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Graduate international students

Students from other countries are valued members of our university community. They bring knowledge and experience from other cultures that greatly enrich graduate studies at UTB. In many cases, moving to another country to attend graduate school is very expensive and requires great personal and family commitment. It is important that international students enter graduate studies at UTB with a clear understanding of their obligations and responsibilities and of the university’s commitment to them.

The address to send the application materials is to:

The University of Texas of Brownsville
Graduate Studies Office
One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520 

International Students applying for admission to the graduate program must comply with the following:

  • Apply for graduate admission.
  • Pay $30 application fee.
  • Submit Application Essay/Statement of Goals.
  • Submit official transcripts on all undergraduate and graduate college work previously completed whether taken in a foreign country or in the United States. Foreign transcripts must be officially translated. Information on these services is available at the Office of Graduate Studies. International students from Mexico who have applied for the Título will be allowed to enroll for a 12-month period until the document is completely processed. Proof that the paperwork has been submitted for the Título must be provided to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Send official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) directly from Educational Testing Service to the Testing Office. The institutional code to use in sending GRE scores is 6588. Scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considred.  GRE/GMAT SCORES MUST BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH APPLICATION MATERIALS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION. 
  • All international applicants must submit an official score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to be eligible for admission. The test score will not be accepted if it is more than two years old, less than 77 on the internet based TOEFL (iBT), less than 550 on the written version of the exam, or less than 213 on the computerized version. The institutional code to use in sending TOEFL  scores is 6588 A waiver of the TOEFL requirement may be granted at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies if the applicant is from a country in which English is the primary language, or is a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, or holds an undergraduate, masters, or doctoral degree from a U.S. college or university. All International students for whom English is not the mother tongue must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • WES Evaluation all international students must submit the wes evaluation prior to admission . A course by course wes evaluation.

Health Insurance For International Students

A waiver from this fee may be obtained by providing proof of an acceptable alternate insurance to the Office of Global Engagement. Proof of insurance with coverage of at least :

  • $50,000 benefits per accident or illness (including maternity)
  • Deductible amount not to exceed $500 annually
  • $7,500 for repatriation of remains in case of death
  • Expense associated with medical evacuation to visitor's home country in the amount of $10,000

These documents must be written in English and monetary units expressed in U.S. dollars.  For information contact the International Student Advisor, at the Lightner Center #104.

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