Long Island University
In its ninth decade of providing access to the American dream through excellence in higher education, Long Island University (LIU) is a multi campus, diverse, doctoral institution of higher learning. One of the largest and most comprehensive private universities in the country, LIU offers more than 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, and educates more than 23,000* students in degree-credit and continuing education programs in Brooklyn, Brookville (LIU Post), Brentwood, Riverhead, and Rockland and Westchester (LIU Hudson). Other academic units include LIU Pharmacy (the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), which prepares students for successful careers in the fields of pharmacy and health care, and LIU Global, which provides a wide range of study abroad options at overseas centers in China and Costa Rica, as well as through programs in Australia, India, South Africa, Taiwan, and Thailand. LIU’s 581 full-time faculty members provide outstanding instruction, which is supplemented by internships and cooperative education opportunities. The accomplishments of more than 194,000 living alumni are a testament to the success of the university’s mission to promote the highest level of education to people from all walks of life. The institution also provides enrichment for students and the community through world-class arts programming at LIU Tilles Center, NCAA Division I and II athletic teams, and the nationally renowned George Polk Awards in journalism.
Long Island University was founded on the principle of educating and empowering men and women from all walks of life. Through our mission of Access and Excellence, the LIU community remains committed, above all else, to the educational needs and interests of our diverse student body. We strive to cultivate and expand academic, professional, artistic and co-curricular opportunities, enabling students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous and socially responsible global citizens.
Brooklyn is one of the hottest neighborhoods in New York City, and LIU Brooklyn is right in the heart of it all—located steps away from the Barclays Center and the hip restaurants, cafés, and boutiques of Fort Greene. Our beautifully landscaped 11-acre campus—ranked the third-safest in the nation and the safest in New York City by The Daily Beast—offers easy access to the rich professional opportunities and resources of Manhattan. Our students have intern at top companies—from Marvel Comics to The New York Stock Exchange to NBC Universal.
Participate in LIU’s English Language Institute, a program for non-native English speakers that helps you meet university requirements, and develop your skills in conversation, reading, writing, and grammar. LIU provides free tutoring in all areas of study, and ongoing English language support after you complete the program.
International student application guidelines
If you are applying for a bachelor or master programme, this information will help you to do it correctly.
Check admission requirements
Send electronic application to the IUBH
Receive acceptance form & transfer deposit to reserve study place
Receive offer letter & tuition contract
Apply for visa
Receive confirmation of enrolment in the IUBH
Postgraduate Programmes (e.g. Master)
Bachelor from a recognized university plus IELTS of 6.0.
IUBH also accepts a wide range of other accepted English tests:
A detailed overview with needed score levels you’ll find here.
For further questions please contact our International Admission Team for details.
For business graduates the duration of the programme is 4 semesters (2 years). For non-business graduates the duration is 5 semesters (2.5 years).
Direct entry into 6-semesters bachelor programme:
IELTS of 6.0 (or other accepted tests, please ask our International Admission Team) plus higher Secondary School leaving certificate with scores in the top 30% of your academic year plus either:
SAT (Standardized Test for College Admission) > 1,400 Pts or
ACT (American College Testing) > 20 points or
Pass the IUBH entry test in one of our partner´s offices.
Please contact our International Admission Team for details.
Entry via our Foundation Programmes:
If you do not yet qualify for a direct entry in our bachelor programme – or you want a solid preparation for your studies at the IUBH – you are very welcome to participate in one of the following programmes:
Regular Track: 5 months foundation programme
– Starting dates April 15th & October 15th
Intensive Track: 10 months foundation programme to ensure success
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