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International Graduate Admissions & Graduate Costs

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Graduate applicants must hold a completed and officially conferred U.S. four-year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or the institutionally-recognized international equivalent from 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.


Graduate applicants access the online application directly through their department’s website.

F-1 Visa Applicants Who Currently Live Outside of the US:

If you will be seeking F-1 student visa, we cannot guarantee we will be able to issue an initial 1-20 Certificate of Eligibility if both of the following have not taken place before the deadlines below:

  • An admissions decision has been reached
  • ALL immigration documents have been received and verified

The immigration document deadlines for students living outside the United States are as follows:

  • Spring 2023: November 1, 2022
  • Summer 2023: April 1, 2023
  • Fall 2023: June 1, 2023


For any further questions related to this timeline please contact our office.

Pay the Application Fee

The non-refundable graduate application fee for international applicants is $65.

Applications submitted after the application deadline will incur an additional $30 late fee, even if an academic department has a later deadline.

Applications are not complete until the application fee has been paid.

Some academic programs cover the cost (or the partial cost) of the application fee for their applicants.

Please check the department’s website to determine the exact application fee.

McNair Scholars are eligible to have their application fee waived, but they must upload proof of status to the online graduate application.

Students who will study at the U on a visa are not eligible for need-based fee waivers.

Before submitting your application please be aware of the application deadlines and I-20 document deadlines.

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Fees must be paid online within the application.

Upload All Required Documents

Applicants must upload a copy of all post-secondary transcripts to their application.

  • These transcripts will be used as working copies during the admissions evaluation process.
  • Failure to list all schools previously attended or making false or misleading statements on the application may result in cancellation of admission status and/or loss of credit.
  • Official English translations must be provided if the transcripts are only in the native language.

In addition to academic transcripts, applicants must upload any additional documents required by the academic department/program, such as:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Test Scores, such as the GRE or GMAT.

The University of Utah ETS code is 4853.

  • The Office of Admissions does not have a department code.
  • Departments may require test scores sent directly to their department code.
  • Please check the department’s website for additional information.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to complete the admissions application and can be scanned or e-mailed directly to

Before starting classes at the University of Utah, students must submit an official copy of their post-secondary school transcripts and proof of graduation directly to the Office of Admissions.

Official printed transcripts can be dropped off in a closed envelope sealed with adhesive at the International Admissions service window in the Student Services Building (SSB) or mailed to:

The University of Utah
International Admissions
201 South 1460 East, Room 250s
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA

Please do not send official international transcripts via email or fax as they will not be accepted as official.

If your international school uses the following electronic transcript services they will be considered official:

When requesting your transcripts using any of these services please use this email

The University of Utah will evaluate an application only after we receive all required fees and documents, including transcripts and proof of English proficiency.

Review International Application Documents

Demonstrate English Proficiency


All documents submitted to the University of Utah become its property and will not be released to students or other institutions.

Track Your Application

Your application will be evaluated once we receive:

  • Your completed application
  • The application fee
  • All required documentation

The status of your application can be tracked at the link emailed to you upon application submission.


Please allow 7-10 business days for the online tracker to reflect newly received materials.

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.

Need Readmission?

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 2024 – SPRING 2025 – SUMMER 2025.

Annual Living Expenses* $27,460

Living Expenses (Housing): $9,900

Living Expenses (Food): $5,900

Books & Supplies: $1,240

Health Insurance: $2,720

Other Expenses: $7,700

Includes Two Semester Fees

Non-resident Tuition & Fees** $37,089

International Student Fee ($150 per semester): $300**

Int’l Orientation Fee (one-time charge only): $75**

Graduate Non-Resident Tuition (18 Credits): $36,714

Includes Two Semester Fees

Total Estimated Graduate Cost*** $64,549

**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

Physical Therapy

Entertainment Arts & Engineering

Biomedical Informatics

Communication Disorders

Genetic Counseling

Educational Psychology

Occupational Therapy


Public Health


House Bill 118 Tuition Waiver

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 United 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.