International Applicants

An "international applicant" is any applicant who is neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the United States. Where you live or study now does not matter.  If you are an international applicant, please read the information below about your application and about some steps you will need to take if you are admitted and choose to come to Emory.

Completing Your Application

1. English Proficiency

If your native language is not English, you must show evidence of command of the English language. To determine what you need to do, visit the website of the program you are applying to. Generally, programs require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an evaluation of a writing sample.

All TOEFL and related requirements are program specific. If you have a question about them, you need to contact the program you are to applying to directly.

2. Translated and Notarized Transcripts

Transcripts that are not in English must be translated and notarized. Please scan both the original and the translated versions, and submit them together as one file using the online application.

Attending Emory

If you are admitted and choose to come to Emory,

  • You will need a visa.  Until you have accepted an offer of admission, you do not need to take any action concerning a visa.  In fact, the process cannot begin, since an accepted offer of admission is an essential part of the visa documentation.  Our visa instructions are on our page for new international students.  
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to participate in English Language Support Program testing.  The testing happens in August, right before classes begin, and new students are notified early in the summer.  Visit our English Language Support Program pages.


Tamika Hairston, Designated School Official, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services