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Admissions Requirements for International Students

  • In addition to fulfilling the general application procedure, international applicants must:

    • Present evidence of fluency in English. If your native language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and earn a minimum score of 540 (or 76 IBT). For information about the TOEFL, write to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540, U.S.A. We also accept a minimum 6.0 IELTS score.    
    • Complete a Foreign Student Financial Statement (included in the application packet).This statement demonstrates that you have sufficient financial resources—at least $24,000—to meet the cost of living in the United States, the cost of travel to and from your native country, and the cost of graduate education at IUP.  
    • Submit official foreign transcripts and official English translations. These documents must bear the official seal of the issuing college or university.
    • Concerning the application fee of $50, due to the procedural changes in our Pennsylvania banking system, we are not able to accept foreign checks. There are three acceptable options: 1. Submit a check drawn on a U.S. bank. Computer code must appear on bottom of check.2. Submit a U.S. foreign postal money order. (Preferred)3. Submit a traveler’s check that has been signed by you in both areas on the front. 

    If you are admitted to the university, you will receive information on housing, arrival dates, and other general information about the university from the Office of International Education at IUP. Questions concerning certificates of eligibility (I-20) and other legal matters should be addressed directly to Office of International Education, B-25  Delaney Hall, Grant Lower, IUP, Indiana, PA 15705, U.S.A. The office’s phone number is 724-357-2295; fax number is 724-357-2514. E-mail:

    What International Students Have to Say about IUP

    “I have been here for four years, and I did have a great educational, personal, as well as social experience. Studying for the MBA in Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been so far the best personal decision I have ever made.”

         — Mohamed Fall Kamagate, Ivory Coast, Africa

    “I am living a great experience in IUP because Indiana is a very welcoming town and because everything at IUP is set to help the student, which does make a difference.”

         — Manuel Fernandez, Madrid, Spain