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 first-year 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.

Before You Apply

Do you want to apply for fall or spring semester entry?

If you are applying for Fall, decide whether to apply:

  • Early Action: Apply by November 1 and you will receive an early response to your application, but you do not have to commit to Temple until the normal reply date of May 1.


  • Rolling Admission: Apply before February 1 and receive your response on a rolling basis, soon after you submit your application. Please see the When to Apply section below for more information.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply in one of the following ways.

  1. Common Application (a college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities)
  2. Temple's online application

Step 2: Submit academic documents and test scores to Temple Admissions.

The following documents/tests are necessary to complete your application.  If your documents are not in English, please provide them in your native language with a certified English translation.

How To Submit Documents and Testing

For all applicants, please submit scores using the following Temple University school codes.

  • SAT or TOEFL through Educational Testing Services (ETS)—School Code 2906
  • American College Testing (ACT)—School Code 3724

Documents must be submitted to internationaldocuments@temple.edu by a school official or examining/testing body. Documents sent by mail may delay application processing. The mailing address is below.

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

Submitted documents 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

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.

Temple reviews applications and makes admissions decisions on a rolling basis; that is, we make admissions decisions soon after applications are complete.

If you are admitted, please follow the Next Steps in your TU Portal to complete your enrollment.

To determine whether you require a student visa, see here

Step 4: Submit proof of graduation

If admitted and after your enrollment deposit has been paid, please arrange for your final high school transcript/proof of graduation to be sent from your school or examining body. If you are not sure what satisfies proof of graduation, please contact the International Admissions Office.

When to Apply​

Most students apply in the fall of their senior year. Temple accepts students based on Early Action and Rolling Admissions. The sooner you apply, the better. 

Application Deadlines​

Fall Semester
  • First-year student: February 1
  • Transfer: June 1

First-Year Tuition and Housing Deposit Deadline for Admitted Students: May 1

Spring Semester
  • First-year student: November 1
  • Transfer: December 1

The Deposit Deadline for Spring First Year Admitted Students: Two weeks after admission


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 academically qualified, but do not yet meet the minimum language requirements, you are eligible to be considered for our Conditional Admission program. This alternative admission pathway allows you to obtain a visa to come to Temple as an international student and take intensive English courses through the university’s Center for American Language and Culture. Once you meet the English proficiency requirement, you will automatically receive admission to Temple University.


For any questions about applying as an international student to Temple University, please contact the International Admissions Office at 215-204-4900 or international.admissions@temple.edu.