How to Apply

Graduate application & admissions

Thank you for your interest in a graduate program in the Department of French and Italian at Indiana University Bloomington. Here, you will find listed all of the necessary materials to apply to a program.

Please note that no separate application is required to be considered for the financial assistance of an associate instructorship (teaching assistantship) or other department fellowship opportunities. However, associate instructor positions are generally not offered to new students who begin their studies in the spring semester. Such students are welcome to submit their application for an associate instructor position for the following fall semester. Offers of financial support (including associate instructor positions) are not generally made to students pursuing the M.A. in French Instruction. All students who accept an associate instructor position must attend the Associate Instructor Orientation Session at the beginning of the academic year.

Application deadlines

  • December 1, 2024: International student applications due for Fall 2025 (August)
  • January 15, 2025: Domestic applications due for Fall 2025 (August)

Please note

Many supporting documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters, and test scores can take some time to arrive, and may come after the deadline, resulting in incomplete applications. To be considered, one must have a completed file in our office by the stated deadline.

Items to be submitted to the department

Official Transcripts and/or diplomas are to be submitted from each postsecondary school you have attended. Unofficial transcripts may be used for preliminary review, but official transcripts are required to be formally admitted. Transcripts must be issued by the university directly to IU in order to be considered official.

In order to evaluate your speaking proficiency, we request that you email a short sample recorded in MP3 format to the graduate student services coordinator.

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Graduate Record Examination scores are optional. If you would like to submit your scores, they should be sent to the department directly by ETS using the institution code 1324 and department code 2603. Although the department does not require official test scores for admission, applicants may submit test scores as an additional data point that is commonly used across academic disciplines during evaluations for competitive university-wide Fellowships and Awards.

Items to be sent directly to the Office of International Admissions

Official transcripts and/or diplomas are to be submitted both in the original language and translated from every postsecondary school you have attended, whether or not you have obtained a degree. Original academic records should be sent to the Office of International Services, Indiana University, Ferguson International Center Room 100, 330 N. Eagleson Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7513. Photocopies are not accepted by the Office of International Services. For questions regarding official transcripts, please refer to the Office of International Services website.

This documentation need not be provided until AFTER accepting an offer of admission. Federal regulations require students to demonstrate that they have the financial resources to support themselves and any dependents during their first year of study in the United States. Your admission cannot be finalized, and your immigration document cannot be issued, without this information. Indiana University requires international students to submit financial documentation, which should be mailed to International Admissions. Financial support awarded by the department during the course of the admissions process may be used as evidence of financial support for the Office of International Admissions. A typical package of financial support from the department covers most of the amount required.

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We recommend that you contact the Graduate Student Services Coordinator at 812-855-1088 or at least one month prior to the application deadline to check on the status of your application, or to alert us to address changes after you submit your application.

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