International Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Schiller International University receives applications from almost every country in the world, representing a great variety of educational systems.

Admission to Schiller International University (SIU) is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend SIU can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online from our website at www.schiller.edu. All students must submit a completed application and a nonrefundable application fee. SIU is required to have official documentation that certifies that the applicant has completed the equivalent of an American high school education and is prepared to undertake university-level work in English.

Although there is no application deadline, SIU strongly advises applicants who require visas to apply at least four (4) months before the beginning of the term for which they wish to enroll. International students are also subject to a $60 courier fee for processing and delivery of student visa documentation.

International applicants who are granted a visa to attend SIU must commit to an enrollment of at least two academic semesters (eight months) of continuous enrollment in order to be admitted to SIU. If an international student withdraws or transfers prior to the completion of the minimum two semesters (eight months), the tuition and fees are non-refundable.

International students must complete the following steps prior to enrollment:

  • Proof of successful completion of secondary education
  • Proof of financial support
  • Advance deposit of tuition and fees

Schiller International University has an Evidence of English fluency requirement for both Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions entry. This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction. This requirement can be satisfied by providing official documentation of scores achieved for one of the following English language proficiency examinations. Students must have their official scores sent directly to the Admissions Office of SIU. Tests must be less than two years old from date of enrollment.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 80. SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or better.
  • CAMBRIDGE FCE (First Certificate in English) grade of “B” (B2 level) or higher – Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) preferred.
  • TOEIC (Test Of English for International Communication) score of at least 600.

 


Graduate Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or its equivalent. Students with undergraduate degrees in another field may be required to complete preparatory courses. For entry into the MIM program, the applicant may hold a Bachelor degree in any field.  Applicants must have maintained a good academic record in their undergraduate studies.

Evidence of English Proficiency

Schiller International University has an Evidence of English fluency requirement. This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction. This requirement can be satisfied by providing official documentation of scores achieved for one of the following English language proficiency examinations. Students must have their official scores sent directly to the Admissions Office of SIU. Tests must be less than two years old from date of enrollment.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum scoring of 89 for graduate program (IBT – Internet version). SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication): Minimum scoring of 700 for graduate program.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum scoring of 6.5 for graduate program.
  • CAMBRIDGE FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade of “B” (B2 level) or higher is required – Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) is preferred.

Technology Requirements

All graduate students are strongly encouraged to have a laptop computer. The laptop must be Pentium-based with a 28.8 speed modem, the usual office software (Suggested: Windows XP or higher) and WIFI capability. Schiller International University will make laptops available for a fee if a student does not already own one.  Please refer to the Technology Requirements page for more information.

Online Admissions Requirements

For Online admissions requirements at the undergraduate and graduate degree-level, please refer to above sections entitled Undergraduate Admissions Requirements and Graduate Admissions Requirements.

 

 

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