Office of International Education

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IPFW offers conditional admission to students who meet academic requirements for admission and who require additional English language proficiency training. Students who submit a completed application and provide all supporting documentation that meet IPFW’s admission requirements may receive a conditional admission letter.

Students who have not met English proficiency requirements for full admission to either an undergraduate of graduate degree program are referred to apply to ELS Language Center Fort Wayne, located on the campus of IPFW.

ELS offers Intensive Academic English instruction, (30 hours per week) organized over 4-week sessions. Four weeks are required to complete each level in the 12-level curriculum. Students who successfully complete ELS level 112 will satisfy IPFW English language proficiency requirements for full admission into an academic program.

Students should indicate on the IPFW application for admission that they would like to be considered for conditional admission and attend the ELS Language Center / Fort Wayne at IPFW. 

For application information and requirements, please visit:

Office of International Education

  • Office of International Education


On behalf of IPFW and the Fort Wayne community, we welcome you.

Our emphasis is on creating a welcoming environment that, in turn, builds trust and fosters personal and intellectual growth that you can take back to your home country. We promote cross-cultural awareness and seek to build mutual respect by providing a venue for cultural, educational, and social events for students, faculty, and the community-at-large.


The Office of International Education is responsible for:

  • the international undergraduate student application and admission process, including intial contact for students (F-1 international student status) and exchange students/scholars (J-1 exchange visitor status)
  • I-20 issuance for F-1 students
  • DS-2019 issuance for exchange students and visiting scholars
  • international student and scholar advising
  • recommend incoming students for scholarships, such as the Chancellor's Merit Award.
  • study abroad program advising, administration, and management
  • oversight of international cooperation agreements
  • H-1B processing for international faculty and staff
  • social and culture advising, and many other services
  • Please make sure to stay in contact with us at all times to seek services and counseling.


Our team is dedicated to support all international students and scholars at IPFW with a wide range of knowledge and experience in many areas to ease your transition to a new university and a new home in a new country. We are a home away from home for international students and scholars at IPFW.


Ask a student a question now! 

Arif Chowdhury


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OIE Special Events

    • Jan 25...Study Abroad 101 – WU 145 (4pm)
    • Jan 26…OPT WU-145 (8:30 am)
    •             Mentor Dinner WU-Suite (5pm)
    • Jan 27…OPT WU-145 (3pm)
    • Jan 28… OPT WU-145 (12pm)
    • Jan 29……Peer Health Educators Presentation (11am)
    •                Int’l Convo Hour (12-1pm)