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Foreign Currency Payments

As an alternative to paying your application fee via credit card, Purdue University Graduate School has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions, a specialist in global business payments. This payment option allows you to pay the Graduate School application fee in the currency of your choice and provides a simple and secure method for initiating payments electronically.

The quote/information you obtain when completing this process is specific to a single application fee payment only and if future application fee payments are required a new quote must be obtained.

Step-by-step guide to making a payment:

Step 1:  Login to your Applicant Status portal at

  • Click on the appropriate link for International Applicants or Domestic Applicants


Step 2:  Student Verification

  • Complete the required fields marked with an (*).
  • Your Reference Number is the number located at the top of your applicant status page.
  • After all fields are completed click NEXT.


Step 3:  Select Payment Option

  • Select International or Domestic Application Fee box.
    • The dollar amount will default to USD 75.00 for international applicants or USD 60.00 for domestic applicants.
  • Payment Options
    • Please select your home currency from the drop down list and select NEXT.


Step 4:  Enter Payment Details

  • Payment Details (complete the required fields marked with an (*).
  • Enter Address
  • Complete Bank Detail fields.
  • Choose Preferred Language for Payment Instructions from the drop down list.
  • Review and select the checkbox next to "I agree to the Terms of Use" and select NEXT.


Step 5:  Payment Instructions

  • Click “Print the Payment Instructions” for your confirmation/quote and take to your financial institution.
  • Instruct your bank to wire transfer funds to the International Payment bank account indicated on your confirmation quote.
  • To ensure that the Purdue University Graduate School receives your funds, the Reference Number must be included in your payment.
  • Your payment instructions will also be sent to your email address.
  • The wire payment must be initiated within 72 hours of the quote or your payment could be subject to return or adjustment.

 Step 6:  Payment Finalized

  • Purdue University Accounts Receivable will post the U.S. dollar equivalent to your Business Partner account, generally within two to five days after the local bank initiates payment.
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