One of the things that we're most proud of at Georgia Tech is our global community. Not only are a number of our faculty members from countries around the world, 42 percent of our graduate student population is international, hailing from more than 100 countries around the world. (To see a breakdown of Tech’s student enrollment by country, click here.) Here are a few things to familiarize yourself with as you decide where to pursue your graduate education:
For more about our standard application requirements, see the Before You Apply section of this website. If your native language isn’t English, you will also be required to submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language — Either TOEFL or IELTS. For the latest requirements, see the English Proficiency scores section of this website or the Registrar’s Catalog. International students should refer to the Office of International Education website for the estimated cost of attendance that must be demonstrated to be eligible for an immigration form I-20 or DS-2019 to be issued.
Office of International Education
Georgia Tech is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. If you currently hold or will require an F-1 or J-1 visa to enroll in classes at Georgia Tech, you will work closely with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) in the Office of International Education. ISSS is here to assist you as a resource regarding your student immigration status as well as offer diverse cultural, educational, and leadership opportunities in order for you to make a well-integrated transition to Georgia Tech and the United States.
For more information about the Office of International Education, click here.
If you need to improve your communication skills in English to meet the proficiency requirements for admission to a graduate program at Georgia Tech or you would like to be better prepared to meet the communication demands of being a graduate student, the Georgia Tech Language Institute can help. The Language Institute offers intensive study of English as a second language year around.
Regardless of where you decide to attend graduate school, here are a few additional resources to check out:
- Academic Preparation for Incoming International Graduate Students. This course is provided by the Georgia Tech Language Institute to explore the challenges
international graduate students may face when listening in academic contexts in the U.S. You will review information, ideas and strategies that will help you to identify and overcome your personal listening challenges.
- EducationUSA. This is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisors provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. EducationUSA staff also work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student recruitment.
- Study in the States. This website is an information hub for the international student community by bringing together the various federal agencies that play a role in implementing U.S. student visa and exchange visitor programs, including the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The site offers the latest information and resources for international students and school officials through blog posts, news articles, interactive guides, and videos.