Almost 40 percent of the University's graduate students come from nations outside the United States. With students enrolled from 140 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 following degree programs and must maintain full-time student status by taking 8 credit hours each semester:
International applicants requiring an I-20 for an F-1 student visa should submit 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) (www.gmac.com/gmac) or GRE score
- TOEFL minimum score of 90 or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam
- 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.
- Bank statement/proof of funds. Must be completed by bank and stamped with bank seal.
- Copy of biographical page of your passport (if available)
Email unofficial documents to:
Send official 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 90 or 6.5 on the IELTS. The TOEFL or IELTS score requirement is ONLY 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 the student visa interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students will need the F-1 student 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.
Find out more information on financial aid for international students, including UT scholarships, graduate assistantships, student employment, alternative loans, private resources and other resources.