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Clark is home to an exceptionally diverse community of students. Our undergraduates hail from countries across the globe, but all have one thing in common: a desire to challenge convention and change our world.

We are a community of many voices and ideas, and we are global to the core, welcoming students, faculty, and scholars from more than 80 countries. We are proud of the contributions and accomplishments of our international students, and our common understanding is broadened by the array of perspectives they bring to our campus.

We invite you to explore our admissions requirements, academic offerings, and our beautiful home in the heart of New England.

If English is not your native language, then please read our English Language Proficiency requirements below.

Please note that if you intend to apply for financial assistance, you must submit your financial aid application at the same time as your admissions application. Read more about financial assistance for international students.

If English is not your native language, you will need to submit an official TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS  score report. We will consider your English proficiency holistically, based on your scores, transcript, essay, and letters of recommendation. While we do not have minimum scores for any test, below is a general indicator of minimum English proficiency for study at Clark, not a guarantee of admission to Clark.

  • TOEFL iBT: 85 overall, sub-score minimum of 20, or
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, sub-score minimum of 6, or
  • Duolingo: 120 overall, sub-score minimum of 100
  • PTE: 61 overall with no band below 55

We strongly encourage all applicants to sit for an interview. This is especially important for applicants who do not speak English as a native language. Test scores only tell us so much; we want to give you the opportunity to tell your own story. Your options for an interview are:

If we determine that you are academically qualified to attend Clark, but could use additional language support, we will refer you to our English for Academic Success Program or Undergraduate Pathway Programs. Depending on your level of English proficiency, you would spend between one and four semesters in this program before joining the undergraduate degree program. You would not need to take the TOEFL or IELTS again after finishing the program.

If you have any questions, email your admissions counselor.

Clark University awards advanced standing credit for certain academic work completed prior to enrollment at Clark. This includes Advanced Placement (AP), British A-Level, and the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Other international programs may qualify for advanced standing credit from Clark include the Ontario 13th Year, the Quebec CEGEP, the German ABITUR, the Swiss MATURA and Italian MATURITA, the French or Moroccan Baccalaureate, and the CAPE Diploma. Others are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions regarding advanced standing credit, you may contact the Academic Advising Office.

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American Language and Culture Institute

Clark’s American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) offers multiple programs for international students to meet their English language learning goals, either concurrently with or in preparation for degree-seeking coursework.

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Clark International Students

We Are Many. We Are One.

Clark University is global in both reach and spirit. Meet Jose Castillo Montenegro of Chile, who explains what it’s like to be an international student at Clark.


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Undergraduate Admissions Office
Office Hours
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

    Selected Saturdays in the Fall and Spring