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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

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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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International Student Events

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OIE Special Events

  • Monday October 19 - Faculty Mentor Lunch
  • November 6th  4-8pm, Walb International Ballroom  International Education Week: Global Student Celebration 
  • November 9th-12-1pm Walb 114   International Education Week: How Faculty & Staff can support Study Abroad 
  • November 9th - 6-8pm  Walb Classic Ballroom  Students with Famiilies - International Movie Night
  • November 10th- 12-1pm Walb 222-226  International Education Week: The World Beyond IPFW lunch Panel 
  • November 11th-11am-2:00pm Bookstore Hallway  International Education Week: Study Abroad Fair 
  • November 11: 4:00 pm – 5:00 Pm Walb 145  International Education Week: How to afford Study Abroad 
  • November 12th- time-TBA Student Housing International Education Week: World Food Night 
  • November 13th  - 11Am – 1PM in WU G21  International Education Week: International Dance Lesson
  • December 4th-10:30am-12pm Walb 145  International Education Student Success Series:  Description: Study Tips Refresher  with CASA
  • December 11th, 12pm in Walb 145   International Conversation Hour – Graduation Party 

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