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We invite you to join our rapidly-growing community of international students and interns at International House of Prayer University (IHOPU).

Requirements for Admission (Schools and Internships)

Note: All materials must be in English

Submit your official application for admission by mail or online. 
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Submit copies of academic qualifications from the highest level of education completed (not necessary for Simeon Company). If not originally in English, these documents must arrive with a certified English translation documenting coursework, examinations taken, grades received, passing and maximum marks, and evidence of completion. 

You must be proficient in the English language and have a minimum TOEFL score of 70 on the internet-based test, or 523 on the paper-based test. IHOPU’s school code is 4247. If English is your first language, then the TOEFL requirement can be waived. Please inquire with International Admissions.

On-campus schools

  • Submit your completed Affidavit of Financial Support form (see below).
  • Submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport (includes photograph and legal name).

Affidavit of Financial Support (On-campus applicant)
If you are applying as an IHOPU student or intern from outside the United States and do not have United States residency or citizenship, please download and print the document below and submit it with your application. Instructions are included.

An affidavit is a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation providing legal evidence. The Affidavit of Financial Support provides evidence that you are self-funded and/or supported by a sponsor.

Download Affidavit of Financial Support for print »

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations require documentation that financial resources are available to meet your educational and living expenses while in the United States. Therefore, IHOPU requires you to submit proof of financial resources for the duration of your program. Proof of finances consists of a current bank statement from either you or your sponsor and a signed Affidavit of Financial Support.

Health Insurance (On-campus student)

IHOPU requires that all international students purchase health insurance for the duration of their period of study at IHOPU. Students may purchase health insurance through a provider of their choice, or may purchase through IHOPU’s arrangement with ISO, an international student insurance agency, when they arrive for New Student Orientation.

More information on purchasing through ISO »
View estimated living and health insurance costs »

If you are married and your spouse and/or children will be accompanying you to the United States, an additional amount of funds amounting to $6,000 for a spouse and $4,000 per child must be available yearly.

Contact
If you have questions or need help, please first read our FAQ’s below.

Further questions? Contact us via email or phone.
Email: internationaladmissions@ihopu.org
Phone: 1 (816) 763-0200 x.3315

Frequently asked questions

  • Any student or intern who is not a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) is considered an international.

  • Once you have submitted a completed application to IHOPU, including proof of financial resources, and have been accepted into a program, IHOPU will issue you a Form I-20. The I-20 is a three-page legal document that will allow you to apply for an M-1 visa. You will receive the I-20 via international express carrier.

    Once you receive the I-20, you will pay your SEVIS fee. The SEVIS fee is a $350 fee assessed to international students by the US government. After you have paid your SEVIS fee, you are ready to apply for your M‑1 visa at a US Embassy. We highly recommend that you apply for your visa in your home country. Find your closest US Embassy or Consulate »
    Please note: Canadian citizens don’t need to interview at a US Embassy for an M-1 visa, but will petition for M-1 status at the US Port of Entry with a valid I-20.
  • Your dependents (spouse and minor children under the age of 18) may apply for an M-2 visa for the purpose of accompanying you to the US. In order to obtain visa paperwork from us for M-2 dependents, additional proof of financial resources must be submitted during the application process. M-2 dependents are not allowed to work or study in the US, with the exception that an M-2 child may be enrolled in elementary or secondary school.

  • No. You are prohibited by federal law from accepting any form of employment at any time, including holidays and breaks. Employment means receiving any remuneration whatsoever for any service offered. In other words, you may not receive anything in exchange for a service you provide, including cash, check, free housing, or groceries.

  • Yes, in order to attend a program offered in English, English proficiency is required. IHOPU requires a TOEFL score of 70 or higher.

    Your English proficiency may also be considered on a case-by-case basis if you are able to provide proof of two years of recent full-time study in a program with instruction completely in English.

  • No.

  • United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations require documentation that financial resources are available to meet your educational and living expenses while in the United States. Therefore, IHOPU requires you to submit proof of financial resources to cover your expenses for the duration of your program. Proof of finances consists of a current bank statement from either you or your sponsor and a signed Affidavit of Financial Support.

    No exceptions may be made regarding proof of finances.
  • Yes. IHOPU requires that you have health insurance for the duration of your program. You may purchase health insurance through the provider of your choice or under IHOPU’s arrangement with ISO Insurance, an international student insurance program. Before purchasing health insurance, please contact internationalservices@ihopu.org for specific coverage requirements.

  • Yes. In order to attend any program at IHOPU, including one track of an internship, you must obtain an M-1 visa.

  • In order to ensure there is enough time to complete your application as well as obtain your visa, we highly recommend applying at least three months prior to the start date of the program you would like to attend.

  • We offer on-campus housing options for students. (more coming…)