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International Students

How to Apply if you live outside the US:

The Application

Apply Online: We encourage you to use the online application you can access here.

If you can’t apply online: You may submit the paper version of this application, which can be downloaded at or send an e-mail to and request a hard (printed) copy be sent to you. Complete, sign, and date the international application form.

Return the form by the deadline noted to:

International Admissions
300 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1106, U.S.A.
Deadlines for application are September 1 for Spring Semester and December 1 for Fall Semester.

Application Fee
Submit a nonrefundable $60US application fee made payable to “Indiana University.” Do not send cash, international reply (postal) coupons, or Eurocheques. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank, or on an international bank with a U.S. affiliate. If applying online a credit card is required. The application fee will not be waived.

Academic Records
Submit official academic records in the original language from every postsecondary school you have attended, whether or not you obtained a degree. If the original document is not in English, also provide an official, exact (literal) English translation.

Records must be issued by the registrar or record-keeping official from the institution at which the work was completed. Notarized copies of academic records are not acceptable.

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters on letterhead submitted from major professors in your most recent degree program are required. If you are not currently in school, you may include a letter from a past or current employer as one of the three recommendations.

Statement of Purpose
This 300-500 word statement should cover your educational background and your educational objectives while studying at IU.

Please enclose a resume that completely outlines your activities since you completed secondary school. You should include such things as preparing for university entrance examinations, military experience, work experience, and nonacademic studies. Gaps in your resume may slow down the review of your application.

English Language Requirements
If your native language (mother tongue) is not English, you must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), regardless of where you were educated.

You may obtain information about testing dates and places by writing to TOEFL, CN 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154, U.S.A. To be considered for admission, you must have a TOEFL score of at least 550. Since many graduate programs require TOEFL scores above 550, carefully review the list of major subjects for specific TOEFL requirements. The TOEFL requirements are based upon the paper-based test.

Students who have taken the computer-based test (CBT) or internet based test (iBT) version of the TOEFL should visit the TOEFLWeb site at for a concordance table listing CBT and iBT scores along with corresponding scores for the paper-based test.

Required Special Tests

You must submit test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with your application to begin the evaluation process.