International application process
Step 1: Ensure you meet general admission requirements
Step 2: Complete a graduate admissions application
Step 3: Submit any additional materials
Step 4: Check your application and admission status
Step 5: Upload financial support documents (I-20 processing)
College of Nursing Applicants
For applicants who are interested in receiving a graduate degree in Nursing from Michigan’s premiere research institution, please apply through the AACN-operated universal application system NursingCAS. Applicants are not required to submit a separate WSU application.
Admission and support for displaced students in Ukraine
Wayne State University will make admissions exceptions for displaced undergraduate and graduate students from Ukraine.
WSU will assist any student in Ukraine who wants to enroll in or transfer to the university. We have removed barriers to enrollment and displaced students will not be required to submit official transcripts or documents at this time.
Wayne State will accept unofficial documents and work with students individually based on their unique circumstances. This policy will help displaced students continue on a degree-seeking path with less interruption in their studies.
Students who have questions about this temporary process or want to begin their application can email Director of Graduate Admissions Sherry Quinn at email@example.com for personal assistance.
International bachelor's degree requirements
International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. Some three-year general degrees (from Canada, India, Pakistan, France, Lebanon, etc.) may not be equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree. However, if you have completed an honors degree, additional undergraduate coursework beyond the three-year bachelor's degree, or a graduate degree, you may be considered for admission.
If you are applying to a master's program, your minimum undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework. If you are applying to a doctoral program, your minimum undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.
All materials submitted during the application process become the property of the university and will not be returned.
Submit your transcript(s)
To begin the application review, upload unofficial copies of English-translated international transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions from which you earned a bachelor's degree or higher, including Mark Sheets, if applicable. If you are admitted, you must submit an official course-by-course academic evaluation of your completed bachelor's degree.
Demonstrate English proficiency
Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum requirements. You are required to submit an official qualifying score meeting minimum Graduate School requirements. Send official test scores to Wayne State University Graduate Admissions, using the school code 1898.
To begin the application review, upload an unofficial copy of your English proficiency test score(s). Once admitted, an official test score must be submitted to Graduate Admissions.
Scholarships and fellowships
Now's the time to explore the funding opportunities available to you.
Even though you have submitted the application online, your application may be considered incomplete by your program of interest if additional materials have not been submitted or standards not met. These may include a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation, GPA and/or English-proficiency standards that are higher than the university's minimum requirements. Contact your program of interest for specific requirements.
Your program may require you to have other types of official test scores (such as GRE, GMAT, etc.) sent directly to WSU. Test scores must be received directly from the agency administering the test. To expedite the processing and review of your application, you may upload an unofficial (copy) report, while waiting for the official to be received and processed. If needed, the Wayne State University school code is 1898.
You can check the status of your application by logging in to your WSU application account. Forgot your login credentials? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for password reset instructions.
Your application will be considered, and an admission decision can be made without proof of financial support. However, an I-20 will not be processed by the Office of International Students and Scholars until we have proof of your financial ability to study at Wayne State University.
Please upload proof of financial support documents (bank statement and financial affidavit of support) or proof of fellowship, assistantship, or scholarship support from your academic program to your application.
You may check the status of your I-20 with the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), which oversees the I-20 process. Any questions about your I-20 should be directed to OISS at email@example.com.