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International Students

One of the things that we're most proud of at Georgia Tech is our global community. Not only are a number of our faculty members from countries around the world, over 40 percent of our graduate student population is international, hailing from more than 100 countries around the world. 
We consider you an international student if:
  • you are living in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa,
  • you are living outside of the United States and will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, or
  • you are going through the process of becoming a United States permanent resident
Admission Requirements 

For more information about our standard application requirements, go to our Before You Apply page. 

Academic Credentials
Georgia Tech requires that international applicants hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution. Visit our Grad Admission Catalog for more information. 

If you completed your education outside the United States, we highly recommend using the services of International Education EvaluationsEducational Perspectives, or SpanTran Pathways for your credential evaluations. You also have the option of receiving an in-house evaluation performed by Graduate Studies.

English Proficiency
Georgia Tech requires that all applicants demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. For details on how to satisfy this requirement, go to English Proficiency Requirements

Office of International Education

If you currently hold or will require an F-1 or J-1 visa to enroll in classes at Georgia Tech, you will work closely with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) in the Office of International Education (OIE). ISSS will assist you with your student immigration status as well as offer diverse cultural, educational, and leadership opportunities in order for you to make a well-integrated transition to Georgia Tech and the United States.

International students should refer to OIE for the estimated cost of attendance that must be demonstrated to be issued an Initial Student Georgia Tech I-20 or DS-2019. For more information about the Office of International Education, click here

Language Institute

If you need to improve your English language skills to meet the proficiency requirements for admission to a GT graduate program or you would like to be better prepared to meet the communication demands of being a graduate student, the Georgia Tech Language Institute can help. The Language Institute offers short courses, professional communications courses, online courses, and custom programs year round. You can see a full list of their programs here.  

Additional Resources 

Regardless of where you decide to attend graduate school, here are a few additional resources for international students to check out:  

  • Academic Preparation for Incoming International Graduate Students. This course is provided by the Georgia Tech Language Institute to explore the challenges international graduate students may face when listening in academic contexts in the U.S. You will review information, ideas and strategies that will help you to identify and overcome your personal listening challenges.
  • EducationUSA. This is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisors provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. EducationUSA staff also work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student recruitment.
  • Study in the States. This website is an information hub for the international student community by bringing together the various federal agencies that play a role in implementing U.S. student visa and exchange visitor programs, including the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The site offers the latest information and resources for international students and school officials through blog posts, news articles, interactive guides, and videos.

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