Admissions Requirements

Students flock to the Samson Center - the hub of campus life - to study, grab a bite to eat, or meet with their classmates. Photo by Lucyna Jodlowska

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Admission to the Monterey Institute is based on a candidate's prior academic performance, professional experience, and foreign language proficiency.

Program-Specific Requirements

You will find our admissions requirements organized by program:

Application Process

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We carefully examine both past academic performance and professional experience in assessing candidates for our programs. Each year we strive to enroll candidates with strong intellectual and professional backgrounds who will add to the diverse and international community on our campus.

To start the application process, please be sure to take the following steps:

  1. Read the application instructions which outline all materials - including transcripts, recommendations, statements of purpose, and language proficiency assessments.
  2. Review our admission requirements before applying, particularly the foreign language proficiency requirements.
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We're happy to answer questions about the application process or speak to you via phone or email. Please contact or call 831.647.4123. You can also speak one-on-one with our staff members below!

Contact Our Admissions Office

Admissions Office

Mailing Address:

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Admissions Office

460 Pierce Street

Monterey, California 93940 USA

Phone: 831.647.4123

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We offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities for applicants to our master's and bachelor's degree programs. These opportunities include merit scholarships, summer language scholarships and scholarships related to service in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Fulbright, JET and more!

Merit Scholarships

Both U.S. and international students are eligible for Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships to our master's and bachelor's degree programs. You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship, if you submit your application by one of our priority scholarship deadlines. No additional application materials are required.