Prospective International Applicants

International Applicants

It is important for international applicants to be aware of the application deadlines and to understand the admission requirements. Early submission of an application and the required documents is strongly encouraged due to the length of time required for evaluation of international academic credentials.

Please note that any application missing a document by the application deadline date will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Below are the two additional documents that must be provided along with the materials needed to satisfy the general requirements.


All international applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum acceptable score of 565 on paper-based TOEFL, 225 on computer-based TOEFL, or 86 on internet-based TOEFL is required for admission to our school. Test scores are valid for 2 years from the test date. Our institution code is 5688. No department code is needed.

Exception to this requirement:

  1. If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States or an international applicant who holds a baccalaureate or higher degree from a U.S. institution, you are not required to submit the TOEFL;
  2. If English was the medium of instruction in your foreign school, then, you may request a TOEFL waiver by indicating on the application form and emailing the SPH Office of Student Affairs at . An official document from your institution must be provided indicating English as the language of instruction.

Transcript Evaluation

Transcripts from non-US institutions will need to be verified by the World Education Services (WES) and submitted directly to SOPHAS. A course-by-course transcript ICAP evaluation is required. DO NOT send original International transcripts directly to SOPHAS, as they will not accept them.

UTSPH will only accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES).  A course by course report is required. Applicants who have their 11-digit SOPHAS ID may use the special WES online application for SOPHAS applicants.

*Official means either original or copy of the marksheets/transcripts/certificates sent directly in a sealed university envelope to the Registrar’s Office by the foreign institution/s. A notarized copy is not considered official.