International Students Admission

International Students Admissions Requirements

All documents in foreign language must be accompanied by notarized English translation. International applicants are required to provide the following additional documents:

  1. An applicant’s declaration of finances or sponsor’s affidavit of support with a bank statement or a verification letter from an officer of the bank or other financial institution giving the present balance, which must equal or exceed the amount required for one year of study ($20,065). This document is waived for LU students with a good payment history applying for another university program and distant education students.
  2. Applicants with prior education abroad should provide the transcripts evaluation by a member of American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (can be done at LU);
  3. Proof of English proficiency is required for all students from schools where English is not the educational language. Applicants should provide results of either TOEFL or IELTS tests with TOEFL (Internet Based) scores of 59 for BA and BS programs; 69 for MBA program; and 79 for MS programs or with IELTS overall band scores of 5.5 for BA and BS programs; 6.0 for MBA program; and 6.5 for MS and DBA programs. Equivalent results of other commonly recognized tests are also acceptable. If test results are not available, proficiency may be evaluated on campus or online. For proper students’ placement, the University uses the following tests: a) Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP); b) Comprehensive English Language Test Structure (CELT-SA); c) Comprehensive English Language Test Listening (CELT-LA); d) composition writing; e) personal interviews. The tests are scheduled prior to registration.

Foreign applicants applying from within the United States must also submit the following items:

  1. Copies of U.S. visa and I-94 Arrival-Departure record.
  2. Copies of all relevant documents from schools previously attended in the United States, including official tran­scripts of all academic work taken there.

Applications are evaluated when all documents are received, then the applicants are notified of their admission status. All application documents used for admission process become the university property independent of the admission result. The documents cannot be returned.

Visa Services for International Students

International students applying for a student visa (F-1) from outside the United States must present the Form I-20, issued by the institution, to the U.S. Consular Officer. Students are encouraged to visit their country-specific U.S. Embassy website or for F-1 student visa requirements. The Admissions Office and Designated School Officials (DSOs) assist international students with the process of acquiring and maintaining nonimmigrant F-1 visa status free of any charges.