The Drucker School, Claremont Graduate University, and the Claremont Colleges provide several services to assist international students during their stay. Current and prospective International students can find additional information or requirements at the CGU International Student Information website.

International Fellows Program

International Fellows is an advanced English program designed specifically for students admitted to Claremont Graduate University’s programs.

The International Fellows Program is academically rigorous and provides incoming non-native English-speaking international students with an excellent opportunity to refine their language and participation skills so that they may succeed in their graduate-level courses and adapt to the expectations of American academic and business culture.

The program is 15 intensive weeks, split into two modules. Module 1 is eight weeks long and Module 2 is seven weeks long. The module a student starts in is based on their in-coming TOEFL or IELTS scores.

The goals of the program are to help students:

  • Develop sophisticated spoken and written English for academic and professional purposes
  • Gain a deeper understanding of American culture-in particular, business and academic cultures
  • Build confidence for success in the classroom and beyond
  • Become bilingual and bicultural managers in their fields


Admissions Procedures

Application to Claremont Graduate University’s International Fellows Certificate Program is automatically made upon application to CGU.

Some students are admitted to this program as a preliminary requirement for beginning their degree program at CGU. Students who enroll in the International Fellows Program must complete all required courses.

English Entrance Requirements

Module 1: TOEFL iBT 75+ (Writing section 19+)/IELTS 6.0 (No section <5.5)
Module 2: TOEFL iBT 85+ (Writing section 21+)/IELTS 6.5 (No section <6.0)

Intake, Fees, and Pathways

Summer 2016 Intake
Module 1: May 16 – July 08 (8 weeks)
Module 2: July 11 – August 26 (7 weeks)

Fall 2016 Intake
Module 1: August 29 – October 14 (8 weeks)
Module 2: October 24 – December 9 (7 weeks)

2016 Tuition & Fees
Module 1: $6,250
Module 2: $6,250
Semester Program: $12,500


Modules of the Program
Module 1: Weeks 1-8

  • Graduate English for Academic Purposes I
  • Graduate Study Skills
  • Graduate Information Presentation Skills
  • Graduate Research Skills

Module 2: Weeks 9-15

  • Graduate English for Academic Purposes II
  • Graduate Research Skills II
  • Rhetoric & Reasoning Across the Disciplines
  • Graduate Research Skills



The Writing Center at Claremont Graduate University
(909) 607-0012

International Place

International Place (also known as I-Place) offers international students assistance with housing, banking, health and accident insurance, students services, transportation, shopping, drivers licenses, and social security numbers, as well as general information about Claremont.

For assistance with questions about visas, passports, I-20 or DS-2019,international health insurance, and travel outside the United States please contact the International Student Coordinator.

International Student Coordinator
160 E. 10th Street Harper East
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA 91711

Resources for International Students