International Student Admissions

NNU welcomes applications from students from around the world who are seeking a Christian liberal arts education. Our campus in Nampa, Idaho provides a safe, supportive home away from home. International students may apply for the fall semester, which begins in August, or the spring semester, which begins in January.  Students who are interested in graduate programs should contact the specific department for program and application information.

Contact Us

Northwest Nazarene University
Office of Admissions
623 S. University Boulevard, 
Nampa, ID 83686-5897 USA

1-208-467-8000 phone

1-208-467-8645 fax

International Student Admissions Counselor
Rich Vasquez
Email: international(at)

Director of Asian Recruitment/Marketing
Dillon Zhoumiao Lou
Email: zluo(at)

From Our President

Welcome to Northwest Nazarene University! I am delighted that you have chosen to learn more about NNU and am confident that as you explore this site, you will discover the unique combination of academic rigor and spiritual vitality that makes us one of the premier Christian institutions of higher education in the Northwest. 

Founded in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University is situated in the southwest portion of Idaho in Nampa, Idaho's second largest city. This locale places residents in close proximity to Boise, the Treasure Valley and the mountains of Idaho with all the cultural and outdoor amenities of the Northwest. 

Whether you intend to earn a degree at NNU or study as an exchange student for a shorter term, you can be assured that you will be welcomed as a valuable member of the NNU community and experience an education that will develop you into a compassionate, global leader for the 21st Century. 

I thank you for your interest and hope to see you on campus very soon! 

-NNU President, Dr. David Alexander