International Students


International students wishing to apply for admission to School of Public Health-Bloomington programs should see the application information from the IU Office of International Services. Navigate to begin the application for admission.

Freshmen Applicants

  • Undergraduate program admission applicants, click on the word “Freshmen”, below the changing image. 
  • On the left side of the screen, click on “Apply Now” directly below “Freshmen.”
  • Read this page carefully, and then begin your application by clicking on the last word in the first paragraph, “here.”

Graduate Applicants

  • Graduate program admission applicants click on the words “Graduate Students”, below the changing image.
  • On the left side of the screen, click on “Apply Now” directly below “Graduate.”
  • Read this page carefully, and then begin your application by clicking on “Apply Online.”, which begins the first paragraph of text.

In addition to the information on the “Apply Now” page, please read the information on the “Admission Standards” page as well as the other pertinent pages. Payment of an application fee is required.

Paper recommendation letters or forms will be evaluated by the School and must be directed to:

Records Office
School of Public Health-Bloomington
Indiana University
Suite 115
1025 E. Seventh St
Bloomington, IN 47405

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores

All international students applying for graduate programs must submit GRE scores. GRE test scores older than five years may not be submitted by the Educational Testing Service. The School of Public Health-Bloomington admissions committee will evaluate official copies of older scores, when submitted by the applicant, to determine whether or not the older scores may be accepted for application purposes. Information and application forms may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service.

Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000

Scores are available about six weeks after the test is taken. It is the responsibility of the applicant to take the GRE test at a time that will allow scores to arrive at the SPH Academic Records Office to meet all school deadlines.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores

All applicants whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. For both undergraduate and graduate admission, one of the following minimum TOEFL scores is required:

The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service once each month at locations throughout the world. Information about TOEFL administration schedules may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service.

In cases where the TOEFL is not available, a minimum score of 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will meet the English language requirement.

Students whose first language is not English must also take an English language placement test upon arrival at Indiana University. The results of this test are used to determine what, if any, remedial English courses must be successfully completed before graduate study begins. International students should understand that all admissions are granted conditionally, upon verification of English language proficiency, and that enrollment in graduate course work is not permitted, or is limited, until all language deficiencies have been removed.

  • 213 on the computer-based test
  • 80 on the Internet-based test
  • 550 on the paper-based test
Acquiring a VISA

Once you have received a letter of admission to Indiana University Bloomington you will need to obtain a visa from the U.S. Department of State.  As a general summary, if you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States, and you wish to study at Indiana University, you will need to follow these steps to obtain a visa:

  • You must first apply to and be admitted by Indiana University Bloomington.
  • You will also need to demonstrate the ability to cover the cost of one year of university study in the United States.
  • Once you have met these requirements, Indiana University Bloomington will send you either a Document I‐20 or DS‐2019, depending on your particular situation.
  • You must take the document to a U.S. Consulate or Embassy to apply for your student visa.
Application Deadlines

The School of Public Health-Bloomington will not act upon applications until all required documents have been received (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, application fee, and GRE and TOEFL test scores, as required). The priority deadline for admission for the fall semester is January 1. The priority deadline for admission for spring semester is September 1. If you have questions about specific school application requirements, you may contact our Records Office at the address above, or by phone at (812) 855-5132, or by e-mail at or .