishing all in our backyard.