Graduate: International Students | Webster University

International Students

Webster believes the best indicator for success is a strong academic history and passion for studies.  Our application process lets students highlight their best qualities.  Each applicant is reviewed individually to ensure the best fit for both you and the university. 

Required Application Documents

1.  Application: Submit the Online Application and the $50 application fee.

2.  English Proficiency Test Scores: If English is not your first language, submit proof of English skill.  If you do not meet English requirements, you can still be admitted as ESL-Contingent and take ESL courses. Below are some of our accepted tests and the scores required for full admission:   
          - TOEFL PBT: 575 or TOEFL iBT: 80
          - IELTS: 6.5
          - Pearson/PTE: 53

3.  Official TranscriptsFor an initial admission decision, students may submit scanned copies of their final, original transcripts. To change an initial admission decision into full admission, students must present their original, final documents to a Webster staff member in person to be verified, after arriving on campus. Alternatively, students may choose to ask their university to send official transcripts directly to Webster in a sealed envelope. If the transcript is not in English, a certified translation must be provided.

4.  Essay or Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV): Chose one. Must be at least 300 words in length.

5.  One Letter of Recommendation: Should be from a former professor or supervisor. Must be signed. 

6.  Certificate of Finance: The U.S. government requires students to provide proof of financial support for at least 1 year for both education and living expenses. Financial documents must be original and dated no more than 6 months before the start of the term. Learn more about costs and acceptable financial documents here: Cost of Attendance and Financial Responsibility

7.   Copy of Passport ID Page

8.   Specialty Programs have additional admission requirements. These programs include Art, Music, the MHA, Forensic Accounting, all School of Education programs, and more. Your admission counselor will contact you with details. 


Admission Deadlines for Graduate International Students

Intake Start Date Application Deadline I-20 Request Deadline Begin Course Registration
Fall 2, 2018 October 22, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 24, 2018 April 9, 2018
Spring 1, 2019 January 7, 2019 October 26, 2018 November 9, 2018 October 29, 2018
Spring 2, 2019 March 18, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 18, 2019 October 29, 2018
Summer 2019 May 27, 2019 March 15, 2019 March 29, 2019 February 28, 2019
Fall 1, 2019 August 19, 2019 June 7, 2019 June 21, 2019 April 8, 2019


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