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1. Where is the location of St. Thomas University?

St. Thomas University, Global American Learning, is an American University that has its registered office in Wyoming and administrative headquarters in North Carolina.

2. Do St. Thomas University degrees (Bachelor or Masters) have legal value?

YES, certainly; The value of our degrees is the same as those awarded by other state-licensed universities in the United States.

3. Are the degrees you provide recognized/valued and appreciated globally?

U.S. licensed courses and degrees are well regarded worldwide.

4. Is STU's degree value equal to that of other U.S. universities in the marketplace of job seekers and employers?

Yes certainly.

5. Is there a difference between St. Thomas University graduates and those from other U.S. universities in terms of degree value?

No difference, the legal value is the same.

6. Is your system similar to other universities in terms of academic year and semesters?

St. Thomas University offers many customizable options related to entering and exiting programs. Our enrollment is open year-round, and a student can begin their journey at any time.

7. Who is St. Thomas University directed by?

By a Board of Trustees. The trustees of St. Thomas University are all professionals known internationally for their very high academic value. They share the University’s mission and actively participate in the social and economic development of disadvantaged and underrepresented populations.

8. How do I apply?

Only online applications are accepted. The student must go to https://sthomasuniversity.org/apply-now/, complete the application in the required fields and submit it.

9. What are the admission requirements for the degree?

To be admitted to a graduate program, the student must.

  1. A high-college diploma (or equivalent) or, if the certificate was not earned in the U.S., proof of completion of secondary college that allows for university enrollment in the applicant’s home country.
  2. Candidates whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language
10. What are the admission requirements for the Master's program?

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an American college, university, or equivalent from a non-US institution.
  2. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate knowledge of the English language. Students who attended university Colleges where English was the primary language of instruction for all subjects are exempt from this demonstration.
  3. A GPA of 2.5on a 4-point scale or equivalent   
  4. Evidence of adequate knowledge to support a degree course: 
  • To enter Masters of Cybersecurity orInformatics programs, students must know of the following: 

Undergraduates who study in a field other than Information Systems, Artificial intelligence, Data Security, or related fields must take the following courses as prerequisites before entering the Master’s programs. 

  1. Calculus: This course covers topics in differential and integral calculus, which are foundational to many concepts in data analytics; 
  2. Introduction to Programming: This course introduces basic programming concepts and languages, such as Python or Java; 
  3. Statistics: This course covers basic statistical concepts, such as probability, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and 
  4. Data Structures and Algorithms: This course covers the design and analysis of algorithms, as well as data structures such as arrays, linked lists, and trees.
  • To enter the Master of Business Administrationprogram, students must have a bachelor’s degree in business. Those students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in business may satisfactorily demonstrate proficient business understanding by completing the Beginning Certificate in International Business.  
  • To enter the Master of Arts, MA in Digital Educationprogram, students must have 
  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited higher education institution in Education, Digital Education, Instructional
    Design, Educational or Instructional Technology or related field.
  2. A Statement of Purpose that describes relevant academic and professional background, why you want the MA in Digital Education, and how this degree will enable you to achieve both professional and personal goals.
  3. A resume, curriculum vitae, or written description of relevant experience in digital education, teaching, instructional design, or related fields.
  4. Basic knowledge of computer science that includes, but is not limited to, fundamental concepts such as algorithms, data structures, programming languages, computer architecture, operating systems, and software engineering.
11. How are credits awarded?

In online courses at St. Thomas University, the amount of teaching, testing, reading and studying can vary depending on the difficulty of the material. Courses are generally 3 CH divided into smaller parts, called units, and each unit consists of two parts: a teaching part and a study part.

The didactic part includes video lectures, quizzes, required readings, discussions or activities for each CH for 11-16 hours of class time.

The study part consists of doing research, additional readings, homework and individual study, for a total of 22-42 hours for 1 CH.

A typical 3 CH course thus consists of 5-6 units corresponding to 33-48 hours of lecture and 66-126 hours of study.

12. Is there an admission test?

No, we do not have an admission test.

13. Do native English-speaking students have to demonstrate proficiency?

No, they are exempt from having to prove it.

14. Do they need language proficiency?

YES, Non-Native English speaking student must demonstrate Proficiency in English.

15. When does the academic year begin?

From the time the student is admitted to the bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Our enrollment is open year-round, and the student can start their course at any time.

16. How many Credit Hours does it take to earn a Bachelor degree?

120 CH (credit hour)

17. What degrees do you offer?

St. Thomas University offers the following degree programs:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in:

  • E-Commerce and Digital Communication
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Information and Data Analytics 
  • Networks and Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Digital Economy
  • International Business
  • Green Business Management

Bachelor of Science in Digital Education with a concentration in:

  • Instructional Designer in Digital Contexts
  • Psychosocial Educator in Digital Settings

Bachelor of Science in Nursing  (pending)

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (pending)

For more in-depth content access the web page : https://sthomasuniversity.org/programs-offered/bachelors-degree/

18. What do your Bachelor degrees correspond to?

To a European bachelor degrees

19. Do you also offer Master?

YES, St. Thomas University offers the following master’s degree programs.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence Systems offers two areas of concentration:

  • Methodologies and Applications with three subareas:
    • Machine Vision
    • Methodologies
    • Intelligent Robots
  • Artificial Intelligence and Innovation

Master of Business Administration – MBA offers five different curricula:

  • Green Management, Energy, and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Marketing and Digital Communication
  • Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance
  • Circular Economy Management

Master of Arts, MA in Digital Education with two areas of emphasis:

  • Instructional Design
  • Psychosocial Educator in Digital Settings

Master in Nursing (pending)

For more in-depth content access the page


20. How many credit hours are needed to earn a Master's degree?

Depending on the master’s degree chosen 36 to 45 CH

21. What do your Masters degrees correspond to?

To a two-year master’s degree

22. How long does the Master's degree last?

Normally the Master’s degree is completed in 18 months but there is no fixed period. The student can set his learning pace according to his needs.

23. Is the Master's degree in Business Administration equivalent to the MBA?

Yes, MBA stands for Master in Business Administration.

24. Where can I find the academic references of Department Heads and Professors?

The resumes of all St. Thomas University members are posted on the institutional website. The list is updated monthly with new employees.

25. Do you have certification programs?

YES. Certificate programs are active in all our Colleges. Since these are short programs, Certificate offerings are updated monthly. To view the Certificates offered by St. Thomas University go to the webpage: https://sthomasuniversity.org/programs-offered/certificate-programs/

26. Do you have a Language Certificate program?

YES. St. Thomas University offers the opportunity to enroll in three levels of Language Certification. Beginning Certificate in English, Advanced Certificate in English and the Proficiency Certificate in English that meets the language requirements for admission to our university.

27. Can I enroll coming from another university?

CERTAIN. It is provided in our Academic Regulations that transfer is possible with recognition of credits already earned and traceable to courses in our curriculum.

28. Will I have a tutor following me?

YES. You will have two tutors assigned to you: the first is a tutor who will follow you from the time of enrollment until you receive your academic degree; the second (referred to as Faculty/Tutor) is a tutor who will follow you in the specific subject areas that you will follow.

29. Do we need computer skills or special technical requirements to take the courses?

Basic knowledge, being familiar with the use of a Web browser and an office productivity suite, including a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software, are to date already known to all students with a high school diploma.

The necessary technical requirements, related to the software and hardware that will optimize the student’s learning experience, are outlined in the guidelines on necessary technical equipment, at


30. How are the exams conducted? What is the scoring system?

The exam is conducted online through the LMS platform using a standard grading scale:

90 and above = A

80 to 90 = B

70 to 80 = C

From 60 to 70 = D

Below 60 = F

Currently, courses are set to provide ratings and feedback automatically upon submission.

31. What is the score for passing exams?

The values above apply. Ratings below D indicate that the exam was not passed.

32. After how long do I know the exam grade? And where do I find it again?

It depends on each individual teacher’s policies but it is usually immediately or a few hours after the exam is completed.

The grade is recorded in the student’s personal file which is accessed by username and password.

33. Is the university transcript, with grades, searchable?

In American universities there is no “university transcript” but grades are recorded on the student’s personal file. TRANSCRIPTs (Official or Non-Official) showing the exams taken and the grade are issued upon request.

34. How many times can I repeat a course?

A student may choose to repeat a course for which an “F” grade has been assigned. The student may only repeat the course twice.

35. Do I have a chance to get help in filling out the syllabus?

CERTAINLY. The tutor will follow you constantly and will be available to give you all the advice you request even according to your career ambitions.

36. Does St. Thomas University do research?

Not yet. It will start research in the year 2025 when Ph.D. tracks will also be activated.

37. How are classes delivered?

Through the delivery of high-quality asynchronous content, live sessions with faculty, always-available teaching assistants, and tools for interacting with the class.

Asynchronous content consists of video lectures, interactive teaching materials, slides and documents, as well as coding software and online simulations. Materials can be accessed 24/7 on a mobile APP or PC via our learning platform.

In addition, the student can have access to tutors on a daily basis and can communicate with other students and professors via our platform and internal chat.

38. How is the online practical part of St. Thomas University conducted?

Virtual labs are used with the help of new technologies (META-UNIVERSITY).

39. How do you run field training and practical courses? Where, How?

Some undergraduate courses include the conduct of a professionalizing internship. In the final year of theoretical training, the student will have to choose a second language as a field language and will have to choose the language of the country in which he or she wishes to do the professionalizing internship. Initially, French, Italian, Spanish and German languages will be offered.

40. Do you provide visas to students who have applied for the program?

A visa is not required to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The visa is issued and is the sole responsibility of the various Consulates. We support students who apply for it, but it is not our responsibility whether the visa is or is not granted. What is certain is that knowledge of the language, known on a professional level, will already be a first step.

41. Do you provide any job offers for graduates?

We offer a Career Services service. We cooperate with agencies from different countries that submit to us applications for qualified personnel. The agencies help our students to apply for hiringfunction, help the student prepare his or her CV and job interview.

42. Can students take practical courses in their home countries?

CERTAINLY. St. Thomas University will only have to make arrangements with the various institutions and verify their eligibility.

43. Is it possible to transfer credits? For example, do those who have studied 3 years in their home countries want to finish their studies at STU and earn a degree at STU?

YES. WE HAVE PREDICTED TRANSFER POLICIES. Of course, credits consistent with our courses will be recognized.

44. Is it possible to cancel or cancel enrollment?

Students who withdraw from St. Thomas University must notify the Office of the President and Registrar in writing immediately. All withdrawals require the approval of the President. The student is considered enrolled and his or her academic and financial responsibility continues for all courses in which he or she has enrolled until the Office of the President notifies him or her that the withdrawal has been approved and accepted.

The student retains the right to a refund if he or she complies with the withdrawal procedure described above.

Stopping payment or not attending classes does not constitute a withdrawal. See the web page https://sthomasuniversity.org/apply-now/tuition-policy/ under Cancellation and Refund Policy.

45. How much does a certificate program cost?

Certificates Beginning $1,200. Advanced Level Certificates from a minimum of US$1,450 to a maximum of US$2,100, depending on the length of the Certificate.

46. How much does a 3-credit course cost?

A 3 CH course at the Undergraduate level costs $450 USD.

A 3 CH course at the Master’s level costs $600

47. How much does a year in a graduate program cost?

One year costs $4,500

48. How much does an entire graduate program cost?

The entire graduate program costs $18,000

49. How much are the administrative fees?

For Certificate $ 180

Per degree (one year) $ 300. For the entire four-year course $ 1,200

For Master’s degrees one payment regardless of duration $ 500

50. What are your payment methods?

We accept bank transfer, credit card  and Paypal

51. Do you have counseling and guidance services?

St. Thomas University pays special attention to those who have to make such an important choice as that of major. Wrong orientation is among the leading causes of dropouts among students of the stakeholders served by STU.

St. Thomas University ‘s educational offerings are designed to provide young people entering college with pathways that meet specific needs for acquiring skills that adhere to their cultural interests. Above all, they are expendable in the job market once they graduate. In addition, the offerings innovatively interpret the demand for specialized skills, taking into account the latest technical and scientific developments, the socio-economic system and the people working in it.

The faculty of St. Thomas University is available to provide the necessary information for an informed choice. Faculty, staff and administration are expected to provide assistance, courtesy and professionalism.

53. Do you have services for students with disabilities?

In promoting the inclusiveness of its educational offerings, St. Thomas University relies on technology platforms that adhere to international accessibility standards and refer to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). Visually impaired students can take the test on the computer using special text magnification tools. For all students who certify that they have learning disabilities, STU grants a longer period of attendance to take the end-of-course exams at no additional cost.

54. What are the rights of students?

St. Thomas University, Global American Learning recognizes and respects the rights of students, which are the foundation of our education:

RIGHT to a quality education with high-profile faculty, effective teaching methods, and advanced technological infrastructure;

RIGHT to be informed in a timely, complete, and up-to-date manner about everything related to the activities of the University and especially teaching;

RIGHT to access and use teaching materials on the 24-hour learning platform;

RIGHT to use administrative services during the hours established by St. Thomas University;

RIGHT to be assisted in one’s education by lecturers and tutors according to the established procedures and schedules;

RIGHT to technical support provided by technical assistance;

RIGHT to submit complaints and suggestions on any disservices;

RIGHT to confidentiality and protection of personal data according to applicable laws.

RIGHT of all capable and deserving students to achieve the highest level of education. The right to study is essential for all students. Students eligible for scholarships due to academic merit or financial need will be assisted in seeking financial assistance.

RIGHT to participation, free expression and cultural autonomy.

RIGHT of students with disabilities not to be excluded from participation in any St. Thomas University program or activity, provided they meet the minimum requirements for admission to courses.

RIGHT of students to have correct and timely information they may need to succeed academically.

55. Do you protect student privacy?

St. Thomas University ensures the privacy of students’ academic and personal records. It enforces the federal law – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 USC § 1232g et seq. (FERPA) – which gives St. Thomas University students certain rights regarding their educational records.

56. What is academic dishonesty?

St. Thomas University considers academic dishonesty to be the act by which a student attempts to take advantage of another individual’s intellectual or artistic work, uses materials not authorized by STU, or falsifies information in an academic assignment.

57. Where can I find the University's General Regulations?

The General Regulations of St. Thomas University are posted on the institutional website at https://sthomasuniversity.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/23-REG-General-Regulations-of-the-University.pdf

58. Where can I find your code of ethics?

The code of ethics is posted on the institutional website at: https://sthomasuniversity.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/22-REG-Ethics-Code.pdf

59. Do you have a St. Thomas University Catalog?

The Catalog is our most important publication. It reports all the policies adopted by the University and is posted on the institutional website at: https://sthomasuniversity.org/academic/catalog/

60. Do you have a code of conduct?

The entire St. Thomas University community is required to apply the principles detailed in the code of conduct posted on the institutional website at: https://sthomasuniversity.org/student-information-support/university-code-of-conduct/

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