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International STUDENTS





Follow these steps to complete your application for admission as an international graduate student. You may apply as an international graduate student if you have completed a bachelor’s degree from either a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or its foreign equivalent before starting graduate study. UTA offers master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and graduate certification programs.

Application Priority Dates

Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1

Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2019.

Applications are accepted after the published priority date for each term, but for guaranteed consideration of admission please submit the application and associated materials by the priority date.  However, it is important to apply well in advance of your intended start date to be eligible for program-specific funding opportunities such as assistantships and fellowships. Keep in mind that departmental application processing times vary greatly and some programs require applications up to one year in advance. 

For program-specific requirements and merit-based funding opportunities, visit the University Catalog or contact your intended program graduate advisor. For information about scholarship opportunities, visit the scholarship office website.

Application processing times vary greatly according to department. Some degree programs with very selective admission procedures may require that you apply nine months to a year in advance in order to be considered, while others may require a much shorter period of time.


Admission to graduate programs at UTA is competitive. Each academic department sets its own admission requirements and makes independent admission decisions. Visit your academic department’s website for program-specific admission requirements.



Please review the application steps on this page before you apply in order to avoid confusion or processing delays. Remember that each academic department sets their own admission requirements and deadlines. Review both university and departmental deadlines.


You will need to apply using the ApplyTexas online application.

  • Create your profile on the ApplyTexas website to get a username and password.
  • Select "Create a New Graduate School Admissions Application." 
  • Select “The University of Texas at Arlington” as the target university and "Graduate, International" as the application type.
  • Complete Part I of the application.
  • Pay the $90 application fee on the ApplyTexas website.
  • Submit your application.



The international graduate application fee is $90. You can pay it with a credit card on the ApplyTexas application. If you do not pay the application fee through ApplyTexas, you may pay by credit card.

Credit Card (Preferred Method)

Pay online through the UTA website with Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover. 


Fee Waivers

UTA does not offer application fee waivers for international students.

Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts 

If you have submitted your graduate application and have not already requested your official transcripts/degree verification to be sent to UTA and wish to have your application processed with unofficial transcripts/degree verification, upload digital copies of your unofficial transcripts/degree verification. Review the document submission page for instructions.

*All official transcripts must be submitted before your arrival to UTA. Transcripts older than one year will not be accepted. 


You need to submit official documentation, including transcripts/marksheets, from each college or university you attended to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail directly from each college or university you attended. 

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You may hand-deliver transcripts in person in a sealed envelope and they will be reviewed by Admissions to determine if they are official.

Please note that all application materials, including transcripts, become property of UTA upon receipt and cannot be returned.

U.S. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from U.S. institutions from all colleges or universities where you have taken coursework. Official transcripts may be issued electronically or by paper directly to the Admissions Office by the Registrar of the sending institution. Paper transcripts bear the official University seal and signature of the Registrar. Scanned and emailed copies are not official.

If your college or university does not support sending documents electronically, please have the sending institution submit paper copies by mail.

Please note that all application materials, including transcripts, become property of UTA upon receipt and cannot be returned.

Foreign Transcripts

Submit official foreign transcripts, or marksheets and diplomas in a sealed envelope from the school that bear the original university seal and original signature of the Registrar or responsible head of the institution on every page. Transcripts or marksheets that do not include degree award information must be accompanied by an officially attested copy of the degree certificate.

Documents not issued in English must be accompanied by an exact word-for-word original English translation bearing the original university or translation agency attestation. Translations may be mailed to Admissions by the institution or applicant or delivered in person to Admissions.

Please note that all application materials, including transcripts, become property of UTA upon receipt and cannot be returned.

Submit Official Test Scores

You are required to submit an official test score report sent directly from the testing agency. UTA’s ETS institutional code is 6013.

English Proficiency Test

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies. You are required to submit official test score reports directly from the testing agency unless you hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

UTA’s ETS institutional code for the TOEFL test is 6013. If you’ve taken the IELTS you need to submit an official paper score report from the British Council.

Minimum English Proficiency Test scores are outlined below, but admission to any graduate program is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Review the program requirements in the University Catalog for more information.


Minimum Score

TOEFL paper-based


TOEFL internet-based

79 (with sectional scores of 22 writing, 21 speaking, 20 reading, and 16 listening)



Submit Program-Specific Requirements

Additional required documents required for admission are determined by each academic department. Review the program or certificate requirements in the University Catalog for more information about these documents, including letters or reInternational undergraduate INSTRUCTIONScommendation, statements of purpose, resume, portfolio, and more.

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VISA Requirements

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that you show proof that adequate resources are available to meet your first year of educational and living expenses. A completed financial statement form must be completed and returned with the indicated documentation before an I-20 can be issued. Financial documents may be submitted online.

If you are already studying in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa you must have established transfer eligibility by submitting a school transfer notification before transfer is initiated by the new institution.

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You will be sent an application receipt email 5-10 business days after you submit your application. This email contains your NetID and instructions to activate your MyMav account. You can check your application status in MyMav at any time.

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