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Dear student,

We were delighted to learn that you are interested in studying for a college degree in the United States. Please consider Indiana University’s South Bend campus as you review your options and search for “the right fit.”

Join us at IU South Bend!

IU South Bend, located just 90 miles east of Chicago at the southern tip of beautiful Lake Michigan, is one of eight campuses that comprise the Indiana University system. Over 90% of our faculty members have achieved the highest degree in their field, and they have earned the highest percentage of distinguished teaching awards among all eight campuses in the IU system. IU South Bend offers you an IU degree program with the personal attention of a 15:1 faculty-student ratio.

Choosing the Right Program of Study

IU South Bend offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, in addition to performer and artist diploma programs, and a variety of minors and concentrations. Degree programs in Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Health Science, Education, Computer Science and the Performance and Visual Arts are among our strongest at IU South Bend.
Click here to see all of our majors.

Graduates may choose from a dozen post-baccalaureate programs offered in the Schools of Business, the Arts, and Nursing, as well as in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Click here to see all of our graduate degrees.

Scholarships and Assistantships

Most students find the tuition and fees at IU South Bend are significantly lower than other Universities and Colleges they are considering. As an added bonus, each year we offer 12 First-Year International Student Scholarships of $1000.00. These are based on merit. You may also apply each year by March 1 for institutional, merit-based scholarships online.

IU South Bend also offers an International Student Fee Remission Scholarship once you have established your need and merit. Qualifying students may be eligible to pay tuition at near in-state rates from the second year of enrollment through the 5th year of undergraduate study and the 3rd year of graduate study.

The Raclin School of the Arts offers generous scholarship funding and support to outstanding vocal and instrumental performance and composition students.


Find Out More

Graduate Programs
Graduate Admissions Requirements
Online Graduate Application

Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
Online Undergraduate Application

Costs and Fees


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Your Home away from Home

The Office of International Student Services serves as the home away from home for our international students. Our staff members are dedicated professionals committed to providing excellent support to our students. We facilitate international student admission, advise on F and J immigration benefits and responsibilities, and offer an extensive international student orientation program to help you get settled into your life at IU South Bend and prepare you for your studies.

English Language Development

In addition to the other admission requirements listed online, you may meet the English proficiency requirements in the ways listed here.

International undergraduate students must obtain a TOEFL score of 530 (paper-based)/71 (Internet-based) and graduate students a 550 or 79.  In lieu of submitting a TOEFL score, you may complete the intensive English program offered on campus at The Language Company-South Bend. If you complete the required level at The Language Company, you do not need to submit a TOEFL score. Please consult our Web site for other ways to meet the language requirement for admissions.

Living Close to School, Shopping, and Entertainment

On-campus housing in an apartment-style complex is available for international students. Click here to take a virtual tour. In addition, there are many apartment rentals available in the South Bend area close to grocery stores, restaurants, parks and other entertainment venues.

Would you like to learn more?

Please click here to submit our online Request Form.

If we can provide any additional information regarding the programs and services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us or go to our Web site. It includes a Virtual Tour of campus and other highlights.

We look forward to further conversations.

All the Best,

Office of International Student Services Staff


Student Voices from IU South Bend

Fernando Garcia

Sophomore, Ecuador

“I came in 2007 to come to the Language Institute to learn English. I knew the university and the city. I knew that the business program was good. I decided to come here rather than Texas A&M. I have good friends, roommates and independence. I’m close to campus and I don’t need a car.”




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