International Student Admission

Wittenberg University celebrates the diversity of backgrounds and experiences that our international students bring to the University.

Whether you are planning to enter college in the United States for the first time for a bachelor's degree, looking to transfer credit from previous university experience, or interested in furthering your education with a graduate degree, Wittenberg University welcomes you.
Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student. U.S. citizens who have attended a high school or university outside of the United States will also be considered an international student for the application process.

Undergraduate International Student Application Process

We look forward to working with you to make Wittenberg the next stop on your academic journey. Degree-seeking international students must be a minimum age of 17 before they can apply for admission to Wittenberg University. Follow the link below to complete an application for admission into Wittenberg University. Apply now as an Undergraduate International Student by submitting the Witt App or The Common App.

Application Timeline/Deadlines

  • Fall Entrance:
    • June 1: Admission Application Deadline
    • July 1: Deposit Deadline
  • Spring Entrance:
    • October 15: Admission Application Deadline
    • November 15: Deposit Deadline

Required Documentation for International Admission:

  • Certified Secondary and Post-Secondary Records
    • These records should be certified copies of original official records/transcripts of secondary and post-secondary school work.
    • All records should be in English.
    • If the language of the records is not in English, a certified literal translation should be included with the original document.
  • English Language Fluency Requirement
    • Please submit one of the following:
      • Official TOEFL scores of 550 or higher, or TOEFL iBT scores of 79 or higher if your first language is any other than English: You can be exempted from the TOEFL if you score a 600 or higher on the verbal portion of the SAT. We also recognize IELTS scores. To be considered for admission, scores must exceed 6.5. Click Here
      • SAT: combined score of 1050 or higher
      • ACT: composite of 20 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation.
    • All records and letters of reference must be translated into English. Please note that letters of reference should be sent directly to the Wittenberg Office of Admission by the person writing the recommendation.
  • Transfer Students Only - Transfer Conduct Form
    • If you are currently (or have previously) attended college in the United States, please request that your Transfer Conduct Report by entering the email addresses for yourself, and the Dean of Students from each institution (if you have attended more than one college, you will need to complete this form more than once), and then completing the Transfer Conduct Report once the form is sent to your email.
    • If you have completed a year or more of college study, submission of a high school transcript and personal evaluation is optional. If you have completed less than one year, a high school transcript is necessary for admission. Regardless of your current standing an official transcript of all post-secondary coursework should be forwarded from your current school to Wittenberg.
  • International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)

Graduate (MS Analytics) International Student Application Process

We look forward to working with you to make Wittenberg the next stop on your academic journey. The only approved Wittenberg graduate program to host international students on an F-1 Student Visa is the Master of Science in Analytics Program. Learn more about the Master of Science in Analytics Graduate Program and apply today.

International Student Scholarships, Financial Aid & Cost of Attendance

A diverse international presence is important to Wittenberg's mission. The University is committed to assisting highly qualified international students in financing their education.

Cost of Attendance, Billing, Payment Information

  • International students will be automatically considered for academic merit scholarships at the time of their admission. Wittenberg is an NCAA Division III school; therefore, athletic scholarships are not offered. You can find the estimated cost of attendance by visiting our Student Financial Services web page.
  • Before students are approved to receive an I-20, they must be able to certify financial support for the full annual cost of attendance while they are in the United States. Financial assistance is available; however, there are no full scholarships. Following their acceptance to Wittenberg, undergraduate students will be requested to provide additional information on their anticipated college expenses/budget, as determined from the reported information included in the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). Student loans are generally not available for international students. International students are eligible to work on campus as part of their student visa. The maximum amount a student can earn from a campus job is approximately $2,000 per year. That is the equivalent of working approximately eight hours each week.
  • All undergraduate students are required to live on-campus in a Wittenberg University residence hall or apartment. You can learn more about Residence Life here.
  • Bills are issued on a semester basis. Tuition, room, and board will be divided in half, with 50% due in July and 50% due in December. Monthly payment plans are also an option. When students make the commitment to attend Wittenberg, they are given more information about the different payment options. Learn more about Student Financial Services here.
  • The annual health insurance fee will be billed to the fall semester. Learn more about international health insurance requirements here.
  • Personal living expenses and books are not billed to the student account because they will be paid by the student directly.

Undergraduate International Family Financial Contribution Requirement

While Wittenberg does seek to provide financial assistance to undergraduate international students, if a student financial needs are too high, that student's financial aid application may be declined and the scholarship allocated to a student whose financial need Wittenberg can meet. Applicants demonstrating less than an expected budget of US $25,000 per year will not be considered. Those in need of high financial assistance are encouraged to pursue other schools where more financial assistance is offered.

Student Visa / Immigration Process

In order to study in the United States, international students will typically require a Form I-20. Generally, international students must show evidence of ability to pay all direct and indirect costs of attendance. Indirect costs include expenses not covered by tuition, room/board and fee charges.

The following documentation should be sent to

  • Color Copy of Passport Photo Page
  • Certificate of Finances Form
  • Proof of Finances – Bank Statements, Letter, Government Sponsorship, etc. Please read through the second page of the Certificate of Finances Form for additional information related to the bank statement requirements.

Deposited Undergraduate International Students

Questions about enrolling at Wittenberg as an international student?

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