International Students

International Students

Small school advantages.  Big world opportunities.

Step on to Drew’s campus and you will see why it is called “the Forest.” Here you’ll find interactive classes where professors know you by name and faculty mentors are your real-life Yoda.

Set in suburban New Jersey just 29 miles west of New York City, Drew offers one-of-a-kind semesters at the United Nations, on Wall Street, theatre, social entrepreneurship, in the contemporary art scene and about media and communications.

And the many corporate headquarters and research laboratories in our neighborhood sponsor academic internships which put our students on a path to success around the world.

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International Student & Scholar Services

Drew provides a special orientation program for international students, as well as individual advising and assistance with visa compliance issues. Learn more

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At Drew, we take a holistic approach to reviewing your application and consider many factors in our decision, including your high school grades, course of study, recommendations, essay, extracurricular involvement and test scores.


  • Apply Online via the Common App
  • $40 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Personal Statement*
  • Counselor, Teacher, IB Diploma Coordinator, Six Forum Advisor or Head Master recommendation*
  • Secondary School/High School Transcript
  • Signed Early Decision Agreement (ED applicants only)
  • Results from English Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS)
    May be waived on a case-by-case basis based on SAT/ACT scores or previous study.
  • Certification of Finances

* These items are included on the Common Application.

Minimum Admissions Requirements for Current High School Students

  • Secondary/high school diploma
  • In-country equivalent of 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (18 minimum subscores), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores) or completion of INTO Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C (language requirement may be waived on an individual basis based on SAT/ACT scores or previous study in English-speaking country.)
  • Submission of supporting documents for review

Do you need more English language preparation? Consider applying to INTO New York at Drew University.

Financial Aid And Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

International students can qualify for merit-based scholarships, which are based on previous academic achievement. These scholarships do not require any additional application so you’ll be automatically considered at the point of admission.

In addition to these merit scholarships, first-year students may also apply for the Civic Engagement Scholarship and the Drew Scholarship for the Arts. The Civic Engagement Scholarship rewards students for community service while the Drew Scholarship for the Arts is for students who excel in the arts and plan to be an active member of the art community at Drew.

Need-Based Financial Assistance

Limited need-based funds are available to international students who submit the International Student Financial Aid Application. Students are encouraged to apply early while maximum funds are available to offer.

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Introducing ZeeMee

At Drew, we know you are more than a collection of test scores and course grades. In an effort to “look a little deeper,” we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that can help you bring your application to life. Adding your ZeeMee to your application is as easy as copying your profile URL to the field available on the CommonApp. Including your ZeeMee profile is completely optional and know that the review of your application will not be delayed if you choose not to include a ZeeMee profile.

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Transfer Students

Drew welcomes Transfer students from around the world. In addition to submitting the materials listed above transfer students should also submit transcripts from all prior colleges and/or Universities.

International transfer applicants are required to provide an accurate conversion of previous college course work to United States course equivalencies. Many international transfer students use World Educational Services to provide these equivalencies. Be sure to always request the “course to course” evaluation report.

Remote Interview

Students located outside the United States and unable to visit campus can take advantage of a 30-minute optional interview with a Drew University admissions counselor via Skype.

Schedule a Skype Interview

Combined Degree Programs

Draw from the resources of not just one, but two great universities.

A Bachelor of Arts in engineering plus a Bachelor of Science in five years. A bachelor’s degree and law degree in six. How about a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Management in under 5 years. We offer you several combinations of degrees you can earn in combined degree programs—all at world-class schools.

Take one of these paths, and not only could you have both of your degrees earlier—and at lower cost—than otherwise, you’ll also have mentorship and resources from both universities along the entire way.

Explore Combined Degree Programs

INTO New York at Drew University

INTO New York at Drew University offers two innovative programs for international students who require additional academic preparation or English language support and who may not meet requirements for direct admission to Drew’s Bachelor of Arts program.

Learn More about the 2+2 Pathway Program Learn More about the Academic English Program