Coronavirus Updates

Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students are not eligible for student visas. Admission to Chicago Booth does not guarantee non-immigrant status in the United States. Please see your nearest US Embassy if you have questions about your status.

An international applicant is anyone who is not a United States citizen or a permanent resident in the United States at the time of application to Chicago Booth. International students follow the same application process as US-based students, but with a few additional requirements. Here’s what you need to know.

Academic Requirements

All international applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. In light of the Bologna Accord, Chicago Booth also accepts candidates with three-year international degrees.

English Language Examinations

If English is not your native language, you’ll need to submit proof of English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

This requirement can be waived if you:

  • Are a citizen or permanent resident of a country where English is an official language
  • Have earned an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction
  • Have been living and working full time in the United States for two or more years

Please note this exemption in the application.

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