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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

International Graduate Students

Please review the additional requirements for international graduate students attending WSU posted on the WSU Graduate School website

Key points


Applicants who earned undergraduate degrees at a school outside of the United States or Canada must submit:

  • Transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, or examination results,
  • Degree certificates earned from all higher education institutions outside of the U.S. or Canada.

When sending official transcripts from schools located in non-English speaking countries, have each institution submit both the English translation plus an original language record.

English language proficiency

All international applicants must demonstrate a basic proficiency in English by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test scores. Scores must be less than two years old at the time of expected semester enrollment and sent directly to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service reporting code for Washington State University is 4705 (for the TOEFL only). Please note exceptions to the English proficiency requirement:

  • Applicants from Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Guyana, Kenya, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.
  • International students who have or will have graduated with a baccalaureate -level or higher degree from an accredited four-year U.S. or Canadian college or university within two years of the expected semester of enrollment at the WSU Graduate School are not required to submit English proficiency test scores.


WSU Graduate School

Please see the international enrollment page for the most up-to-date information and instructions.

Ready to Apply?

Apply now on the WSU Graduate School website