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In addition to the first-year application process, international (non-immigrant) students must provide proof of English proficiency and financial documentation. Please expand the menus below for more details.

International students transferring from a university or other institution of higher education should follow the transfer application process.

Proof of English Proficiency

International applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency through one of the following exams:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):  Recommended score of 90 with no sub-score below 20
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Recommended score of 7.0 with no band below 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: Recommended score of 125
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): Recommended score of 61

WPI Undergraduate Admissions will also consider Initialview or Vericant interviews if submitted. These interviews are optional and serve as a supplement to one of the exams mentioned above, but alone they do not satisfy our English proficiency requirement.

Citizens of an English speaking country who attended an English speaking high school for four years may be exempt. Contact the Office of Admissions for more details. 

Financial Documentation

If you do not apply for financial aid and enroll at WPI, you must submit the WPI International Certification of Finances ( form.

International first-year students applying for financial aid must submit the CSS PROFILE application by the admissions deadline.  Learn more on financing your education.

International transfer applicants are not eligible for financial aid and must show the ability to cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses.

International Transfer Applicants

International students transferring from a university or other institution of higher education should follow the transfer application process.

International Scholarships

WPI offers competitive academic merit-based scholarships to first-year and transfer applicants based on academic performance, leadership experience, extracurricular involvement, and community service.  In addition to these opportunities, we are proud to offer up to two WPI International Leadership Awards per year to incoming first-year international students (non-citizens) who have demonstrated commitment to WPI’s values of achievement, innovation, community, respect, and inclusion. The WPI International Leadership Award is a secondary scholarship that meets the student’s full demonstrated financial need for tuition and fees once all other merit-based and need-based scholarships are assessed.  The WPI International Leadership Award Scholarship package will also include an additional $12,000 Housing Allowance.  

All accepted students will be considered for this scholarship and there is not a separate application process.  Students selected for this scholarship will be notified no later than mid-April by email.  Students who receive this scholarship must make their enrollment decision by May 1 to retain the award. 

Enrolling at another institution or formally declining WPI’s offer of admission will, as with any other scholarship, void the offer of the award.  Awardees interested in deferring their enrollment should read the deferral terms.

Financial Assistance

WPI offers limited financial assistance to international (non-immigrant) students. Financial assistance is offered to international students who enter WPI as first-year students. Beginning with students admitted for Fall 2024, assistance will also be available to international transfer students.

Learn more about how you can finance your education as an international student here.

See  instructions on how to apply, or start your application now!