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 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.

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