Admissions Requirements

Admission to Niagara University is on a rolling basis. It is recommended that  you apply  sooner rather than later to allow adequate time for processing and immigration paperwork to be completed. Please visit the Niagara University Application page for links to various online application forms.

Please note there is no application fee for undergraduate international students and a $30 US application fee for graduate international students.

Academic Requirements

Official transcripts of academic work and completion certificates from each secondary school and university attended. If transcripts are not in English, all transcripts must be sent to Niagara University via  World Education Services, or WES. The 'Course by Course Report' evaluation is needed at a minimum.

Non-native English speakers must verify their proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper exam) is required for admission. Students may take the TOEFL PBT (at least 550 score) until it is discontinued in their area and submit the scores for two years after the test date. Niagara University will also accept Internet-based TOEFL (at least 79-80 score) or the International English Language Testing System, or IELTS  (at least 6.0 band).

The University will waive this requirement for applicants working with an accredited language program affiliated with Niagara University. Embassy English is our affiliated program.

Students meeting the admission requirements will also need to provide a writing sample and a conversation evaluation before classes begin. Additional English language courses are required unless students satisfy the criteria of the written and spoken evaluation.

In order to demonstrate your English writing abilities, write an essay or statement. This statement should be roughly 250 words in length and should discuss why you have chosen your major, or why you are considering Niagara University.

All student should be prepared to provide financial documentation for immigration purposes.


If you have successfully completed your high school degree (12 years of primary and secondary education) or equivilent, you are considered an undergraduate student at NU.


If you have successfully completed a degree equivalent to the baccalaureate degree in the United States, you are considered to be a graduate student at NU.

All graduate applicants must submit GRE or GMAT scores. This requirement may be waived by the Dean of the target College in special circumstances.