Office of Graduate Studies

International Students

How to Apply

To apply for admission to Purdue programs you must submit your application online through the Purdue University application portal. A $75USD non-refundable application fee is required.

The following materials are required, along with the application, for admission to IU programs:

  1. A copy of the first page of your passport with the passport expiration date
  2. A copy of any previously issued U.S. visas, I-94 forms, and I-20 or DS-2019 forms (if applicable)
  3. Proof of English proficiency by completing on of the following tests:
    • TOEFL (IPFW School Code: 1336)
    • IELTS
    • Certificate of completion of ELS Language Center—Program Level 112
  4. Official English proficiency examination results must be forwarded directly to IPFW by the testing agency.
  5. A credential evaluation report, if you have completed studies outside of the United States. Credential evaluations provide IPFW with an official report that lists courses you have taken and the grades/marks that you received with the U.S. equivalent number of credits earned and grade average. (Note: Academic documents that are sent directly to IPFW by the applicant will not be accepted to complete the application, nor can they be returned to the sender. IPFW works closely with Educational Credential Evaluators, and we recommend their service. Please visit for specific information about submission requirements, service timelines, fees, etc.)
    • IPFW applicants may obtain a transcript evaluation from any accredited credential evaluation service.
    • International students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better to be admitted.
    • The cost of an ECE course by course evaluation is approximately $160.
    • The cost of the evaluation report will be reimbursed to graduate students who are admitted and enroll into an IPFW graduate program.
  1. Certification of Financial Support with supporting bank statements or proof of sponsorship (see Tuition and Fees); the financial guarantee needs to equal or exceed the cost of attendance.
  2. Dependent’s Information Form, if you will be bringing a spouse and/or dependent children with you to the U.S.

You may submit the application by emailing the completed form to or send it by postal mail to the following address:

Office of Graduate Studies
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Kettler Hall, Room 140
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Please visit the Office of International Education for information regarding SEVIS fee payment, VISA applications, housing, and the New International Student Orientation program.

Financial Assistance

IPFW provides a limited number of Chancellor’s Merit Awards, which help lower the cost of attendance for international students—especially those with outstanding academic records and achievements. Please note that early applicants get priority consideration. Graduate student applicants should contact their academic department for more information.