International Students

Complete the online application, then send all supporting materials to:

Graduate Office
Department of Chemistry
Chemistry Building Room C131
Indiana University
800 E Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7102
Phone: (812) 855-2069; (800) 227-2158 (US only)
Fax: (812) 855-8385

We will process your application only after the online application has been submitted and supporting materials are received.  Online international student applications and supporting documents must be submitted no later than December 1 in order for your application to be considered for fall admissions.  This is due to stringent document processing deadlines.

English Proficiency

All non-native English speakers who wish to be considered for financial aid of any type must demonstrate sufficient English proficiency by earning a score of at least 600 (paper test) or 250 (computer test) on the TOEFL.

To be eligible for a teaching assistantship, it is imperative that international students whose native language is not English demonstrate competency in written and spoken English.Therefore, we strongly recommend that you take the Test of Spoken English (TSE) examination as well as the TOEFL.

Financial Aid

Each year, the Chemistry Department is able to offer financial aid in the form of a tuition remission and monthly stipend to several international students.Students earn their financial aid by serving as either teaching or research assistants. Competition for these packages is extremely fierce and excellent spoken English skills are essential.In a typical year, only a few applicants from a pool of 200-300 international students receive financial aid. If you are admitted to the program, your acceptance letter will describe in detail any financial award the department is able to make.

Office of International Admissions

The Office of International Admissions also provides information on the application process for international graduate students.This advice will assist you greatly in the application process.