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International Students

The University of North Georgia is pleased to assist international students. UNG is located in Northeast Georgia, surrounded by natural beauty, and offers a wide-variety of outdoor activities, yet conveniently located north of Atlanta, a culturally diverse metropolitan area.

An international student is someone who has not been granted or does not have U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency. In order for these students to study in the United States, they must obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa. For more information on immigration and visa regulations, visit the International Student & Scholar Services website.

  • International applicants may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours per semester, excluding summer semester).
  • International applicants must be accepted as degree seeking.
Application Process
  • Applicants should review the Graduate Catalog section for their program before applying.
  • Application and all application materials must be submitted to Graduate Admissions (except Physical Therapy applicants who are required to apply through PTCAS).
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40 is required for all new applications.
  • Graduate admission is program specific.
  • Application deadlines vary by program.
  • Only complete applications are forwarded to the graduate program for review.
  • Applicants receive notification from the program verifying acceptance or denial.
  • Applicants who were accepted, but do not enroll within three semesters, must reapply to the program by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions.
  • Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three semesters must reapply to the program by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions.
  • Documents submitted to fulfill application requirements at UNG become the property of the university and will not be returned.
  • Graduate Studies Grade Point Average Calculation
  • For all non-doctoral programs, the number of completed grade point average credits is the total of completed units taken at the collegiate level for which students received a letter grade A-F or WF (plus and minus points are not used). If a student repeated a course, both attempts are used for the purpose of calculating the graduate admission grade point average. 
  • For physical therapy applicants, the number of completed grade point average credits is the total of completed units taken at the collegiate level and all credits taken beyond the bachelor’s degree for which students received a letter grade A-F. Plus and minus points are used. If a student repeated a course, both attempts are used for the purpose of calculating the graduate admission grade point average. This grade point average calculation was approved by PTCAS, the application submission process through which all physical therapy applicants to the University of North Georgia must apply.
Certificate of Financial Responsibility

It is the applicant's responsibility to demonstrate that sufficient funding is available to meet all university and living expenses for the course of study.

  • Download and complete the Certificate of Financial Responsibility.
  • Sources of financial support or a bank statement verifying that the applicant has a sum of at least $34,500 USD for the first academic year (two semesters), exclusive of travel expenses, are required.
  • Verification must be received directly from the bank or financial institution in a sealed envelope. Personal copies and photocopies will NOT be accepted.
  • Check exchange rates at www.x-rates.com/calculator.
International Transcripts
  • International transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received at least a baccalaureate, if applicable, from a regionally accredited institution and include a cumulative grade point average.
Proof of English Proficiency

English proficiency is proven as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores if applicant's native language is not English.
  • Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted.
  • TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date.
  • Required minimum scores:
    • TOEFL internet based - 79
    • TOEFL computer based test - 213
    • TOEFL paper based test - 550
    • IELTS - 6.5

      -or-
  • Hold a bachelor's or master's degree equivalent from an accredited institution located in a country where English is the primary language.
Student Health Insurance

International students are required to have health insurance. Visit USG Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) for additional information.

Visa Documents

If you are currently residing in the United States, please submit copies of:

  • Visa/I-94 (front and back)
  • I-20
  • Passport

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