TOEFL or IELTS Score
All international applications are required to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score. You may submit one score or the other; you do not need to submit both.
For Fall ’21 applications, we are accepting Duolingo in addition to TOEFL/IELTS to demonstrate language proficiency.
- Applicants who are citizens of the following English-speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL scores: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.
- For more information on TOEFL scores, whether you need to submit your scores, and other common questions for international applicants to Syracuse University, please visit the International Student FAQ page.
If you have completed an advanced degree taught at an accredited U.S. educational institution, your TOELF/IELTS requirement will be waived upon review of your application.
All admitted international applicants must show evidence of having secured sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study in order for Syracuse University to issue your visa eligibility document (also known as an I-20), which is required in order to have your student visa authorized.
Your financial documents have no bearing on your consideration for scholarships or awards. Program application reviewers do not have access to view your financial documents.
Applicants who choose to submit financial statements after an offer of admission is made may experience processing and delivery delays that can impact the receipt of the I-20 and the schedule of your visa appointment.
Requirements for financial documentation
- If you are a privately-sponsored applicant: you’ll need to demonstrate acceptable evidence of your funding. This consists of a certified current bank statement on official bank letterhead, signed by an authorized bank official, indicating sufficient funds exist to meet at least first-year expenses in U.S. dollars as per Syracuse University’s current estimate.
- If you are a government-sponsored applicant: you’ll need to submit an original award letter or a certified copy of an award letter. The letter must state the annual amount of the award in U.S. dollars. All financial documents must be written in English and valid within one year of the start of the semester.
How to submit financial documentation
- By email: You can scan your financial documents and email them to Syracuse University Enrollment Management at [email protected].
- By fax: You can fax your funding documentation to 315-443-3423
On all documents you send via fax, please include:
Your full name
Date of birth
Name of the program you are applying to
Your SU I.D. number (this is issued to you after you submit your application)
Please visit https://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/graduate/international/funding-requirements/ for additional information.
Special note to International Applicants
Please be advised that any inconsistency in the spelling of your name or inclusion of an invalid address may delay the processing of your application materials. It is strongly recommended that the spelling and order of names be consistent with the applicant’s passport.
Where to Send Supplementary Application Materials
Your application and supporting materials should be submitted online. If you need to send any additional items, please mail to:
Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse, NY 13235-5060
Note: If you are sending materials using a package delivery company (i.e. FedEx, UPS, DHL), please use this address:
Enrollment Management Processing Center
Graduate Admissions Processing
716 E. Washington St., Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13210-1579