Nearly a quarter of the University's graduate students come from nations outside the United States. With students enrolled from more than 125 countries, the University celebrates opportunities for diverse cultural and educational exchange.
The Office of International Programs
staff assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.
Please note that international students are eligible to apply for the MBA, M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Finance and M.S. in Marketing programs as full-time degree-seeking students.
International applicants requiring an I-20 for an F-1 student visa MUST provide the Graduate Studies Office with the following documents:
- Completed application
- $40 nonrefundable application fee
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities (with certified English translation)
- Graduate Management Admissions Test score report (GMAT) http://www.gmac.com/gmac
- TOEFL minimum score of 577 (230 on computer-based test; 90 on Internet-based) or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam (if English is not native language)
- Personal statement written in English
- Two reference forms completed by individuals who can attest to the applicant's professional background and academic potential
- International Student Clearance Form (if currently studying in the U.S.)
- Financial Certification Form for international students. Must be completed by bank and stamped with bank seal.
- Copy of biographical page of your passport (if available)
Send documents to:
Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies
The University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
International applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL (www.toefl.org) or the IELTS (www.ielts.org). The minimum acceptable score for graduate students on the TOEFL is 577 (230 computer-based; 90 Internet-based) or 6.5 on the IELTS. The TOEFL or IELTS score requirement is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the Financial Certificate Form, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from the Office of Admissions. Applicants should take this form to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in their country, along with a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students will need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students must not enter the country on a tourist visa with intention to study in the United States.
Applications and all supporting documents should be completed by June 1 for fall semester (begins in August) and November 1 for spring semester (begins in January).
The University offers financial assistance to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
Part-time positions are offered by many campus departments. Students do not have to demonstrate need to qualify. Open positions are listed outside the Financial Aid Office or can be obtained by calling the job line at (813) 253-6213, ext. 9036.
Graduate assistantships are available each academic year to select full-time graduate students. Assistantships provide a tuition waiver for up to 12 credit hours per semester, plus a $1,500 stipend. Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week for an academic or administrative office, carry a full course load (at least 8 credit hours), and must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA. To obtain an application, contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at (813) 258-7409 or firstname.lastname@example.org