How to Apply
The international application is for students who are not U.S. citizens or lawful U.S. permanent residents, or students who are refugees, asylees, temporary visa holders, or those who require a visa.
You can apply through the University of Iowa application or the Common Application (fall session only). We make admission decisions on a rolling basis beginning October 1 (International Application deadlines vary depending on your area of study).
Pay the application fee.
The $80 application fee is non-refundable. No application fee waivers are available unless you will be graduating from a high school inside the U.S.
Upload your academic records.
Within your Admissions Profile in MyUI, upload copies of all required official transcripts from every secondary school (high school), college, university, technical/vocational institute, or professional institution you have attended.
Examine the Country Specific Admissions Requirement List to learn more about the required credentials and minimum academic standards needed for Admissions. Iowa offers college credit for a variety of exams.
Meet our English Proficiency Requirement.
See details of our English Proficiency Requirements. If applicable, have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score.
Have your ACT or SAT scores sent by the testing agency.
Our institution code is 1356 for the ACT; 6681 for the SAT.ACT or SAT is required if:
- You plan to use ACT/SAT to meet the English Proficiency Requirement
- You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
Early Action Priority for Fall Semester
Fall Semester Acceptance Deadline
Spring Semester Acceptance Deadline
International Student Admission Requirements
Select your student type to learn more about your admission requirements.