INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Confidential Financial Information Form
The Confidential Financial Information form must be e-mailed or mailed, not faxed, to the Office of Admissions. PDF version
Official Bank Statement
Bank statements must be on official bank stationary and show the total amount held in U.S. dollars. Both of these documents must be mailed, not faxed, to the Office of Admissions. Your acceptance letter and student visa will not be issued without the bank statement and the Confidential Financial Information form.
Copy of Your Passport and Current Visa
If you reside or attend school in the United States
Original transcripts/examination results for all secondary and post-secondary work
(or copies attested by the U.S. Embassy, a notary public, or a school official) and official English translations. We require an English translation of most coursework completed in another country. International and IB secondary schools may be exempt. For more information regarding evaluation exemptions, please e-mail email@example.com. (Please note that transfer students should also submit syllabi from coursework completed at previous institutions in order to be eligible for receiving credit toward your University of Delaware degree.)
You must submit your academic credentials for evaluation to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Transfer applicants should request the Course-by-Course Evaluation. We must receive ORIGINAL Credential Evaluations or files directly from AACRAO.
For complete information on how credits from institutions outside of the U.S. may be transferred, please visit the Registrar's Office page.
Official TOEFL Score Report or Official IELTS Report
All applicants for international admissions must take the TOEFL, unless English is your native language. The minimum TOEFL score required is 90 (TOEFLibt) or 570 (paper). Applicants to the Nursing major must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (TOEFLibt) or 600 (paper). An IELTS score of 6.5 or better may be submitted in place of a TOEFL score. Students who do not meet the minimum score requirements or who believe they need additional help with their English skills may wish to apply to the University's Conditional Admissions Program(CAP). Students who enroll in the Conditional Admissions Program are NOT required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam score.
Official SAT Score Report
If you are applying for freshman admission and attend school in the United States
Portfolio and Audition Requirements
Prospective Art Interest and Apparel Design majors are required to submit an online application portfolio demonstrating creative experience and ability along with a related essay. This essay is in addition to the essay submitted with the International Application for Admission. Portfolio requirements for admission into Art may be found at http://www.udel.edu/art/admissions/. Portfolio requirements for admission into Apparel Design may be found at https://udfashion.slideroom.com/#/Login. Portfolios should be submitted by November 1 for Spring transfer consideration, February 1 for Freshman consideration, and May 1 for Fall Transfer consideration. Slide portfolios will not be accepted.
Prospective Music majors are required to audition with the Department of Music. To schedule an audition, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and type “Music Audition Request” in the Subject line.
Application fee of US $75
Make the check payable to the University of Delaware.
Send all application materials together in one large envelope to:
Office of Admissions
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 USA
Phone: 1 (302) 831-8123
Fax: 1 (302) 831-6905
The Conditional Admission Program (CAP) provides international students lacking the English language proficiency necessary to enroll in a degree program at the University of Delaware the opportunity to strengthen their English-language skills first, so that they may ultimately enroll and succeed in undergraduate classes with native English speakers. The program is a collaborative effort between the University of Delaware's English Language Institute and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In order to qualify for the Conditional Admission Program, students must apply to the University and be academically admissible to their choice of degree program. If a student is admitted to the University via CAP, the student must begin coursework at the English Language Institute (ELI) and successfully complete Level 6 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - Reading & Writing and Listening & Speaking.
Once students complete the English Language Institute's Level 6 - Listening/Speaking AND Reading/Writing English for Academic Purposes (EAP) coursework with a grade of "B" or better and receive a recommendation from the English Language Institute they are then eligible to enroll in their undergraduate degree program.
The University of Delaware (UD) has had the most recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship (three) of any public college or university nationally in the last five years. The private institutions tied with UD having three Rhodes Scholarship recipients in those five years are Brown, Stanford and Washington universities and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. The only private institutions with more than three Rhodes Scholarship recipients in the past five years are Duke, Harvard, Princeton and Yale universities, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. UD has had 12 Rhodes Scholars since the program began in 1904.
In a recent Carnegie Foundation report that was generally critical of current undergraduate education at large research universities, UD was among only five institutions commended for "making research-based learning the standard." Delaware was praised for adopting problem-based learning in all basic science classes "to promote active learning and connect concepts to applications."
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine once again named UD in the Top 25 among 100 best values in public colleges.
The UD Undergraduate Research Program (URP) has been a trailblazer in providing opportunities for research experience for capable and motivated students. In 1997, UD was selected from more than 100 research-intensive universities nationwide to receive a three-year $500,000 Recognition Award for the Integration of Research and Education (RAIRE) from the National Science Foundation. More than 90 percent of all engineering, biological and physical science professors at UD now actively participate in undergraduate research opportunities.
The University of Delaware's Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (HRIM) has been ranked 7th in the top 25 hospitality programs in the country, tied with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, one of the oldest and most established programs in the country, and ahead of many more well-known programs, according to an article in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, published by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.
Having founded the first Study Abroad Program in the U.S. in 1923, the University of Delaware has long been a leader in global educaiton. UD ranks 3rd among all public and private doctorate research institutions across the nation in the number of undergraduate students participating in short-term study abroad programs according to the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The University of Delaware has signed international agreements with several institutions overseas. Students at these institutions who are interested in studying at the University of Delaware should contact their program administrator listed below. The respective program administrators assist the students in completing the application process and outline the conditions of the agreements. Check here for an expanded list of exchange agreements.
- Bayreuth University (Germany)
International Programs Office
- Bond University (Australia)
Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Coordinator
- German Federation Program (Germany)
Chairperson, Student Exchange Program, Federation of German American Clubs
- Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Coordinator, HUFS International Educational Exchange Programs
- Kobe Shoin University (Japan)
Director, International Office
- Seinan University (Japan)
Center for International Education
- Soka University (Japan)
International Affairs Office
- Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (Switzerland)
Head of SSTH
- University of Lyon (France)
Professor Rene Sandretto
Department of Economics