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International Graduate Students


Southern Polytechnic State University is home to 135 Graduate International students. Those students who wish to study at the graduate level under the F-1 visa are required to submit the following:

Admission Requirements:

Students who are seeking a F-1 Visa:

  • Must submit Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Availability of funds equivalent to $30,350.00 *US dollars (exclusive of travel expenses)
  • All financial statements must be in the student and/or sponsors name and have funds readily available. This document must be in English

English Proficiency:

ALL Students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants for the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.

Accepted English Proficiency Tests:

Academic Work outside of the United States:

Must submit a Course-by-Course with Grade Point Average calculation sent from one of the approved credentialing agencies list below. Evaluation must indicate that the degree earned outside of the U.S. is equivalent to a 4-yr U.S. Bachelor's degree.


Application/Document Deadlines for International Students:


Fall semesters               June 1st
Spring semesters          October 1st
Summer semesters       March 1st


 Student Insurance:

F1 students are required to have proof of insurance or purchase student insurance.


*Subject to change