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International Applicants

An international applicant is anyone who is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States. This includes any applicant who currently resides in the United States, but intends to return to the country which they have citizenship or permanent residency.  Individuals who have applied for but not yet been granted permanent residency are considered an international applicant at the time of application submission.

General Admissions Requirements

  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Online graduate admission application (Apply Now!)
  • Application Fee - $40.00 (The application fee can be paid by credit/debit card at the time you submit your application or by money order.  All money orders must be mailed to NCCU’s School of Graduate Studies.)
  • An official copy of a course-by-course evaluated transcript by an accredited U.S. agency
  • Statement of personal/professional purpose
  • At least two Application Evaluation and Recommendation Forms (access forms through online application and recommenders can also upload letters of recommendation)
  • GRE or GMAT Scores - if required by degree program (cannot be more than 5 yrs. old)
  • TOEFL Scores (if English is second language)
             Minimum Score - 79 on internet-based test or 550 on paper-based test
             Must be submitted directly from Educational Testing Services
  • Financial Statement Certificate of Eligibility (found in the online application for admission)
  • Bank Statement (must be notarized)
  • Permanent residents may submit a copy of green card at the time of application submission; however, permanent residents should expect to present the original card to an admissions officer upon request.
  • NOTE:  Please check directly with the office of the degree program to which you are applying to determine if any additional documents/materials are required to meet the degree program’s admission criteria (i.e. resume, writing sample, etc.).
  • For deadline dates, see Application Deadline Dates

How to apply as an international graduate student?

  • Apply Now
  • On the graduate application home page you will need to create an account - Your PIN will be automatically generated and you will be requested to create your password  (Please write this information down in case you need to save and exit your application prior to submitting it and log back in to finish and submit the application at a later time.)
  • Complete all required questions (denoted by an asterisk (*) for all sections of the application
  • On the Enrollment Information page of the application and under the Program Information section, select 'Graduate' as your option for Applying As (select Doctor of Philosophy is applying the the Ph.D. program)
  • After you have selected the type of applicant you are Applying As, you must select the Program
  • After you have completed all required questions on all pages, submit your application (You will be given the option to pay the application fee at this point in the application process.)
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