Graduate Students

Follow these steps to apply to IUPUI as an international graduate

You should apply for graduate status if you will have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country by the time you enroll at IUPUI, and if you are pursuing a master’s, Ph.D., or professional degree.

Graduate Admissions at IUPUI

Masters, doctoral, and professional program initial admissions decisions are made by the schools. All applications, admissions, and financial aid is handled by the individual departments.

Application Process

  • Step 1: Verify Admission Requirements and Procedures for your Program

    Your first step is to talk to the academic department that offers your program. You will want to check their admission standards and deadlines before you start the application process.

    Find your program

  • Step 2: Submit the Online Application

    The online application takes about 30 minutes to complete. If necessary, you can save your work and log back in later to complete it. 

    All applicants use the same application to apply to IUPUI, whether they are interested in entering Indiana University programs or Purdue University programs here.

    Application Fee

    You will need a Visa, MasterCard, Discover card, or American Express to pay the nonrefundable $65 application fee.

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  • Step 3: Submit Your Supporting Documents to Your Department

    You are required to submit some supporting documents for your department to make the initial admission decision. Each department has different requirements. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that the graduate program has received all required documents.

    Read more about supporting documents
  • Step 4: Receive Decision from Your Department

    When your file is complete, your program’s graduate committee reviews your application and makes its decision. You will learn the admission decision directly from the program office. 

    If you want to know the status of your application at this step, check with your department.

  • Step 5: Submit Additional Documents for OIA Final Review

    If the graduate department has made a decision to admit you to their program, then the Office of International Admissions (OIA) carries out a second review to finalize the admission.

    You will receive an email from that has instructions about how to submit your final documents. You will submit them electronically through iStart, our online portal for international students. You will have to supply the original documents before you enroll.

    At this step, you can also log into iStart to see your next steps and see which documents have been reviewed and accepted. Our international admissions team will contact you if there are any questions about your documents.

  • Step 6: Receive Admission Letter from OIA

    After you submit your final supporting documents and we conduct a final review of your application, we will notify you via a letter. You will be able to access the letter about your admission status in iStart.

    If your government requires academic admission before you can get your other required documents (such as your financial documentation), you can use your Admission Letter to get those documents.

    Be sure to check your email on a regular basis. We will email you if we need any additional documentation or if we have any other instructions for you.

    The Office of International Admissions (OIA) sends out the official admission package that contains information about your arrival, program costs, orientation, and immigration documents to secure your non-immigrant student visa (F1/J1).