International Undergraduate Admissions
Temporary Acceptance of Duolingo English Test due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you're affected by testing center closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you can submit a Duolingo English test instead of an in-person TOEFL, IELTS or PTE English proficiency exam. Read frequently asked questions about the Duolingo English test.
If applying for fall 2021 or spring 2022, you must take the test before July 31, 2021.
- Cost: $49 (USD).
- Time to complete: About 45 -60 minutes.
- What you need: Computer with a camera, audio and reliable internet. Passport, driver's license or national or state ID.
- Format: Exam (speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises) and interview (responding to prompts in 30-90 seconds).
- Results: You must score at least 105 for admission purposes. You'll receive results within a few days.
Hundreds of international students from around the world call NIU home. We hope you, too, will become part of the NIU Huskie family.
- Prospective undergraduate international students: learn more about the admissions process
- Admitted and current international students: visit International Student and Scholar Services for information and assistance
- Prospective international graduate students: visit the Graduate School for information and assistance
Within NIU's seven colleges, you have your choice of over one hundred courses of study. We offer 56 majors with 90 emphases, 73 minors and seven pre-professional programs.