International Students

Admission Requirements

More than 100 countries are represented in UConn’s international student population. Prospective international students should begin UConn application procedures one year before intended matriculation.

Applicants should be academically, linguistically and financially prepared for study at the University of Connecticut. Domestic and international students complete the same UConn application for enrollment.

Students studying in the libraryInternational students are selected for admission based on a review of their academic success in their previous education and scores achieved on the SAT and either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

All international applicants whose first language is not English must submit official TOEFL and/or IELTS scores. For students whose primary language is not English, the TOEFL or IELTS can be a valuable supplement to the application. The minimum score for the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based) or a minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS. All academic credentials not written in English must be accompanied by official, certified English translations.

Financial aid, including scholarships and loans, is not available to undergraduate international students. In addition, students on an F-1 visa must submit a financial declaration form for issuance of form I-20. Students who are current visa holders wishing to transfer their visa to the University of Connecticut must submit a visa transfer form. Students must be prepared to verify the following information: country of birth, citizenship, immigration status, date of birth, local international address (outside of the U.S.), ability to meet university expenses, and full name (which must match the names that appear on the passport). Please review the freshman or transfer application details for specific information on applying to the University of Connecticut.

2016 - 2017 Estimated Yearly Expenses for Full-Time International Undergraduates

Tuition and Fees $35,944
Living Expenses (average) $13,478
University Students' Medical Insurance Plan* $3,340
Books, Supplies, Transportation and Miscellaneous Costs* $4,150
Total* $56,912


Financial declaration minimum requirement - $57,000 

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International Transfer Students

Applications are accepted for the Fall Semester only and must be submitted by February 1 (Teaching Professions Program in the Neag School of Education require applications and all supporting, official credentials from all transfers by January 15).

Application Checklist for International Transfer Students

The Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office must receive the following items before an admission decision can be made:

  • Official transcripts sent directly to the Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office from each college/university you attended, whether or not you wish or expect to receive credit
  • Official secondary school academic record and/or certificate, with courses completed and date of graduation, sent directly to the Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office
  • All academic credentials not in English must be accompanied by official certified English translations to be considered official
  • Students with less than one year of college are evaluated on the basis of high school and college work (high school GPA and class rank, SAT or ACT scores, quality of academic courses, and college performance to date).
  • Transfer essay that is a thoughtful commentary on your academic goals and explains your reasons for leaving your present/most recently attended institution to attend the University of Connecticut
  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

NOTE: Your application with all required materials must be submitted and completed by the appropriate deadline. All application materials become the property of the University and will not be returned to you.

Once all required application materials have been received and your file is complete, an admission decision will be made and you will be notified by mail. (NOTE: In some cases, a final decision may be deferred until receipt of additional information as requested by the Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office.)

Please see the Transfer student section for additional information.