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Graduate Admission

*Not for domestic students who attended /graduated from an accredited U.S based institutions.

** This is a self-assessment tool for Distance Education applicants only. IGU requires to assess whether students have the skills, competencies, and access to technology necessary to succeed in a distance education environment prior to their enrolment in the program. The assessment tool can be found at

*** This is a 4-hr seminar/lecture mandatory for all IT certificate students, offered for free of charge.

For International Students


In addition to the above documents, the following is required:

  1. Copy of student’s passport (inside cover and signature page)

  2. Original or otherwise certified (notarized) copy of bank statement(s) showing that international student has adequate funds available to cover the cost of one (1) year of study in the USA. This amount is:

    For Graduate programs: $20,040.00


And, if the bank account statement is not in the student’s name, an Affidavit of Financial Support Form must be completed by the sponsor within 6 months of the time of the application.

3. For transfer-in students: Copy of passport, the I-94, and any previous I-20 forms are required at the time of application.

4. Evidence of English Proficiency (effective for applicants of the Summer 2017 quarter). Any test score submitted must not be older than 2 years.


                This may include a minimum,

  • TOEFL score of 70 (iBT) Or,

  • IELTS score of 5.5 Or,

  • iTEP score of 3.7 Or,

  • PTE score of 50 Or,

  • WAEC score of C6 or higher.


Note:  A student, who was admitted by any degree granting institution in the U.S.A is exempt from English proficiency requirement. 

A student, who successfully completed all levels of English training in a language school that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S dept of education, will be considered to have satisfied English proficiency.  Students who scored 3.5 on ITEP test might also be admitted upon written and verbal interview with a qualified ESL specialist at IGU. 


5. Official Transcript & U.S. Equivalency: All applicants must submit original official transcripts, or otherwise notarized or attested copies of transcripts, from all colleges or universities previously attended (whether or not a degree was earned).  Transcript for a degree earned outside of the U.S must be evaluated by a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The University recommends using (International Education Research Foundation, Inc.) IERF. For admission to all graduate programs, a bachelor transcript or its US equivalency is required.  For admission to all undergraduate programs, a high school diploma along with a transcript or its US equivalency is required.


  •   For a transfer student, who was once admitted by any an accredited degree granting institution in the U.S.A IGU does not require foreign credential evaluation as a part of the admission process. An original transcript from the U.S institution is needed to prove that student was admitted to a degree program and as well as to process transfer credit towards IGU. 


  1. I-20 Mailing Fee of $75-$100 (this fee is non-refundable, price varies by region) – required for I-20 forms mailed outside of the U.S.


  1. VISA Copy (F1-VISA holders must present their VISA upon arrival in the U.S. or upon transferring into the University)

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