International Applicant

International Applicant

Students come to Temple from all over the world. In fact, we have students from more than 100 countries. International students enjoy not only our top-tier academic programs, but the many cultural experiences on campus and in Philadelphia. You’re considered an international student if you hold, or will need to obtain, a non-immigrant visa, including a student visa (F-1), or an exchange visitor visa (J-1).

How to Apply

STEP 1: APPLY ONLINE

The best way to apply is by using Temple’s online application. If you prefer, you may download a paper application (PDF) to submit by mail instead. You can also submit the Common Application.

Online Admission Application

Paper Admission Application

Common Application

 

STEP 2: SUBMIT I-20 APPLICATION AND VISA DOCUMENTS ONLINE

Once you have applied for admission, you will receive a TU Portal Account username and password. If you require a student visa, please log-in to the TU Portal and submit the following documents online so that we can process an I-20 for you as quickly as possible. If you prefer to submit your I-20 documents by mail, please use our paper I-20 application.

  1. I-20 Application
     
  2. Financial Documentation

       Calculate the dollar amount you need to document

       Read about acceptable forms of financial documentation

  1. Copy of your Passport
     

STEP 3: MAIL ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS TO TEMPLE ADMISSIONS

Please collect the following documents necessary to complete your application:

  1. Official High School and/or University transcripts with English translations: Your application needs to include all official and original academic records from each secondary school and college or university you’ve attended.
     
  2. Standardized Tests:

    Freshman Applicants: All first-year applicants are required to submit the results of at least one of the following tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

    Transfer Applicants: Transfer students should submit either the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE unless they meet one of the following exemptions: 
              -  The applicant has successfully completed English composition at a US accredited
                 college or university.
              -  English is the applicant's native language.

    The required English Proficiency for non-native speakers is as follows: 
              -  TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 minimum
              -  IELTS: 6.0
              -  PTE: 53

    Those with language test scores below the required level may be eligible for Conditional Admission into the Access Temple Program.

  3. Recommendation LettersAt least one recommendation letter is required of all freshman applicants. It's best to select people such as teachers, counselors, and other academic officials who can describe your talents.  
     

All documents should be mailed to the following address:

International Admissions
1803 North Broad Street, 714 Carnell Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096
 

STEP 4: CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION

By logging-in to your TUportal account, you can check your application status.
 

HAVE YOU ALREADY BEEN ACCEPTED?

Congratulations! Please follow your Next Steps to Enrollment.

 

When to apply

Temple accepts students based on rolling admissions, so the sooner you apply, the better. Remember to find out if there are additional requirements for your program, like a portfolio or an audition.

Recommended Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester  

         Freshman

March 1

         Transfer

June 1

         Spring Semester

November 1

A freshman applicant is a student still attending your secondary school or has taken fewer than 15 credits at a college or university.

A transfer applicant is a student who has attempted at least 15 credits at a college or university.

 

 

International Student Scholarships

Scholarship: Academic scholarships are awarded to international students with strong academic records and SAT or ACT and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Find out more about international student scholarships. SATs are not required for students from countries where the exam is not administered.

 

Definition of an International Student

You’re considered an international student if you hold, or will need to obtain, a non-immigrant visa, including a student visa (F-1), or an exchange visitor visa (J-1).

 

 

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