International Admissions Requirements

Johnson & Wales University’s admissions process goes beyond simply looking for academically accomplished students. The university seeks to attract and retain highly motivated and demonstrably capable students. Students' motivation and interest in succeeding in their chosen careers are given consideration along with their academic achievements.

All assessment of international qualifications is completed at and by Johnson & Wales University. This includes assessment for entry to all programs, as well as transfer credit assessments. While a third party evaluation of credentials is not required, it may be accepted.

While not required for all programs of study, graduate students are encouraged to submit employment information, résumé/CV and letters of recommendation for admissions consideration.

Applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent residents (holding a “green card” or permanent resident card) of the United States must meet the same admissions requirements as all other applicants, including some additional documentation. Photocopies, fax copies, US notary copies, scanned or emailed documents are valid for application purposes. However, official or certified documents will be required before final enrollment, presented either by mail or in-person.

International applicants must submit the following:

  1. An accurate, complete and legible international application form that has been signed and dated by the applicant. All schools attended must be listed with dates of attendance. Not listing all schools of attendance could lead to cancellation of application.
  2. Official secondary school transcript showing subjects and marks received with graduation date. Diplomas and any external examination results should be submitted, if applicable. Students who have not yet graduated from secondary school must submit a transcript showing all completed work, and expected results and graduation date may be submitted for review.
  3. Applicants who have attended any college or university must submit transcripts, marks sheets, diplomas or certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended, along with course descriptions and credit values for transfer review.
  4. Copy of biographical section of applicant’s current passport
  5. Certified word-for-word translations of all non-English credentials
  6. Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for 1 academic year. Bank statements cannot be older than 3 months from the time of issue.
  7. Completed financial declaration signed by both the applicant and sponsor
  8. English Language Proficiency test results (if applicable or available, please see the English Proficiency Requirements)

All documents and information should be clear and legible; if important information cannot be read by the International Admissions staff, the admissions process is delayed and, as a result, so is the acceptance/Form I-20 process.

All documents can be emailed to International Admissions. Official or certified documents should be sent to the campus where the student intends to enroll. 

Providence Campus
Johnson & Wales University
International Admissions
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903 USA
Telephone: 401-598-1074
Fax: 401-598-4641

North Miami Campus
Johnson & Wales University
International Admissions
1701 NE 127th Street
North Miami, FL 33181 USA
Telephone: 305-892-7000
Fax: 305-892-7020

Denver Campus
Johnson & Wales University
International Admissions
7150 Montview Boulevard
Denver, CO 80220 USA
Telephone: 303-256-9300
Fax: 303-256-9333

Charlotte Campus
Johnson & Wales University
International Admissions
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 USA
Telephone: 980-598-1107
Fax: 980-598-1111

Graduate programs are available to international students at our Providence and North Miami campuses only. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents (holding a “green card” or permanent resident card) of the U.S. must meet the same admissions requirements as all other applicants, including some additional documentation. International Graduate Studies students must submit official or certified transcripts/mark sheets from all institutions attended and diploma showing bachelor’s degree (and master's degree, if applicable) conferral. Photocopies, fax copies, U.S. Notary copies, scanned or emailed documents are valid for application purposes. However, official or certified documents will be required before final enrollment, presented either by mail or in-person. Without such verification, students will not be allowed to register for the current term or continue enrollment and will be in jeopardy of losing their academic status with the university as well as their immigration status. For international students, a loss of immigration status will require their immediate departure from the U.S.

English language examination results must be submitted on an official test transcript that is no more than 2 years old. Please see English Proficiency Requirements for scores required for admission.

International applicants must submit the following:

  1. An accurate, complete and legible international application form that has been signed and dated by the applicant. All schools attended must be listed, with dates of attendance. Not listing all schools of attendance could lead to cancellation of application.
  2. All post-secondary (college or university) transcripts, marks sheets, diplomas or certificates. Post-secondary qualifications include associate degree, diploma, certificate, bachelor's degree, post-graduate diploma and master's degree. Certified word-for-word translations of all non-English credentials must be submitted.
  3. Copy of biographical section of applicant’s current passport
  4. 2 letters of recommendation
  5. A statement of purpose
  6. A résumé or CV
  7. Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for 1 academic year. Bank statements cannot be older than 3 months from the time of issue.
  8. Completed financial declaration form signed by both the applicant and the sponsor
  9. English Language Proficiency test results (if applicable or available, please see English Proficiency Requirements)

All documents and information should be clear and legible; if important information cannot be read by the International Admissions staff, the admissions process is delayed and, as a result, so is the acceptance/Form I-20 process.

All documents must be sent to the Providence Campus or North Miami Campus directly:

Providence Campus

Johnson & Wales University
International Admissions
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903 USA
Telephone: +1-401-598-1074 or 1-800-342-5598
Email: pvdgrad@admissions.jwu.edu

North Miami Campus

Johnson & Wales University
International Admissions
1701 NE 127th Street
North Miami, FL 33181 USA
Telephone: +1-305-892-7000
Email: miagrad@admissions.jwu.edu