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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.

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

Personal interviews in support of your application are available on-campus and in a limited number of cities around the world. Learn more here.

In addition to the regular application process, international (non-immigrant) students must meet certain standards, including proof of English proficiency and financial documentation, to join WPI. Undergraduate applicants must show high scholastic achievement, with above-average academic performance in their secondary or high school studies, and on national examinations where such examinations are administered.

  • 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
    • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): Recommended score of 61


    Additionally, WPI Undergraduate Admissions accepts Initialview interviews, Vericant interviews, and Duolingo English Test results as a supplemental form of English proficiency. 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. 

    Special Note for applicants applying for Fall 2021: For students applying for Fall 2021, WPI is also accepting the TOEFL At Home Test, IELTS Indicator, and TOEFL ITP Plus due to coronavirus testing restrictions.  For the ITP Plus, WPI recommends a score of 575+.

  • 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. You must show a minimum family contribution of $22,000 per year to cover all living and travel expenses. 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.