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How do you apply for admission to Schiller?

Find out what you need to complete our admission process.

Let us know if you need help during any step of the admissions process

Our Admissions Team is available to answer any questions you may have.

Your questions might include the documentation you have to provide, which program fits you best, or even the professional careers available to you after graduation. 

The first step is filling in the application for enrollment.

Get in touch with us to resolve any questions that may arise as you go through the admissions process.

  • Apply online easily

We are happy to help you throughout the online process.

  • Pay the application fee

This step is usually completed with your Admissions Representative after the interview process.

  • Complete the interview

The interview with your Admissions Representative provides a great opportunity to ask questions, define your educational and professional goals, and discuss whether a Schiller degree will meet your needs.

  • Send all required admissions documents

This includes transcripts, passport documentation, proof of English proficiency, letter of Motivation, etc.

  • Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance package

In the case of students needing a VISA, you will receive a scanned copy of a conditional letter of acceptance, along with the invoice for your first semester’s tuition. Once it is paid, you will receive the official copy of your acceptance letter and acceptance package.

  • Congratulations!

You are now part of Schiller’s learning community.

Check what requirements you need

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Here you will find everything you need to know about admissions requirements, documentation, and other necessary information that we will need you to provide us with.

Undergraduate Enrollment

As an Undergraduate student you need to know:

  • There is an application processing fee of $20 for our Tampa Campus or the Virtual Learning Environment, or EUR €50 for our Madrid, Paris and Heidelberg Campuses.
  • You must hold  an Official High School transcript indicating your date of graduation, or official GED transcript. 
  • You can also provide proof of completion of secondary education if you have studied outside of the United States or the American educational system. Examples may include the Abitur, Selectividad, Baccalauréat, International Baccalaureate (IB) “O” and “A”- level exam results. 
  • You must send the enrollment agreement signed.
  • Proof of your English proficiency is required:
    • TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 80.
    • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) minimum score of 650.
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0.
    • CAMBRIDGE FCE (First Certificate in English) grade of “B” (B2 level) or higher -Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) preferred.
    • Duolingo English Exam: score of at least 95 for all programs.
    • If you have successfully graduated from the Tampa Language Center with a Level 6 program, you are eligible for admission.
    • Verification proof may be waived if you are a student who has graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction or the country's official language.

Graduate Enrollment

As a Graduate student: 

  • There is an application processing fee of $20 for our Tampa Campus or the Virtual Learning Environment, or EUR €50 for our Madrid, Paris and Heidelberg Campuses.
  • You must hold an Official High School transcript indicating your date of graduation, or official GED transcript for US citizen/legal resident or foreign students.
  • Please see our “Proof of High School Graduation (Secondary Education) section or GED” above for further details.
  • You must provide your official high school transcript or GED award to the admissions team:

    - If you are a US citizen/legal resident student, you can submit your official GED.
    - You will have to attach the Abitur, Selectividad, Baccalauréat, International Baccalaureate (IB) “O” and “A”-level exam results if you are not a student who has studied secondary education in the USA or has followed the American educational system.
     
  • You will need the official transcripts from the institution that awarded your undergraduate degree or its equivalent.

    If you do not have a degree recognized in the United States, you must arrange to have an evaluation of your foreign transcript by American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)’s International Education Services, a member of Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE), or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) prior to the evaluation and award. 

    All costs for foreign transcript evaluation must be covered by the applicant.
     
  • You must provide a copy of your official ID or passport (Visa Students).
  • You must submit a signed enrollment agreement.

If you are not a native English speaker, did not complete your post-secondary education exclusively in the English language, or did not complete at least 24 academic credits in a university-level program taught in English you will have to provide proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 89 (IBT – Internet version) for Masters, Schiller, TOEFL number is 0835.
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) score of at least 700 for Masters.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 for Masters.
  • CAMBRIDGE FCE (First Certificate in English) grade of “B” (B2 level) or higher -Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) preferred.
  • Duolingo English Exam: score of at least 105 for all programs.
  • If you successfully graduated from the Tampa Language Center with a Level 6 program, you are eligible for admission.

Review other requirements you will need

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If you are studying abroad, there are some additional requirements.

At the moment, you may only begin your program with courses delivered online due to COVID-19. When this situation changes, it will be possible for you to continue your studies on one of our campuses.

In the meantime, we will process all required documentation.

  • See what you need to get your VISA.
  • You must review our technology requirements. 
andrea colloca head admissions schiller

Andrea Colloca

Global Director of Admissions

I lead Schiller International University’s global team of admissions in helping create a culturally diverse environment where students can thrive. My creativity, passion for assisting others and leadership are invested daily in ensuring that students reach their highest potential and have the best opportunities after they graduate.

Let us know if you need help from our Admissions Team