Below you will find our knowledgebase of FAQ's. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, please give us a call or email, we can help you find the answers you need!
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- What are your admission requirements?
- What are the application deadlines for international students?
- What is the required TOEFL score for an international student?
- If I need to improve my English at UNT's IELI program before starting my academic degree program, can I get conditional admission?
- If I am a applying for a master's or Ph.D. program at UNT, are there additional application requirements?
- How long will it take to process my application once I submit all of the required documents? When will my I-20 be ready?
- How can I check the status of my application?
- How do I update my application for a different semester or change my major?
- What are the subplan/concentration options for my selected major?
- Can international students apply for scholarships?
- How much does it cost to attend UNT as an international student, and how much money do I need to show for the I-20?
- Can I get in-state tuition as an international student?
- I am a Texas resident. Why must I to apply to International Admissions?
Housing and Food
- Does UNT offer housing for International students?
- Can you help me find an apartment or a roommate as an International student?
- Does UNT offer meal plans for international students living on campus?
- Can international students get a job on campus?
- Can I get an Assistantship from my department as an International student?
UNT's admission requirements vary depending upon what type of student you are (for example, freshman, transfer, master's or Ph.D.). They also depend upon the major you wish to study. For more information, please click on the following link:
Please click here for UNT's application deadlines for international students:
UNT accepts many measures to indicate English proficiency. Please click on the following link for more information:
Undergraduate students: Qualified students applying for IELI and undergraduate studies will receive a five-year I-20 and an admission letter to IELI.
Graduate students: Students applying for IELI and graduate studies have to complete the IELI program before their application will be considered for graduate studies. Students will receive a one-year I-20 for IELI and a letter showing that they applied to a graduate program and meet the graduate GPA requirement. After completing IELI, the student's evaluated transcripts will be sent to the Graduate School and graduate department for an admission decision. If the student is admitted, UNT will issue a new I-20 for the graduate program.
For the steps on how to apply for conditional admission, please visit:
In addition to the documents submitted to the International Admissions Office, master's and Ph.D. students should expect to submit additional documents to the Graduate School or the graduate department. For Graduate applicants, the admission decision is made within the Academic Department after evaluation and processing within both International Admissions and Graduate Admissions. Second bachelor's admission decisions are made within the Graduate Admissions Office after processing in the International Admissions Office.
The Graduate School requires that official GRE/GMAT scores be sent by ETS. The graduate departments may also require additional materials including 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and resume/curriculum vitae. Artistic programs such as music and visual arts require an audition or portfolio. Some graduate departments may also require a departmental application, data sheet, or other requirements. Please select your field of study's home page from:
IELI applicants: Approximately 2 weeks
Undergraduate applicants: Approximately 2 weeks
Master's & Ph.D. applicants: Varies depending upon department review timetable
Applicants can check their application to-do list online 24 hours a day by logging in to http://my.unt.edu with their UNT ID and password. Applicants can also check their application status by emailing us at email@example.com or calling 940-565-2442, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (except during holidays and school closings).
You will need to fill out an Update Form to let us know that you wish to update your application or change your major. Additionally, if you are a graduate student, you will need to check with your department to make sure that your admission (and financial aid, if applicable) is still valid.
If you are applying directly to a graduate or undergraduate program, you will need to fill out the Admissions Update Form.
If you are applying for conditional admission or for IELI only, you will need to fill out the IELI Update Form.
Only a few UNT majors require you to indicate a subplan/concentration upon application: MBA Business Administration, MS Accounting, MFA Design, MFA Studio Art, MS Engineering Systems, MA Music, PHD Music, MEd Special Education, MS Educational Psychology, and PhD Educational Research. Click on the hyperlinks for your program to see its subplans/concentrations. For more information about these subplans/concentrations, please consult the academic department.
Please click on the following link for more scholarship information:
U.S. government regulations require that UNT receives official certification of sufficient funds for the first 9 months of study. Additional funds are required for dependents or optional summer studies. For more information, please click on the following link
Under certain conditions, international students might qualify to receive in-state tuition. Texas residency for tuition purposes is not related to your citizenship. In addition, if a student receives a UNT scholarship for at least $1,000, he or she will be eligible for in-state tuition. For more information, please click on the following link:
All non-immigrant students and non-immigrants students who do not yet have their Green Card/Permanent Resident status approved must apply through International Admissions.
Housing and Food
There are several dormitories and on-campus apartments for UNT students. For more information about living on campus, please contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at http://www.unt.edu/housing/.
There are several dormitories and on-campus apartments for UNT students. For more information about living on campus, please contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at http://www.unt.edu/housing/. The International Welcome Center also assists students in finding housing and roommates on- and off-campus. Contact the Welcome Center at http://www.international.unt.edu/welcome/index.html.
There are many meal plans and dining facilities available for students living on campus. You can view current meal plan options and rates here: http://dining.unt.edu
UNT has approximately 3,500 student jobs on campus. F-1 students can work for a maximum of 20 hours a week during the semesters and 40 hours a week during the summer and winter holidays if they are not enrolled. More information about International student employment is available on our immigration site at http://www.international.unt.edu/advising/students/employment/employment.htm. UNT's Career Center assists students in finding jobs, and more information can be found at http://careercenter.unt.edu/
Some departments offer assistantship positions, but the requirements vary for each department. Some departments may prefer for students to attend UNT for at least one semester before they apply for an assistantship position. If you are interested in obtaining an assistantship position, you should contact the department to which you are applying for information on available positions as well as application forms for the positions. You may also review the Toulouse Graduate School webpage for more general information - http://www.tsgs.unt.edu/newindex.htm.
Many classes are offered online. Please see the UNT eCampus site for more information http://web2.unt.edu/cdl/CDL_ECAMPUS/default.cfm?pfile=programs.htm.
Graduate students also have the option of earning a degree or certificate from UNT exclusively online from their home country. Please be sure to check with the department if you want to take a degree program online because many of these degrees offer all coursework online but still require an on-campus component for assessment, orientation, or testing. For others, the classes are offered on a rotating schedule and are sometimes offered online and sometimes on campus.
Please note: Students on F1 Visas can only take one three-credit-hour class online per semester to maintain their full-time status.
- Core Residency Questionnaire
- International Student Statement of Finances
- International Admission Update Form
- IELI Update Form
- Affidavit of Provision of Room and Meals by U.S. Provider
- Payment Information Form
- Application Signature Page
- Educational History - Student
- Application Form
- International Update/Withdrawal Form
- International Undergraduate Application Checklist
- International Graduate Application Checklist
- Intent to Enroll
What Should I do If I Become Sick Or Injured?
- Go FIRST to the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) for treatment. Nearly all insurance companies require you to go to the SHWC unless it is closed, you are not in Denton, or the medical condition is an emergency.
- Carry your insurance identification card at all times.
- Claim deadline: Make your "claim" for the Health (medical) Insurance company to pay your medical expenses within 20 days of the injury or the first treatment for sickness. The SHWC will help students file their claims.
- Do NOT accept public health care. Non-immigrant students jeopardize their status if they accept any form of free public medical care in the U.S. including medical care for pregnancy or maternity.
- How can I know what Level I might place in when I take the Placement Test?
The IELI operates with five 8-week terms beginning in August, October, January, March and June. See the Dates and Deadlines page for more information.
The deadline is always two months prior to the beginning of each term. (Certain countries excepted. See the Dates and Deadlines page for more information.)
Yes. If a student meets UNT's admission requirements, he or she may enroll in the IELI before enrolling in UNT classes.
Yes; if a student meets UNT's admission requirements, he or she may enroll in the IELI before enrolling in UNT classes.
Yes! The IELI lab is state-of-the-art.
Use our English Proficiency Chart to determine your English level.
Fulbright is a research grant administered by the Institute of International Education. A Fulbright grant may be used for graduate study or research abroad, including scholarly research, study leading to a degree, thesis, or dissertation, or for performance study. It is NOT for people looking for ways to pay for a short-term study abroad program.
The application process this summer and fall will be for the award year of 2009-2010.
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 gpa and be graduating seniors or current graduate students. The process is very competitive. Students must be fluent in the language of the country where they want to go. The central question of the application process is, "Why do you have to do THIS project in THIS location?" That is, why can't you do it here in Denton, or in Zimbabwe, just as well?
Any current UNT student who wishes to apply for a Fulbright Grant must do so through the UNT Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA), Mary Beth Butler. The FPA is responsible for assisting and advising applicants, and for arranging for proposal review and evaluation by a campus committee. The committee can make suggestions to make your proposal even stronger.
Non-UNT students will apply "at-large," or on their own. They may receive applications from their regional IIE office. The online application becomes available in Spring.
Interested students should obtain a copy of the Fulbright booklet (shiny one) along with the information packet. These are typically available in the SAC by late Spring.
Every year, people put off meeting with the FPA because their drafts aren't perfect....and they wait too long! The drafts required prior to the meeting are just that, drafts. Just get something down on paper, and we will work with you from there.
Only if they are applying to go to the same country, and to work in the same field.