A student approaches the Cadell Building.

International Students

International Students

In order to be eligible for an I-20 visa for travel and study in the United States you are required to provide proof of funds to cover the cost of education and living expenses in the United States for a minimum of one year. Please visit the Bursar’s website for additional information regarding tuition and fees at Georgia Tech, http://www.bursar.gatech.edu/content/tuition-fees.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and wish to be considered for financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) through the Georgia Tech Office of Student Financial Aid. Please visit their website at www.finaid.gatech.edu for additional information. Answering “yes” to the question regarding financial aid on the application for admission DOES NOT constitute application for Institute Financial Aid. You will still need to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for any aid through Georgia Tech.

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

Georgia Tech's accepted tests and minimum score requirement for graduate admission are listed below: 


  • IELTS ≥ 7 (minimum band score for Reading, Listening, and Speaking is 6.5; minimum band score for Writing is 5.5)


  • TOEFL iBT ≥ 90 (each section must score 19 or higher)

Georgia Tech Language Institute English Proficiency Assessment 

  • Overall score of 3 is required to meet the admission requirements.
  • Applicants can sign up for the assessment here. The Language Institute will report the assessment results to Graduate Admissions within 2 business days from the day of the assessment.

Georgia Tech Language Institute's Intensive English Program
Applicants may also successfully complete the advanced level (700 Level) of the Georgia Tech Language Institute's Intensive English Program. The intensive English program is an 8-week program that is offered face to face five times a year.  

We recommend that you achieve acceptable scores prior to submitting your application. Scores must be no more than two years old on the day you are scheduled to begin your graduate studies. Failure to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement will impact our ability to review an application.

Have a Question for Us?

If you can't find the information you were looking for, we'll get you to the right place.