International Graduate Admissions & Graduate Costs
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Graduate applicants have completed the equivalent of a U.S. four-year Bachelor’s degree at either a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a foreign institution recognized by the country’s Ministry of Higher Education.
All prospective graduate students must submit an application to the University of Utah, including those who are currently undergraduate students at the University. The link to the application can be found on each graduate program’s website.
It can take longer to process applications from international applicants due to the time needed to convert grades from foreign educational systems and to process I-20 documents. The earlier you submit your documents, the faster you will receive an admissions decision.
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Review Admissions Standards and Deadlines
Graduate applicants must meet both their department deadlines and the International Admission Office deadlines listed below. Please check your department’s website to confirm your program-specific deadline.
- The University of Utah accepts graduate applications for the spring semester, summer term and fall semester.
- Some departments only admit students to certain terms (e.g., only fall).
- The general graduate deadlines are listed below, but many programs have deadlines that are earlier than those listed.
PLEASE NOTE: International Students must meet application deadlines and I-20 document deadlines.
Policy Regarding Accepting an Offer of Admission & Financial Support
Once the academic department/program admissions committee decides which applicants to recommend for admission, they will complete the department’s referral form advising the University Office of Admissions of their decisions.
Once academic departments/programs complete the department referral form, the University Office of Admissions will do a final review of all applicants to determine if they meet the Graduate School admissions requirements.
If you meet all admissions criteria and the academic department/program has recommended you for admission to your respective degree program, the Office of Admissions will complete the admission processes and notify you.
An official Letter of Acceptance will be sent by postal mail from the University Office of Admissions.
When a decision has been posted to your ApplyYourself account, an email will be sent advising you to sign in to your ApplyYourself account to view the decision.
Graduate School Policy states:
- Graduate students are required to maintain continuous registration and must acquire permission from their Graduate Department for a “Leave of Absence” before leaving the University.
- A graduate student who fails to register for a term (excluding summer term) and does not file for a leave of absence is immediately made ineligible to register for future terms.
- Continuing students who have been discontinued will be required to apply for readmission into their graduate program.
If you are a previous graduate student who did not maintain continuous registration in your academic program, you must reapply through the ApplyYourself online graduate admissions application found at each graduate program’s website.
Estimated International Graduate Expenses for I-20 Purposes
Below is a breakdown of the estimated undergraduate expenses for international students requesting an I-20 from the University of Utah for FALL 2022 – SPRING 2023 – SUMMER 2023.
Annual Living Expenses* $23,389
Room and Board: $15,012
Health Insurance: $2,269
Other Expenses: $5,148
Total Living Expenses: $23,389
Includes Two Semester Fees
Non-resident Tuition & Fees** $28,560
International Student Fee: $300**
Int’l Orientation Fee (one-time charge only): $75**
Graduate Non-Resident Tuition (18 Credits): $28,060
Matriculation Fee (one-time charge only): $125
Tuition & Fees Total: $28,560
Includes Two Semester Fees
Total Estimated Graduate Cost*** $51,949
**The Office of International Student & Scholar Services charges these fees.
Graduate students must only prove they have funding for 9 credit hours per semester in order for the University of Utah to issue an I-20.
Some graduate departments have higher credit hour requirements and tuition rates.
The following departments have different tuition rates and fees associated with them.
- Please check with your department for current tuition rates and fees.
- You may also check current tuition rates here.
David Eccles School of Business
- MBA, MprA, MS
- Executive MBA Program
- Professional MBA Program
- MAcc Evening Program
S.J. Quinney College of Law
School of Medicine
- Physician’s Assistant
College of Architecture + Planning
College of Education (Masters)
College of Engineering
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy (PharmD)
College of Social Work
- MPA/ Executive MPA
Entertainment Arts & Engineering
You may qualify for the House Bill 118 tuition waiver, which allows eligible Utah high school graduates the opportunity to attend Utah universities and colleges and have the non-resident portion of their tuition waived.
You may qualify for this waiver if you:
- Are a foreign national legally admitted to the Unites States (holds a non-immigrant visa such as F-1, H-4, J-1, etc.)
- Attended a Utah high school for three or more years.
- Graduated or will graduate from a Utah high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in Utah.
- House Bill 118 is a Utah State law.
- If HB118 requirements are met, proof of funding is required for I-20 issuance.
- The estimated amount needed for an I-20 has nothing to do with the Utah State Law HB118 tuition waiver.
- If your HB118 application is approved, you will be responsible for the resident portion of tuition cost.
Important Notes About Dependents & Actual Expenses
The estimated cost per year for each dependent is $6,000.
- This will be calculated into the required proof of funding for each dependent requested.
- Your actual expenses may be higher or lower than this estimate depending on your personal spending habits.
- The estimated cost for room and board is for living on-campus.
- If you will be living off-campus, the cost of living will likely increase.
International students pay non-resident tuition rates at the University of Utah.
- The estimate reflects the minimum amount required for issuing an I-20 needed for the F-1 student visa application process.
- Amounts are subject to change at any time.
- All students are eligible for resident tuition rates during the summer term.