International Student Admissions

Tulane's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides programming, visa services, and language/academic support to our international student population.

Please note our admission deadlines and observe them carefully. Transcripts and recommendations must be submitted directly by your school. They will not be accepted from a student or family member. All submitted materials must be in the English language.

Students should submit their completed application as early as possible to allow enough time to obtain a U.S. Visa. We strongly recommend students submit materials online.

Please note that Tulane School of Social Work does not provide full-tuition scholarships, including graduate assistantships.


All first-year applicants use the same online application.


International transcripts will need to be evaluated to show equivalency of the U.S. four-year degree. Applicants are asked to please include a WES or ILTS evaluation and translation with their transcripts.

English Language Proficiency

Official English Language Proficiency results are required of all international applicants whose native language is not English. The following are the minimum scores required for admission:

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBTOEFL): 100
  • Computer based TOEFL (TOEFL): 250
  • Paper based TOEFL (TOEFL): 600
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7
  • Duolingo English Test: 130

These scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to Tulane School of Social Work from the testing agency, and are not valid after two years.

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Tulane University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019). International students must complete the Certification of Finances Form in order to complete their application for admission. We will not accept bank documents without this form. You will provide information verifying your financial support (bank statements, award letters, scholarships, etc.).

Tulane University requires proof of financial support and demonstrated availability of funds for the length of your academic program.

U.S. federal grants and loans are not awarded to international students.