Study in the World-Class City of Chicago
Robert Morris University Illinois has students and alumni from 30 countries around the world. The university is a partner with EducationUSA, a division within the U.S. State Department. RMU embodies the vision of the office of the U.S. Secretary of State, which promotes bilateral people-to-people communication.
- Robert Morris University is approved for foreign students by the U.S. Justice Department.
- The University is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students
- The university offers both Undergraduate and Graduate programs.
- Areas of study include Business, Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Health Studies, Graphic Design, and more. View a listing of RMU’s Academic Programs to learn more.
The University’s main campus is located in the heart of Chicago, and is within the city’s downtown education corridor. There are several advantages to attending school in an urban setting:
Transportation: Many transportation options are available in the city, allowing students to forgo owning a car.
Housing: The city provides a variety of housing options including student housing steps from RMU’s doors.
Cultural Experiences: A wealth of cultural opportunities are available for students to explore in Chicago.
Work Experience: The city provides numerous opportunities to integrate classroom learning with real workplace experiences.
Cuisine: A multitude of dining options are within walking distance of the campus.
Recreation: Numerous recreation and athletic venues are available for fun in the city.
International Admission to RMU
The following information will assist you in applying for a student visa to our university:
Please note: all the following documents (with the exception of the online application) must be submitted at the same time to:
Robert Morris University
Attn: Student Records
401 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
- Admissions application ($100 application fee, non-refundable)
- TOEFL documentation with a minimum score of 550 paper based, 213 computer based, or 80 internet based (the TOEFL code for Robert Morris University is 1670)
- An evaluation of your high school and any college transcripts stating you have the equivalent of a U.S. high school and/or college diploma. An official evaluation may be obtained through WES, ECE or AACRAO
- Copy of valid passport and I-94 departure card information
- Copy of current I-20, if applicable. This is necessary only if transferring from another U.S. college or high school. A copy of the I-20 from the previous school must be provided along with the official college or high school transcript
- Current bank statement (original copy) indicating a minimum balance of $54,850 (U.S.) for undergraduate and $34,000 (U.S.) for graduate admissions
- Permanent foreign address of student
Download the international student checklist to help you keep track of required documentation:
Once all required documentation* has been received and is confirmed to be accurate, it will be evaluated for admissions requirements and I-20 eligibility. This process can take up to two weeks starting after all required documents are received. Once the I-20 is received, the student is able to apply for a student visa (F-1) through their respective U.S. Consulate.
*If you graduated from a high school outside of the United States and cannot get an official high school transcript because of political unrest or a natural disaster in your homeland, you can submit a letter of explanation to the RMU Provost. You should include relevant academic documentation (i.e., ACT or SAT scores, official college transcripts, proof of armed forces training, or proof of English proficiency) as part of your application.
Tuition and Scholarships
Tuition at Robert Morris University is the same for international students as it is for all other students.The University awards over $30 million of its own funds to students each year. Approximately 8 out of 10 students receive an RMU scholarship. RMU Scholarships are generally the final component of an aid package, meeting any remaining need after other forms of aid have been applied.
Program fees depend upon the program of study. Students who hold or will hold F-1 student visa status must provide evidence of availability to pay tuition fees and living expenses for their first year of study before an I-20 can be issued. United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov or from RMU’s Financial Aid Office.
International students are eligible for Robert Morris University scholarships. For a full listing of tuition, fees and scholarships please visit our Office of Financial Aid.
RMU will match the undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship three-year scholarship if the student takes longer than three years to complete a program of study (student must remain enrolled through graduation).
On-Campus Employment Policy
International students must successfully complete one full-time academic quarter to be eligible for on campus employment. Students must also be in good academic standing and obtain approval from the PDSO/DSO of the University before accepting employment.