Thank you for considering the University of Iowa! Iowa is a top American university with a global reputation. We're grounded in tradition, but intent on innovation, powered by school spirit, yet serious about scholarship—all in an environment that's casual and comfortable, cosmopolitan and creative.
There are more than 3,400 international students currently enrolled at the University of Iowa, where you will find many resources to help you adjust to living in the United States. One of your first contacts should be with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).
- About the University of Iowa
Dedicated faculty, highly ranked academic programs, and opportunities to teach and conduct research.
- International Students at Iowa
An overview of international student enrollment at the University of Iowa.
Iowa City—A Great College Town
You'll find plenty to do in Iowa City, which frequently ranks among America's most-livable communities.
How to Apply
Admission requirements and the application process will vary depending on your area of study.
- Graduate and Professional Areas of Study
Review our areas of study to see the admission requirements and application process associated with the degree you seek.
- English Proficiency Requirements
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide test results to verify your English proficiency.
- Financial Statement Requirement for International Applicants
If accepted for admission, international applicants requesting F-1 or J-1 visa status must submit evidence of adequate financial support to cover the costs of one year of study at Iowa.
After we receive your application, we will send you a HawkID and password to access our Iowa Student Information System to check the status of your application and conduct other business with the university.