Graduate Studies

  Admission of International Students

*International applicants must submit the International Application for Admission through the Center for International Studies .

International students are subject to all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, each international student must also meet the following requirements:

1. Hold a degree that is comparable to a recognized U.S. bachelor’s degree.

2. Complete and submit the International Application for Admission. The application may be completed online at

3. English language proficiency requirements may be viewed here.

4. Submit original financial documentation proving evidence of adequate assets to support student during first year of study.

5. If you have a sponsor, submit the Affidavit of Support and be sure the bank statement is in the sponsor's name.

6. Submit a $30 application fee.

International students may also be required to remediate any deficiencies in previous college work by completing undergraduate courses at Western Illinois University.

International students interested in applying to the School of Graduate Studies should contact:

International Admissions
Center for International Studies
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390, USA
Phone: (309) 298-2426
Fax: (309) 298-2405