International students are a large and important part of our community. As part of your application, you will be asked to acknowledge the following School of Music policies in the International Student Application Agreement:
1. Non-native speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 85 or higher
Graduate degrees in the School of Music require a high level of reading, writing, and speaking ability. If you cannot submit an official score of 85+ by December 1, 2022, please do not apply. Although the Graduate School offers to waive this requirement for U.S. degree holders, the School of Music does not grant TOEFL waivers. A Special Home Edition test score is acceptable. Please contact James (below) with questions.
2. All international students must complete the Financial Statement
If you are admitted to the Graduate School, you will be asked to complete a Financial Statement showing possession of sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses for one year. Click here for the current amount required. Funding stipends in the School of Music will cover most, but not all, of these expenses.