INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are applying from outside the U.S, in addition to meeting the requirements for all degree seeking students, you must provide:

  • English Proficiency
    Any of the following tests are accepted as proof of English Proficiency:
    1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 79 internet based (iBT) or 550 paper based (PB)
    2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6)
    3. Pearson PTE Academic minimum score of 60
  • Proof of Financial Resources It is suggested that you prepare and submit your financial guarantee as soon as possible when applying. If you are seeking departmental funding, you can apply those funds towards the completion of the financial guarantee. Note that additional funds may be required to meet the total guarantee requirement. The funds may come in the form of personal funds, sponsor funding, departmental funding, or a combination of all three. Please contact the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies for information on available funding and decision/notification timelines.
    If you are going to be sponsored by an organization or government agency, the sponsor must inform the Graduate Admissions Office, in writing and in advance, of the terms of support. The official letter of sponsorship must include specific information on the amount and duration of the financial award. In addition, if The University of Arizona is to bill a sponsor for the student’s tuition and fees, billing must be handled through an embassy or an agency within the United States. Prior to registration, an official letter regarding billing information must be sent to the office of International Student Programs and Services, The University of Arizona, 915 N. Tyndall Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85721-0441.