International Admissions

Pursue Your Studies at Wilkes

Wilkes University offers international students an outstanding opportunity to join a community of scholars and become immersed in American culture. With more than 100 programs, expert faculty to mentor you and frequent hands-on research opportunities, Wilkes can open the door to endless opportunities.

Where is Wilkes?

Located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a city of about 40,000 people, Wilkes is in walking distance of a movie theatre, stores, restaurants, banks and businesses to keep you busy and serve your needs away from home.

Get to Know Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes students in the city
Top 10%

among private colleges and universities nationwide in total degrees conferred each year


in the nation for economic value by The Economist


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Why Wilkes?

Wilkes University is a nationally-ranked research institution with an abundance of hands-on research opportunities. You will find yourself in a community of like-minded peers with a variety of backgrounds, interests and cultures who can attest to the value of a Wilkes Education.

Meet Mingzhu | China

Mingzhu Yue graduated with three degrees, completed multiple internships and earned prestigious awards for her undergraduate research in hospitality leadership at Wilkes.

Meet Juan | Argentina

Juan Astegiano became the first Wilkes student to win the Outstanding Position Paper award from the Model United Nations Committee in New York.

Meet Simon | People's Republic of China

Chengyu “Simon” Chu was selected to participate in Carnegie Mellon University’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Engineering program worked on the DARPA-funded Wyvern programming language with Dr. Jonathan Aldrich.

In my time at Wilkes I’ve met so many great friends and professors. It’s the people that matter.


Important Resources

Admissions Checklist

Let us help you navigate the admissions process. Review deadlines, required documents and more as you take the next steps toward a Wilkes education.

Review Admissions Requirements

Tuition & Scholarships

Get a breakdown of tuition at Wilkes and potential scholarship opportunities you may be eligible to utilize.

Find Scholarship Opportunities

Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement provides cultural, social and academic support for our international students on campus. The office will also assist you in getting your Form I-20 once admitted to Wilkes.

More About Global Engagement

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Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program at Wilkes University will immerse you in the study of English language and American culture to help prepare you for university studies. Our program has been recognized as one of the best in the U.S. and is a member of UCIEP.

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