International Applicants


If your official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work are in a language other than English, a certified English translation must be included. Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photostatic copies are provided, the copies must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided. If the official degree statement is in a language other than English, a certified English translation must be included with the certification being provided after their duplication.

English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) and GRE Scores

Applicants from foreign countries where English is not the primary language must present official TOEFL or IELTS scores and official scores on the Graduate Record Examination. For TOEFL, a score of at least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required. For IELTS, the band score minimum is 6.5 to 7.0. Waivers of this requirement can be granted to international applicants that have been studying at a U.S. university inside the U.S. for at least one academic year, or attendance at a university in a country where the only official language is English, such as U.K., Australia or Canada (excluding Quebec). Evaluation for a waiver of the English language proficiency exam is not determined by the prevalence of spoken English in a country or the language of instruction at a university.

Scores on the General Test and any appropriate Advanced Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must reach the Graduate Studies Office before the application can be considered. Official score reports from the Educational Testing Service are required. Photocopies will not be accepted. Under no circumstances will we accept TOEFL or IELTS scores that are more than two years old, or GRE scores that are more than three years old. The ETS Institution Code for the UNMC Graduate College is 6896.

Financial Support Documentation

This information will not be required until an applicant is accepted into a graduate program.