Graduate Admissions Requirements for International Applicants


Official copies of all university/college academic transcripts that include proof of a bachelor’s degree completion from an accredited university or college.

Transcripts must be in English or must include a word-by-word certified translation done by a bona fide translating agency in your country or in the US. An explanation of your university/college grading system must also be provided along with your transcripts.

Additional Documents

The following items are also required to complete your application:

  1. Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers (required)
  2. A Statement of Purpose (required)
  3. A resume (highly recommended)

English Language Testing

PTE score of 50, or TOEFL score of 75, or IELTS score of 6.0, or completion of the University of New Haven’s Academic Preparatory Program (certain majors may require higher English test scores.) The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663.

Completion of the ELS Certificate of Level 112-EAP Program is also accepted in lieu of either the TOEFL or IELTS for most -but not all- graduate majors. For more information on ELS-New Haven, please go to

Please note that the M.S. program in Human Nutrition-Nutritional Genomics, the M.S. program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, the M.S. program in Health Care Administration, and the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice do not accept the EAP-ELS Level 112 certificate or any other English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate. Please see the additional requirement section below for details.
Exception: The minimum PTE score will remain at 50, the minimum TOEFL score will remain at 75 IBT, and the minimum IELTS score will remain at 6.0 for the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering.

Complete and submit the Financial Statement for International Students Form (FSIS) accompanied by an original bank statement from your sponsor showing adequate funds. The bank statement must be in English, signed by a bank official, and dated within six months of the intended term of admission at UNH. To download the FSIS form, click here.

Submit a clear copy of your passport information page with your complete name, date of birth, country of birth, and country of citizenship.

Applicants who are currently residing in the U.S. must submit clear copies of their U.S. visa stamp, I-94 card, I-20 (if any), I-797 (if any), and all other immigration documents.

Application Deadlines for International Students:

You can view a list of program deadlines here. Please be aware that any applications received after the deadlines will automatically be deferred to the next available term.

Sending Your Documents By Mail:

The Graduate Admissions Office will accept copies of official documents for review; however, officials will be required upon admittance. If you choose to send copies please send them to

We recommend you use a special courier such as FEDEX, DHL, or UPS to send your official documents.

Our mailing address is:

University of New Haven
Office of Graduate Admissions
Echlin Hall, 2nd Floor
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT  06516

Application Processing Time: Application processing time is typically one to two weeks from the date your file becomes complete.