Undergraduate: 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 school. 

Required Application Documents:

1.  Application: There are two options for Undergraduate Application: Webster's Online Portal or the Common Application.  There is a $35 required application fee. 

2.  Proof of English Proficiency: If English is not your first language, students will need to submit proof of English skill.  If you do not meet English requirements, you can still be admitted as ESL-Contingent and take ESL courses. We accept a variety of test scores:    
       - TOEFL PBT 550
       - TOEFL iBT: 80
       - IELTS: 6.0
       - Pearson: 53

3.  Official Transcripts: For 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. International students may be eligible for International Transfer Credits

4.  Essay or Resume: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice.

5.  One Letter of Recommendation

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 your studies. 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, all School of Education programs, and more.  Your admission counselor will contact you with details.


Admission Deadlines for Undergraduate International Students

 Intake Start Date Application Deadline I-20 Request Deadline Begin Course Registration
Fall 2019 August 26, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 21, 2019 April 3, 2019
Spring 2020 January 13, 2020 November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019 November 6, 2019



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