International Graduate Student Admissions

Applicants from countries other than the United States may be admitted to the university subject to the following regulations in addition to the general admission requirements:

  1. Accompanying the application must be an official English translation of the transcripts if the academic transcripts are in a foreign language.
  2. Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be submitted before admission will be granted.

    A minimum score for graduate admission is 550 on the paper version, 213 on the old computer version, and 79 on the internet-based test. Information concerning the TOEFL may be obtained by writing to TOEFL, P.O. Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 U.S.A. The ETS institutional code for UT Tyler is 6850. There is no departmental code for TOEFL.

  3. An affidavit of support is required indicating the source of funds being made available to the student and the amount of money being provided and the length of time the funds will be made available.
  4. International students desiring to enter one of the graduate programs must be admitted to the graduate program before being admitted to the university.

    International students holding a three-year bachelor's degree and who meet all other graduate admission requirements will be admitted to the University as undergraduate students.

    The required transcripts and admission test must be placed on file prior to consideration.

  5. Holders of student (F-l) visas must be classified as full-time students.

    For international students, the minimum course load is 9 semester credit hours for graduate students.

  6. The filing deadlines for applications and the required documents to be received in the Office of Admissions are as follows:

    May 31 for the fall semester, November 1for the spring semester, and February 29 for the summer terms.

  7. Before registration applicants must present:
    1. Current passport or
    2. Resident alien card (green card) and a completed residence questionnaire to the Office of Admissions.
  8. International students holding non-immigrant visas are required to maintain approved comprehensive health insurance or coverage while enrolled at UT Tyler.

A health insurance fee will be assessed at the time of enrollment. The health insurance fee (currently $220, subject to change) will be in the amount of the premium approved for the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan for the actual cost of the insurance and may not be paid through an installment plan.