Office of International Student Services

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

  • More than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Award-winning faculty and strong support for achieving academic success
  • Generous scholarship packages and financial assistance
  • On-campus suite-style housing that features a community garden; on-campus dining
  • A rich student life with varsity sports (NAIA), student clubs, community service opportunities, and an exciting variety of open lectures, performances, and concerts
  • Access to a wealth of resources, including the IU Libraries, one of the leading academic research library systems in North America
  • Cutting edge research, clinical, and performance spaces
  • On-site and field research opportunities with funding
  • Assistance with job search, including on-campus employment
  • More than 70 Study Abroad programs
  • 27,000+ alumni in the U.S. and more than 60 countries
  • Dedicated Office of International Student Services staff

100+Undergraduate and Graduate programs

27,000+Alumni in the U.S. and more than 60 countries 

How to Apply

First Year

You should apply as a beginning freshman if you have completed or are scheduled to complete the entire (primary/secondary) university preparatory sequence in the country where you studied and have been awarded a diploma/certificate of completion.


You should apply as a graduate student if you have completed undergraduate study toward a bachelor's degree or are scheduled to complete this schooling, and you are seeking a master's degree.


You are a Transfer Student if:

  • You have attended a university or postsecondary institution after graduating from high school and you have not received a bachelor's degree

  • You wish to pursue a second bachelor's degree in a different discipline

Majors and Programs

A complete list of IU South Bend degrees and certificates is available through our campus Bulletin. Please be aware that F-1 students may not be eligible to enter all the degree and certificate programs listed in the Bulletin. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Scholarships and Loans

You may be eligible for some scholarships to assist in lowering your costs. Be sure to read the application carefully to ensure you are eligible with respect to residency, immigration status, enrollment status and other requirements before submitting it.

F-1 and J-1 students may qualify for a first-year international student scholarship. Those who remain academically eligible and document need may apply in the second semester of enrollment at IU South Bend for the International Student Fee Remission Scholarship which grants awards between $4,000.00 and $6,000.00 annually.

Ready to get started?

Online Application

The $65 application fee is required of all applicants and is non-refundable. You may make payment at the time you submit your electronic application by using your credit card. Please contact the Office of International Student Serivces at, if you require assistance.