Information for International Students.


International Students

We invite you to join Drew’s international community of global citizen students from dozens of countries around the world.

The idea of studying in another country is exciting. We know that it also might feel overwhelming, but we are here to help you through the process.  Much of the information you’ll need is here, but never hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more support.

Supplemental Application Requirements

Provide Supporting Application Materials

In addition to submitting all specific program application materials, international students need to provide additional documents that that will help evaluate your candidacy for admission.

  • English Language Proficiency
    The English language proficiency test is required for all international applicants. Scores no older than two years are accepted. Specific English proficiency test requirements can be found on the academic pages for the desired degree. Drew accepts TOEFL, IELTS or PTEA. Applicants that have completed at least one year of full time study at an accredited College or University in a country where English is the primary language of instruction may request a waiver. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants that come from any of these listed countries.

    • TOEFL test takers Use Code 2193, Department 21
  • TOEFL Waiver
    Applicants that have completed a previous degree at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction may request a waiver after submitting an application. Please contact for the form.
  • Transcript Evaluation
    Applicants are encouraged to have international transcripts evaluated from a NACES member credential evaluation service organization. See a complete list of members.

Summer English Language Program

Next Steps After You’ve Been Admitted

Getting to Drew University from Airports

For driving directions and additional information about public transportation, please see campus maps and directions.

From Newark Airport

Taking a taxi is the easiest way to get from the airport to Drew University. On the baggage claim level there is a station for taxis. Terry’s Taxi offers a taxi service to Drew University from Newark (about $45 plus $8.25 for tip and $1.00 for each piece of luggage). Please make prior arrangements (Toll-free number in the US is 1-973-334-5100).

If you can’t make prior arrangements there are usually plenty of other taxis at the airport, but the fare may be higher. Make sure you agree with the taxi driver on the fare, plus tolls, before you leave the airport. If you don’t have much baggage, you can also take the AirTrain Newark Train from the Newark Liberty Airport to Secaucus Station and then change trains to New Jersey Transit Dover line. The NJ Transit Dover line goes to a station in Madison, NJ, which is just a few minutes' walk from campus.

From J.F.K. Airport

It is also possible to get to Drew from JFK airport by taxi. Airport Express Taxi offers services to Drew for $105 plus $15.75 tip and $1.00 per bag. Please make prior arrangements. (Toll-free number in the U.S. is 1-888-566-6665/outside the U.S. is 1-973-701-7884.)

There is also an area for taxis in case you could not make prior arrangements. These fares could be as high as $130.00 plus a 15% tip and tolls ($16). Make sure to arrange the price before you leave in the taxi. Most taxi drivers only take U.S. dollars, not credit cards or traveler checks. You can also get to Drew by public transit. Take the AirTrain to the Howard Beach/JFK Subway stop for the A Train. Take the A train ($2.75) to Penn Station.

From La Guardia Airport

Taking a taxi is the easiest way to get to Drew University. The taxis can be found on the baggage claim level. Airport Express Taxi offers a taxi service to Drew University from La Guardia for about $95 plus a $14.25 tip and about $16 in tolls. Please make prior arrangements with the company (Toll-free number in the 1-888-566-6665/outside the U.S. is 1-973-701-7884). If you didn’t make arrangements beforehand you can usually still get a taxi, but the fare could be as high as $150.00 plus a 15% tip. Make sure to arrange the price before you get in the taxi.