Temple welcomes you to become an international student.  

Join students from 127 countries and enjoy our top-tier academic programs and the many cultural experiences on Temple’s campus and in Philadelphia.

Apply as an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. No matter where you're from, #YouAreWelcomeHere.

You are a freshman applicant if you are a student still attending secondary school or you have not attempted 15 or more college-level credits. You are a transfer applicant if you have completed secondary school and have attempted at least 15 college-level credits or more.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply in one of the following ways.

  1. Temple's online application
  2. Common Application (a college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 700 member colleges and universities)
  3. Paper application (PDF) to submit by mail

Step 2: Submit academic documents to Temple Admissions.

The following documents are necessary to complete your application.

Once you submit your documents, they become the property of Temple University and we cannot return them to you. If you prefer, you can retain your originals and submit notarized copies.

If your documents are not in English, please provide them in your native language with a certified English translation.

If you use mail, the mailing address is

International Admissions
1803 N. Broad St., 714 Carnell Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096

Step 3: Check the status of your application.

Once you have applied for admission, you will receive a TUportal account username and password. Check your application status by logging in to your TUportal account.

To determine whether you require a student visa, see here

When to Apply​

Temple accepts students as their applications are received (rolling admissions); that is, we will make a decision soon after your application is complete.

Application Deadlines​

Fall Semester
  • Freshman: February 1
  • Transfer: June 1
Spring Semester
  • Freshman: November 1
  • Transfer: December 1


Temple offers several different types of scholarships for international students. To learn more, see Scholarships.

For more information on studying in the United States, visit Education USA.

Conditional Admission and English Language Programs

If you are not offered direct admission to Temple due to English proficiency, we may offer you conditional admission. These alternative admission pathways allow you to obtain a visa to come to Temple as an international student and take courses in our Intensive English Language Program. Upon meeting the English proficiency requirement, you will automatically receive admission to Temple University.