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Information for International Students

Special Information for International Students

The information listed under Apply to Graduate Program applies to international applicants as well. In addition, all applicants to the graduate program in Chemistry/Biochemistry who did not complete their high school and undergraduate (B.S. or equivalent) work in an English speaking country (U.S., U.K., Canada or Australia) must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of 550 for written or 79 for internet based or better is required to be considered for admission. An alternative test is International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum recommended score of 6.5. Upon arrival you will be required to take both an oral and a written English Proficiency Exam administered by the University. Failure to pass these exams during the first semester is grounds for withdrawal of financial support.

Here is a check list of the materials required for international applicants

Graduate College Application form, which requires the following items.

  • TOEFL (minimum 550 for written or 79 for internet based, no older than 2 years) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5)
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) institutions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • General GRE scores
  • Application fee