Choose two intensive classes of your choice. Students can earn up to seven (7) units of credit at our International Summer Study programme from Washington University in St. Louis
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The program includes seminars on how to interview and write successful applications, tours of graduate and professional schools on-campus and one on one meetings with admissions officers and faculty members.
Social activities and excursions are scheduled in the evenings and on weekends so that participants can relax, explore and have fun.
Students arrive on a Friday in July and have a weekend orientation before beginning their five-week program. During the orientation they meet their American “buddy” – another summer student who serves as a friend and resource during their time in St. Louis. Students attend classes every day Monday-Friday and have evenings and weekends free for study, workshops, social activities and excursions. Workshops equip students to be successful applicants to graduate programs in the United States. Social activities include dinners, a baseball game, visits to museums and amusement parks, cooking lessons, and a trip to an organic farm. Students live on campus in comfortable university residence halls and have free access to public transportation. They can eat in campus and neighborhood restaurants using the campus meal card, provided as part of the program fee. Meals can also be cooked in the residence hall kitchens.
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Washington University in St. Louis also accepts the following ELT exams: CAE, CPE, and the DuoLingo English Test.
TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE, or Duolingo English Test is a requirement of all international students for whom English is a second language.
The Duolingo English Test can be taken online at any time. The exam requires the Google Chrome browser and a self-facing camera and microphone. The testing session is recorded and verified by a Duolingo proctor, and the results are available within 48 hours.
Application Fee: $50
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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