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Admissions for International Students

UT welcomes applications for admission from all countries and encourages students to examine and compare the many educational opportunities available.

Application Deadlines

Knowing the deadlines for applying to a program at UT is critical for the success of your application. If a program has deadlines that are earlier than those listed below, those deadlines take priority. Check with your Director of Graduate Studies for any program deadlines.

All international applicants intending to enroll with visa types F and J must follow the deadlines below. International applicants intending to enroll with other visa types may be eligible to apply after the deadlines noted below and should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information.

TermOnline SubmissionFile Completion
FallFebruary 1May 15
SpringJune 15October 1
SummerOctober 15February 15

The online submission deadline is when the initial application must be submitted online, provided the department has no earlier deadline. By the file completion deadline, admission must be granted and all documents required to obtain a student visa must be submitted to the Center for Global Engagement.

Admission Requirements

For admission to a graduate program, an international student must have an equivalent 4-year bachelor’s degree. Individuals with degrees from non-U.S. institutions must have earned a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work and a minimum of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale on all graduate work. U.S. degree holders must have earned a minimum 2.7 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or a minimum of 3.0 during the senior year of undergraduate study and a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all graduate work.


Please visit the Center for Global Engagement website for the most current estimate of expenses.