International Graduate Admission
International Graduate Students Admission Information
To apply for admission, you must submit the following documents. Please note: We will need all required documents before we can issue your I-20. Contact the Office of International Programs at 918-444-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the application process.
What is an Official Transcript?
NSU requires an official transcript to be mailed to the Office of International Programs. An official transcript can be defined by the following:
- Must be sent and sealed by institution of study
- Must be accompanied by an English translation (if original transcript is in English, translation is not needed)
- Must have 4.0 scale GPA listed
If your transcript does not match the above list, your application process may be delayed until official transcript is received.
While digital copies of transcripts can be used to make an admission decision, official transcripts must be received by NSU upon arrival to the U.S.
International applicants applying for graduate study at NSU are required to submit official transcripts of undergraduate coursework.
If your undergraduate credit was earned outside the United States, you may need to submit a course-by-course credential evaluation (WES - World Education Services or ECE) before any credit can be transferred and posted to your Northeastern State University transcript.
Scores from the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are a requirement for admission to all NSU programs for all international students.
The NSU TOEFL Institution Code (or Destination Institution Code) is 6485.
The Official Report from the testing company should be mailed to our office address at 600 N Grand Avenue, Tahlequah, OK 74464 USA
Submit one of the following to satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement.
- TOEFL 550 (79 IBT)
- IELTS 6.5
- PTE Academic 53
- iTEP Academic 4.0
For applicants with a bachelor's degree from a U.S. university, English Proficiency is not required.
Proof of Finances
All F1 and J1 international applicants must document their ability to meet all education and living expenses for the first year of intended study before the university can issue a Certificate of Visa Eligibility (form I-20 or DS-2019).
2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance
for candidates who will need a student visa to study in the U.S.
|Tuition & Fees (Out-of-State):||$11,520*|
|International Orientation Fee (One-Time Fee):||$50|
|Books and Supplies:||$1,200*|
|Room & Board:||$7,900***|
Estimated Total/Fiscal Year
* Based on 30 hours per fiscal year. Additional fees may be charged for some courses.
Book cost based on yearly average.
Learn more about NSU tuition and fees and total cost by clicking on the links below.
2023-2024 International Student Financial Statement Form
Please complete the International Student Financial Statement form completely and attach the appropriate documentation required. All documentation (appropriate affidavits and/or scholarship awards) must be dated within 3 months prior to the date of application and also be sent with this form as proof of financial support for your first year of study. All supporting documents must be in English. If funds are in a currency other than US dollars, we will do the conversion.
As an international student, you will not be eligible to apply for U.S Federal financial aid at any time during your study, unless you apply for and receive such aid from NSU scholarships. Also, you will not be permitted to work off campus without authorization from the International Office. This policy is regardless of unforeseen family difficulties, political changes in your home country, currency devaluation, etc. that may alter your financial situation.
Please submit a copy of your current passport to email@example.com.
Please understand that Northeastern State University may require further certification of finances or advance payment of tuition and fees from students whose funds originate in countries where severe currency restrictions exist.