For a comprehensive list of international admission requirements, please visit the page that best describes the program to which you are applying.
Roosevelt accepts international students each Fall and Spring semester, except when applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
|Start-Term||Students Applying from Overseas||Students Applying within U.S. or Canada|
|Fall Semester (non-CCPA and non-Pharmacy)||June 1||August 1|
|Spring Semester (non-CCPA and non-Pharmacy)||October 15||December 1|
|Summer Semester (non-CCPA)||March 1||April 15|
|Chicago College of Performing Arts (Fall Semester Only)||January 15||January 15|
All individuals who have completed an education outside the United States are required to meet the University's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Students can be admitted without showing proof of English proficiency, but must do so before they can register for classes.
All students who have completed coursework outside the United States are required to submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation.
International students who wish to study as an F-1 Student must submit the following additional documents in order to receive a Form I-20:
Up-to-date tuition and fee information can be found on our website. All other living expenses (housing, books, supplies, insurance, personal items) are estimated at $17,000 per year. If the student will have a financial sponsor, the student's sponsor should complete the Affidavit of Support and submit it with an official bank statement.
If you have received a scholarship, you may use this to show part of your funding. To learn more about Roosevelt scholarship opportunities, please visit our scholarship page.
Students will not receive their I-20 until they have paid their $200 deposit. Students should expect to receive their I-20 digitally within one week after they submit all required documents and pay their deposit.
We encourage you to submit all documents when you apply. However, we will review you application without your financial and immigration documents. These documents are required to issue your Form I-20 if you are admitted; they are not required to make an admission decision.
All international students should show proof of their current status in the U.S. We use this information to show why you did not need F-1 student status. If you are in the U.S. in a different immigration status, you are not required to show funding. If you want to change your status, you must show funding.
If you are not a U.S. Citizen, nor a Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder), you are considered to be an international student. International students are considered to be non-immigrants and non-residents. Therefore, international students are not eligible for U.S. Federal or State financial aid.
International students and students with academic credentials from institutions outside of the United States must meet the same Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) admission requirements as students who have completed their pre-pharmacy coursework at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
If you are an international applicant who wishes to study and obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Roosevelt University, depending on your visa status you may have to submit additional documentation.
If you are already in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 student visa status at another institution, please submit:
If you are outside the U.S. and need to obtain a Form I-20 in order to apply for a F-1 visa, please submit:
After your application is approved, you will be granted admission and receive a Form I-20. With your letter of admission and Form I-20, you will be able to apply for an F-1 student visa at the American Embassy or Consulate in order to enter the U.S. to study at Roosevelt University.
If you are already in the U.S. on any other kind of visa types, except F-1 and J-1, please submit:
Assistant Director of International Programs
Telephone: (312) 281-3252
International students who wish to participate in the exchange between Roosevelt and their home institution should complete the Exchange Student Application. A recommendation from your university is required to participate in university exchanges; if you have not done so, please contact the exchange coordinator at your home institution
You should upload the following documents as part of your application:
Please contact the Office of International Programs at email@example.com if you have any questions.