To be considered for one of our online programs, international applicants must fulfill the requirements mentioned above and satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English language proficiency requirements:
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized institution in the United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand or English-speaking Canada
- TOEFL score of 76 or higher on the internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)* or
- IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
Because we want all our students to excel from the very first day of their studies, all applicants (degree-seeking, certificate-seeking and non-degree seeking) must meet these requirements. We will not waive this requirement for any reason.
The Institution Code for UND is 6878. These scores must be sent directly from the testing center to the University of North Dakota. You can view more ways to provide proof of English proficiency here: UND.edu/international/apply.
*TOEFL scores older than two years are not valid and will not be accepted
Certification of Finances form or letter of sponsorship.
The below forms along with a certified bank statement must be submitted for your application to be considered.
- Certificate of Finances-Graduate International Student
- Certificate of Finances-Graduate MB or SK Canadian Student
If you plan to enter the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 student visa, you are required to certify that you will have adequate financial support for your program of study at the University of North Dakota. Complete support for your entire time of study at UND must be provided. Form I-20 or DS-2019 cannot be issued until you have completed this form satisfactorily and returned it to the International Center. Information provided must be no more than six months old at the time of enrollment.
Financial aid is a broad term to describe any financial assistance you receive to help pay for your education. There are several types of financial aid — some require repayment, others do not. The most common types of financial aid are scholarships, grants, loans and employment.
You have options. We can help you decide.
When it comes to funding, you have options. But how do you know if you qualify or if you’re choosing the best option for your situation? We have the resources to help you with just that.