International Students

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International Student Admission

For admission purposes, Texas Woman’s University defines an “international applicant” as a foreign national who is or will be studying at a U.S. institution on a non-immigrant visa. This includes applicants who hold asylum, refugee, temporary protected status and are pending U.S. permanent residents. These applicants must complete the international application.  For questions regarding immigration status, please contact International Student and Scholar Services.

Applicants should submit an international graduate application along with a nonrefundable $75 application fee.  The admission application can be found at ApplyTexas.  The application fee applies to all applicants (new and returning) and can be paid by:

  • Credit card online through ApplyTexas prior to submitting the application
  • U.S. certified check or money order payable to Texas Woman’s University and mailed to the Office of Admissions Processing. The applicant’s full name, date of birth, and TWU ID number must be included.
  • Cash (no personal checks) at the Bursar’s Office.

International Application Credentials

Applicants should submit all required admission documents and test scores to the Office of Admissions Processing. See International Admissions Requirements for a list of document requirements, including document format requirements and application deadlines. Country specific requirements are provided upon receipt of an ApplyTexas admission application.

All international and permanent residents are also required to provide the following score reports to demonstrate English language proficiency, or meet one of the English language proficiency exemptions noted on the TOEFL exemption form:

Certain academic programs may require an additional English language proficiency score.  For more information on TWU's English language proficiency requirement, see TOEFL Requirements.

Criteria for Graduate International Admission

Applicants may be considered for graduate admission if the following criteria are met:

  • Applicants who have earned the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor's degree based on TWU’s standards of evaluation; and
  • Applicants who meet graduate school and departmental admission requirements and deadlines.

Applicants applying for an F-1 student visa will be issued an I-20 (form required to obtain a student visa) after the applicant has been admitted to TWU.  Documents required for the I-20 (financial statement, passports, etc.) must be submitted and approved by International Student and Scholar Services before an I-20 will be issued. In addition, F-1 visa holders:

  • Are not eligible to enroll in a TWU non-degree seeking, certification, or fully online degree program.
  • Must submit a Transfer Clearance Form to International Student and Scholar Services if transferring from a U.S. college or university.
  • Must comply with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations by maintaining full-time student status during the school year (nine or more graduate semester credit hours each semester). 
  • Must meet the International Student and Scholar Services immigration deadlines.

For additional information and requirements, refer to the International Student and Scholar Services website.

To determine status for tuition purposes, applicants must submit proof of Texas residency by completing the Residency Questionnaire.

All international students are required to have medical and hospital insurance (see Student Health Services).

International Student and Scholar Services

Applicants should contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services to obtain information regarding document requirements for issuance of an I-20, F1 visa holder restrictions, and other visa-related questions.

International Student and Scholar Services
P. O. Box 425827
Denton, TX 76204-5649
phone: 940-TWU-3338 or 1-866-809-6130