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Office of Global Engagement
Phone: +1 (973)-655-6862

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – June 1
Spring Semester – November 1


Montclair State University
Office of Global Engagement
Cole Hall, Suite 148
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043


Founded in 1908, Montclair State University is a comprehensive four-year public research university that offers all the advantages of a large university: a wide range of excellent degree programs, a diverse faculty and student body combined with attention to the individual student. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 19 kilometers from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

  • Total Students: 21,000
  • Faculty: Total 1,275
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
  • Average class size is 25 students

Degrees/Certificates Offered

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral
  • Over 300 majors available
  • For a listing of all programs please click here.

Student Housing Options

Montclair State University on-campus housing offers a variety of living style options. Facilities include traditional double-loaded corridors and suite-style arrangements as well as apartment communities. Each residence hall is self-contained with its own lounges, recreation areas, study rooms, and a variety of services. Each student’s room is equipped with the basic amenities: beds, dressers, closets, desks, chairs and draperies. Several of the facilities also house Living Learning Communities for students who share common interests. No matter where you choose to reside, you’ll be living in a place filled with plenty of interesting people, events, and activities, where life-long relationships are made.

Admission Requirements for International Freshman Applicants

If you are still completing a high school or secondary school education, or have completed high school or secondary school and not taken a college or university course, you may apply for admission as an undergraduate freshman.

  • Completed Online Application
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (if required) International students must show proof of English Language Proficiency as outlined below. Students must submit one of the following as proof:
  • Transcripts
    • Upload academic records from all secondary schools attended. If your transcripts, diploma, or any other academic documents are not in English, you MUST include an official English translation. Include any exam scores such as IB, AP, CAPE, IGCSE/A levels, 10th +12th, etc.
  • Personal Statement/Essay and Resume/List of Co-Curricular Activities
    • Complete and upload your Personal Statement/Essay
    • This is also where you will be able to upload your optional resume/list of co-curricular activities and any other supplemental materials.

Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate International Transfer Applicants

If you are taking or have taken a college or university course after graduation from high school, you may apply for admission as a transfer student.

  • Completed Online Application
  • English Proficiency (if required) International students must show proof of English Language Proficiency as outlined below. Students must submit one of the following as proof:
  • Academic Evaluation and Transcripts
    • Transfer students must submit a course-by-course NACES-approved evaluation of all college-level work taken outside the U.S.
    • Official transcripts of coursework taken at any U.S. university should be sent electronically from the university.
    • The high school transcript requirement is waived for applicants who have completed an associate’s degree or have completed 60 or more college-level credits at a four year institution.
  • Personal Statement/Essay and Resume/List of Co-Curricular Activities
    • Essays are optional for most transfer applicants, however, certain majors require students to submit specific essay(s). You can view majors that require essays and their essay prompts here .
    • This is also where you will be able to upload your optional resume/list of co-curricular activities and any other supplemental materials.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

To apply as a graduate international student, applicants should follow the steps listed below:

  • Completed online Graduate application
  • English Language Proficiency:
    • Applicants who have earned their undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction will be required to submit proof of English proficiency.
      • TOEFL: 83
      • IELTS: 6.5
      • Duolingo: 105
    • TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy

Visa Categories Offered

F and J

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

  • The cost of attendance for international students at Montclair State University will vary depending on your program level.
  • For more information about cost of attendance see page 3 of the Application for I-20/DS-2019

Types of Financial Assistance

  • Presidential Scholarship – Montclair State offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for international high achieving incoming first-time freshmen. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive. Individual amounts vary and are awarded based on your high school achievement including, but not limited to, your unweighted high school GPA, class rank, standardized exams (if submitted) and your international residency status.
  • Graduate Assistantship – A waiver of tuition, plus a ten-month stipend in return for working an average of 20 hours per week.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Montclair State University gives its students an educational and social experience unlike any other. When you visit our campus, you’ll feel an energy that keeps our students excited and motivated both inside and outside of the classroom. Based on the wide array of events and on-campus resources, including our world-class performance theater, art galleries, cultural activities, athletic events, discounted tickets to shows and events in NYC and the surrounding area, the recreation center and diner, our students always have an abundance of options right at their fingertips.

Check out our Red Hawk Life!