Admission of International Students
In addition to the above requirements, students from foreign countries must
meet the following conditions for admission into the Graduate School:
- Present evidence certifying ample financial resources to maintain oneself
while a student in the United States. A graduate assistantship or
fellowship awarded by a department or college may be used as part of this
- International students who have not graduated from an accredited college
or university in the United States and whose native language is not
English, normally must achieve satisfactory scores on the Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Specifically, students must achieve a total
score of 550 and a score of 55 on Section l (Listening Comprehension).
Information about the TOEFL test, including test dates and locations in
foreign countries, can be obtained from the Educational Testing Service,
Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540. Registration forms must reach
Princeton at least five weeks before the test is taken.
- International students may not enter the United States for graduate study
without a U.S. Immigration (I-20) form. This form will be supplied by the
Office of Admissions if a department or college chooses to accept a
student and items l and 2 above are met in addition to the admission
requirements listed previously. Foreign students are urged to remain in
their own countries until they receive notice of acceptance.