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Application Instructions

We are excited to partner with you in your passionate pursuit, whether you join us here in Kansas City as a student or intern, or online from your own city. There are three ways to receive training. Choose an application below to start your journey.

1. Submit the online application form accessible through the links above. Payment of the $50 non-refundable application fee is a required step in submitting this form. You may only pay the fee with a credit card if you submit your application online.

2. You will be asked to submit a high school/secondary school diploma/transcripts or official GED certificate. 


If you have any questions about your application procedure, please call or email us.

Phone: (816) 763-0200 x.7150

International applicants: please visit our international admissions page or email

Frequently asked questions

  • The application will take approximately one hour to complete

      • A major portion of your application is your written personal testimony. 
      • You will be asked to submit a high school/secondary school diploma/transcripts or official GED certificate. This requirement does not apply to Simeon Company applicants.
      • Recent photo of yourself
      • Pastoral Recommendation
      • Personal Recommendation
      • Spousal Consent (if married and spouse not attending)
      • For Internationals Only: Affidavit of Support and Copy of Passport
  • IHOPU Admissions is not responsible for initiating correspondence with the spouse or reference or ensuring that the responsible party completes the consent or recommendation form. If completing the application online, a link will be sent to the email addresses you give for your references.

      • Your personal testimony should be 400–500 words and include the following:
        1. A summary of your personal journey in Christ
        2. Any past or present life-controlling issues, whether mental, emotional, or relational
        3. Your goals for the future, including your life vision and ministry planS
        4. Expectations for your time at IHOPU and a summary of what you hope to learn at IHOPU
  • Payment of the $50 non-refundable application fee is required. You may only pay the fee with a credit card if you submit your application online.

  • Click one of the three buttons above to apply today.

    Paper: If you would like to download a printable application, please refer to

  • Review decisions will not be made until we receive every component of your application. We will contact you to let you know we have received your application, and to arrange a phone interview (if necessary).

    We will generally notify you of your acceptance or denial within thirty days of your phone interview. Applicants are not accepted to any IHOPU program until they have received an official notification of acceptance from the IHOPU Admissions office.

  • Mail all forms together in one packet to:
    International House of Prayer University
    12901 S. US Highway 71
    Grandview, MO 64030

  • At this time, housing is only provided for Fire in the Night and One Thing Internships (singles aged 25 and under). However, upon your acceptance to IHOPU, you will have access to IHOPU’s Student Housing and Roommate Lists.

  • An application can be submitted and accepted to a program, but enrollment will be provisional until a diploma/GED is submitted. Proof of Secondary/High School graduation must be provided prior to the start of the program.

  • For Domestic students, a part-time work is possible, but we recommend not more than 20 hours a week. For Domestic Interns, work is not recommended during the program because of the full-time, focused schedule.

  • Limited scholarships are available, based on need, after acceptance to a program.

  • Students are responsible to find their own transportation whether they are living on- or off-campus. We ask that students with vehicles offer rides to their classmates, and that students without vehicles be prepared to offer gas money to those giving them rides.

  • A laptop is not essential but is highly recommended. The majority of assignments will be submitted via an online platform. The majority of communication from IHOPU administration and faculty will also be done online. There are limited computers available for use in the IHOPU Campus Library.

  • Besides classes, spending time in the prayer room (around 8-12 hours/week) is part of the curriculum for our schools and internships.

  • We ask first semester students and Track 1 Interns to not begin dating during the program.

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