International Admissions

You're considered for admission as an international student if you:

  • Hold a visa with a foreign nationality
  • Hold asylum, refugee or temporary protected status
  • Are a pending U.S. permanent resident 

You are an undergraduate student if you are seeking a bachelor's degree and a graduate student if you are seeking a master's or doctoral degree. Check the catalog for more admission information as an undergraduate or graduate student.

How to Apply

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1.  Apply online

  • Apply online at if you are applying for Spring 2022
  • Apply online at if you are applying for Summer 2022 or later

Consult the catalog for more specific undergraduate (first-year or transfer) or graduate (master's or doctoral) international admission information.

2.  Pay the application fee

The $75 fee, which applies to all applicants (new and returning) can be paid by:

  • Credit card online through Apply Texas
  • Certified check or money order payable to TWU sent by mail to Admissions Processing (TWU Admissions Processing | P.O. Box 425649 | Denton, Texas 76204-5649) (include your full name and ID number)
  • Cash (no personal checks) at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring your receipt to Admissions Processing (first floor of ADM ).

3.  Submit documents to TWU

  • Official transcripts, individual annual mark sheets, diplomas and certificates of graduation
  • First-year student applicants only: Official secondary school transcripts, diplomas, certificates and/or national examination scores confirming completion of higher secondary studies
  • Proof of English language proficiency test scores or exemption form
  • Certified word-for-word translations of documents not issued in English
  • Graduate standardized test scores (if applicable)

Submit all application materials, certified checks, money orders and fee waivers to:
TWU Admissions Processing | P.O. Box 425649 | Denton, Texas 76204-5649
Submit electronic application materials to:

4.  Apply to your program

Most graduate and some undergraduate programs have specific admissions requirements you must meet after acceptance to the University.

Find your program in TWU's Program, Majors & Degrees finder to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines.

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Application Deadlines

  • Admission to F1 visa holders is contingent on meeting the immigration deadlines
  • Graduate program deadlines may be earlier than the international application deadline. Contact the graduate department of your program for requirements and deadline information.


  • Preferred deadline: Feb. 1
  • Final deadline: March 1


  • Preferred deadline: March 1
  • Final deadline: May 1


  • Preferred deadline: July 1
  • Final deadline: Oct. 1

Page last updated 10:57 AM, September 22, 2021