About Schiller International University
Founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht, Schiller International University was created as a private American University dedicated to the active development and encouragement of international understanding. As a philosophy professor in the United States, Dr. Leibrecht was so impressed with the personalized instruction in the American college system that he sought to create something similar back in Europe. The realization of this concept was Schiller International University, named after German writer and human rights advocate Friedrich Schiller and established in a 16th century castle in Ingersheim, Germany with 35 students enrolled.
This exciting global growth trend has continued and to date, Schiller International University has educated more than 20,000 students from more than 100 countries across its campuses in the United States, France, Germany, and Spain.
International Student Admissions Requirements
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
Schiller International University receives applications from almost every country in the world, representing a great variety of educational systems.
Admission to Schiller International University (SIU) is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend SIU can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online from our website at www.schiller.edu. All students must submit a completed application and a nonrefundable application fee. SIU is required to have official documentation that certifies that the applicant has completed the equivalent of an American high school education and is prepared to undertake university-level work in English.
Although there is no application deadline, SIU strongly advises applicants who require visas to apply at least four (4) months before the beginning of the term for which they wish to enroll. International students are also subject to a $60 courier fee for processing and delivery of student visa documentation.
International applicants who are granted a visa to attend SIU must commit to an enrollment of at least two academic semesters (eight months) of continuous enrollment in order to be admitted to SIU. If an international student withdraws or transfers prior to the completion of the minimum two semesters (eight months), the tuition and fees are non-refundable.
International students must complete the following steps prior to enrollment:
· Proof of successful completion of secondary education
· Proof of financial support
· Advance deposit of tuition and fees
Schiller International University has an Evidence of English fluency requirement for both Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions entry. This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction. This requirement can be satisfied by providing official documentation of scores achieved for one of the following English language proficiency examinations. Students must have their official scores sent directly to the Admissions Office of SIU. Tests must be less than two years old from date of enrollment.
· TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 (written version) or 61 (internet version). SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.
· IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or better.
· CAMBRIDGE FCE (First Certificate in English) grade of “B” (B2 level) or higher – Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) preferred.
· TOEIC (Test Of English for International Communication) score of at least 600.
International Scholarship Undergraduate/Graduate
This Scholarship is available to selected Undergraduate/Graduate applicants with a GPA from their previous education of 2.50 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Additional criteria include cultural and social activities, volunteer work, contribution to society, and/or sport activities.
All Undergraduate/Graduate applicants with a GPA from previous education at 2.50 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Continued eligibility is subject to maintaining an overall high level of academic performance by maintaining a minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA for Undergraduate and 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher for Graduate students at the end of each respective semester.
Undergraduate: $1000.00 (€800) per semester (12 credits) to be applied at the end of the semester upon successful completion.Graduate: $1300.00 (€1040) per semester (12 credits) to be applied at the end of the semester upon successful completion.
Students do not need to re-apply for this scholarship; eligibility is assessed automatically after completion of each 12 credits. If the GPA falls below 2.50/3.00 (on a 4.0 scale), you will not be eligible to reapply until the cumulative GPA meets the minimum standards at the end of the semester. Must provide proof of cultural and social activities, volunteer work, contributions to society, and/or sport activities.
Schiller International University has campuses on two continents in five countries. Each offers its own unique experiences to students. Click on each campus for more specific information.
Largo, Florida – United States
Heidelberg – Germany
Madrid – Spain
Paris – France