Each year, Kellogg receives applications from candidates in over 90 countries. International applicants must have a college-level education equivalent to a four-year baccalaureate degree from the United States. Applicants who are part of an international educational system where three-year undergraduate programs are the norm (e.g., India, United Kingdom) are eligible to apply. Many of our applicants from India have also completed a 16th year of education in a master’s program, but this is not a requirement.
International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the Round 1 deadline (Sept. 24, 2014) or Round 2 deadline (Jan. 7, 2015).
The visa application process generally requires two months. International applicants must ensure their name on the application is exactly the same as the name on their passport. Any discrepancy will result in a delay in our ability to process the I-20 form, which is required to obtain a visa. Requesting a name change on the application to match the passport after the application is submitted will result in visa processing delays.
International students whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL exam unless they qualify for a TOEFL exemption. To review the exemption policy, please refer to the TOEFL section under Application Components.