International Graduate Applicants

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Step 1: Complete the IU Graduate Application

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Application Fee:     $70

Please note, the Office of International Services no longer accepts payments in the form of a check or money order. The application fee must be paid online via credit card or PayPal.

Step 2: Complete the JSoM Supplemental Application

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Application Fee:     $95

Step 3: Send Academic Records to the Office of International Services

Send your academic records to the Office of International Services.
  • Official academic records in the original language from every postsecondary school you have attended.
  • Please note, if the original document is not in English, you must also provide an official translated copy with line by line English translation.

        IU Office of International Services    
        400 East 7th Street, Rm 221
        Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

Step 4: Send Supporting Documentation to JSoM

Send the following materials to the Jacobs School of Music:
  • TOEFL Score (Test of English as Foreign Language) - If your native language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL score demonstrating your level of English proficiency by March 1, 2020.
    • Minimum TOEFL score for BM and MM is 84 (internet), 223 (computer), 560 (paper).
    • Minimum TOEFL score for PD and AD is 65 (internet), 183 (computer), 510 (paper).
    • Minimum TOEFL score for DM is 100 (internet), 250 (computer), 600 (paper).

NOTE:  DM Piano applicants and all Voice, Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting, and Music Education applicants requiring the TOEFL must submit their scores by December 1, 2019.

  • GRE Scores, if applicable. This is only required for the following graduate programs: Music Education, Music Theory, and Musicology.

Prescreen & Audition Information

  • Select instrument areas and departments require prescreen. Refer here for a list of those areas and their repertoire/ portfolio requirements.
  • Prescreening recordings/ portolios must be submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.
  • Prescreen decisions will be sent via email in January.
Audition/ Interview
  • Audition Dates:
    •   January 17-18, 2020
    •   February 7-8, 2020
    •   March 6-7, 2020
  • For a list of audition repertoire requirements, click here.
  • On-campus audition schedules and details will be sent via email no later than 30 days prior to your selected audition weekend.

After Admission

Documentation of Funding

After admission, international applicants are required to submit documents to the Office of International Services to prove that you have the financial means to support yourself for a full calendar year, including tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Your financial documents are not related to your admission decision. However, OIS cannot issue you an immigration document until you have provided sufficient evidence of financial support. We encourage you to submit your financial documents as soon as possible. We will be able to finalize your application and process your necessary immigration documents sooner.