International Applicants

New culture. New country. No problem. Here’s what you need to pursue a Kelley MBA.

To be eligible to pursue an MBA at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution or its recognized equivalent. Make sure you’ve met our post-secondary requirements on this list of bachelor's degree equivalency by country.

You will also need to provide:

TOEFL or IELTS scores

If English is not your native language, you must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English language Testing System) before submitting your application.

  • Have your TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to Indiana University, Bloomington (for TOEFL score reports, use code 1324).

Minimum scores: We require a minimum internet-based TOEFL score of 100; 600 on the paper-based TOEFL; or band 7.0 on the IELTS.

Note: We cannot accept TOEFL or IELTS scores that are more than two years old.

Waiver of the TOEFL or IELTS requirement: The requirement will automatically be waived for international applicants who have earned an undergraduate or post-graduate degree from an institution in which English was the language of instruction. Candidates may simply indicate this in their application or optional essay; nothing further is required.

Evidence of financial support

U.S. immigration regulations require you to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses for a 12-month period.

Estimated Costs for the 2018-19 Academic Year
These costs are reviewed annually and subject to change.
Tuition and Fees$52,536
Room and Board (12 months)$10,668
Health Insurance & Miscellaneous (12 months)$4,892
Total$68,096

Advice for International Students

Connect with and talk to our current international students to learn more about Kelley.


Married? You should have an additional $6,576 available to support an accompanying spouse, $5,756 to support a first child, and $3,167 per year for each additional child. Health and accident insurance is required for all accompanying dependents and is included in these estimates.

If you are offered admission, you will be required to complete and submit the International Student Financial Documentation and Visa Application along with evidence of your financial support. 

Before we can issue your visa document (the I-20) you must provide completed financial documentation demonstrating your ability to meet all expenses for at least one academic year.

Note: You cannot use the possibility of employment to show you have adequate financial resources before a visa is issued. A spouse who is on a student-dependent visa (F-2) cannot work.

Office of International Services

We will work with the Office of International Services as we process your application for admission. The Office of International Services will review your evidence of financial support and issue your visa documentation, should you be offered admission.

Questions regarding your evidence of financial support or visa documentation can be directed to the Office of International Services at 1-812-855-9086 or newtoiu@indiana.edu.

All other questions regarding your application and status should be directed to the MBA Admissions Office at 1-812-855-8006 or iumba@indiana.edu.

Growing up in India, I always had this idea of being a global leader. Coming to Kelley has not just given me the right tools, but has given me the confidence that I can do it.

Rama Srithara Ramanujam, MBA'15, Corporate Strategy Manager, Cummins Inc.

International Students
U.S. immigration regulations require you to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses for a 12-month period.

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International students can find additional educational, personal and professional assistance through Indiana University’s Office of International Services. 

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