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Graduate Admissions for International Students

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts welcomes international students.  Our international students come from more than 130 countries across the globe and significantly contribute to our cultural and intellectual communities.  Students holding, or will need to obtain, a nonimmigrant visa are considered an international applicant. In addition to the admission application instructions above, International Applicants must also submit the following materials:


International applicants must submit an official document that validates conferral of a degree, certificate or a transcript from each college or university attended.  They may provide an unofficial copy of their academic record directly to the program in which they are applying.  An official copy of all academic records must be submitted if admitted or the offer will be rescinded.

Ways to submit Documents

  • Request each school or college you have attended send an official electronic transcript to the department in which you are applying, or
  • You may enlist the services of a credential evaluation organization to have an official academic report sent to the Graduate School. For an approved list of evaluators, such as World Education Services - WES, please refer to the  NACES website and use the Temple University code 2906.  Providing this number will ensure your documents are sent to the correct school. 

Standardized Test Scores 

If you have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S. institution, you are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELT exam scores. However, you must request an exemption from this requirement by sending an email to your program.

  • Send TOEFL scores electronically from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Temple University using code 2906. 
  • IELTs Score reports must be sent to the Graduate School at the address below or emailed directly to the department for review:

    Temple University Graduate School
    501 Carnell Hall
    1803 N. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122-6104 

  • Email Duolingo Scores to the department in which you are applying.

International students are encouraged to reach out to the office of Temple's International Student and Scholar Services site for assistance with questions about visa applications and all matters related to life as an international student.  If you have program specific questions, contact the department to which you are applying.  


If you have technical issues with the College of Liberal Arts application, please contact CLA Graduate Affairs at