Requirements for International Graduate Students

Graduate applicants who do not have U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency must fulfill additional requirements in conjunction with their application to be considered for enrollment at UAH. These include the following:

  • Meet UAH’s English proficiency requirements. If English is your native language (the language used in the home where you were raised, in the schools where you were educated, and in daily business), you are NOT required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

    Graduates from an accredited university in the USA with a bachelor's degree or higher are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

  • If you are an F1 or J1 student, you must also submit an affidavit of financial support for $42,002 and original documents (such as official bank letter) that prove that you or your sponsor has access to fluid funds sufficient to cover at least one year's tuition and living expenses.

  • If you are applying to a Ph.D. program, you must also submit two letters of recommendation. (Master’s applicants may submit one if desired, but it is not required.)

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Follow the steps listed on the Admission Process page. When you're ready to apply, be sure to choose the international application.

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Visit the Graduate School FAQ or UAH’s International Student and Scholar Services for more information.