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International Student Admissions (Students on Non-Immigrant Visas)

In addition to satisfying admissions criteria outlined in the catalog, international applicants from non-English-speaking countries must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 213 on the computerized TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL. Students must have taken the test within two years of the date of admission. Admitted international students must meet the requirements of the Texas Higher Education Assessment prior to enrolling in classes.


Certified English translations are required for documents prepared in a language other than English. There is an additional foreign credential evaluation fee for any student who has been educated outside the United States.  These processing fees are required of all international students applying for admission to The University of Texas at Dallas.


International applicants are strongly urged to meet all published deadlines and submit the application and supporting materials at least six months ahead of the intended date of enrollment. Applicants providing foreign credentials/documents should send all materials to the following address:

Office of Enrollment Services - Foreign Credentials
The University of Texas at Dallas, Mail Station HH 10
800 W.est Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
FAX: (972)883-6803
VOICE: (972)883-2270

Financial Responsibility

International students who plan to study with an F or J visa status must also provide evidence of financial support in order to obtain an I-20 or IAP-66 document.

Health Insurance and Documentation

International students are required to maintain approved comprehensive health insurance while enrolled at The University of Texas at Dallas. At registration, international students will be assessed a health insurance fee for the purchase of the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan. If there is evidence of continuing coverage under the UT System Employee Health Plan, a comparable mandatory employee plan, continuing mandatory coverage through a government-sponsored health plan, or continuing coverage that satisfies the requirements of USIA regulations with regard to J1 and J2 visa holders, the student can request that the health insurance charge be waived.

International students are required to have a mantoux tuberculin skin test prior to registration and must mail the completed documentation form to the UT Dallas Student Health Center - SU25, PO Box 830688800 West Campbell Road - SU25, SU 1.606, Richardson, TX 750803-0688.

See the Health Center web site (http://www.utdallas.edu/healthcenter/) for the documentation form and more information. International students will not be permitted to register until this requirement has been met.

Orientation and Registration

In addition to the requirements listed above, UT Dallas holds a mandatory orientation session for new F and J visa status international students. Students will not be allowed to register without a permit showing that they have attended orientation.