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International Graduate Students Admission Information

To apply for admission, you must submit the following:

Come join our international students from all over the world who study at Northeastern State University!

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 Graduate

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 also 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.

English Proficiency

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

Note: If you do not have an official score or you do not meet the minimal score required, please apply for ESL Academy admission.

International Graduate

Submit one of the following to satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement.

  • TOEFL 550 (79 IBT)
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Duolingo 100
  • PTE Academy 58

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).

2021-2022 Estimated cost of attendance for candidates who will need a student visa to study in the U.S.

  • Tuition*: $14,313
  • Fees*: $1,002
  • Books and Supplies*: $1,380
  • Room & Board**: $7,410
  • Additional International Fees***: $1,550
  • Total Per Year:$25,655

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.

Additional Notes:
* Based on 30 out-of-state undergraduate hours per year. Additional fees may be charged for some courses. Book cost based on yearly average.
** Room in Leoser Complex with a 15 meal/week and a $200 flex meal plan. Other housing and meal options may be different. Please refer to housing for rates.
***Includes mandatory health insurance, one-time orientation fee, per semester international student fee


Please submit a copy of your current passport to

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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.

Contact the Office of International Programs at 918-444-2050 or if you have any questions regarding the application process.


Contact Us

Phone: 1 (918) 444-2050
Fax: 1 (918) 458-2056

Admission Deadlines

Spring Semester: Nov 1
Fall Semester: July 1

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