International Students Admission Requirements

Deadlines for Admission

May  1

Entering Fall Semester

September 1

Entering Spring Semester

January 15

Physical Therapy Program*

February 1
Entering Summer Session

*The Physical Therapy and Medical Science programs only review applications for Fall Semester entry. Please note the deadlines above.

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Applicants outside of the U.S. need to apply early and allow plenty of time. When you mail your application materials, they may take several days or a few weeks to reach us. We may have to wait for your official TOEFL, IELTS, or other required test scores to arrive. If you are admitted, it will take a few days or weeks for your I-20 Form to reach you by mail. Then you will have to make an appointment for a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy or consulate, which may not be available immediately.

Your application and supporting documents must be received by the above stated deadlines to be considered for admission. Please send the following to complete your admissions file:

  • Completed application form
  • $50 non-refundable fee (cashier’s check or money order)
  • An official transcript from each college/university attended with English translation. Please request official translations services (ex., WES Worldwide Evaluation Services). A credential evaluation is a comparison of your academic accomplishments to the standards in the United States.
  • Official test scores of the:
  • GMAT (Business Administration applicants)
  • MCAT or DAT (Medical Science applicants)
  •  *** SUBMISSION OF THE GRE SCORE IS WAIVED INDEFINITELY FOR ALL APPLICANTS with the exception of Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) applicants.
  • In addition to the above test scores:
  • PRAXIS (Education applicants)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (Applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommender signature is required)
  • *Three letters of recommendation (instead of the standard two) for Atmospheric Science or Planetary Science applicants ONLY
  • Personal Statement
  • Passport

Your application and supporting documents can  be e-mailed to or mailed to:

The Graduate College
Hampton University
Wigwam Hall, 309
Hampton, VA 23668

The Graduate College will forward your application packet to the department to review once your file is complete. A decision letter will be mailed to the permanent residence once the review process has been completed.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)/
International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate that their English language skills are sufficient for them to undertake advanced academic work in an English-speaking institution. To show English proficiency, an applicant must provide scores for the TOEFL or IELTS examination. The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Hampton University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 71 on the TOEFL – IBT or 197 on the TOEFL- CBT examination for admission to the Graduate College or a 6.5 on the IELTS exam. To have your scores sent to Hampton University, you will need to provide the institution code (5292) to ETS. Please consult your TOEFL registration booklet or the department code list on the TOEFL website. For further information on IELTS exam please visit their website at

Financial Resources: Applicants who expect to hold an F-1 visa will need an I-20 Form. Evidence that a student will have sufficient funds available for the first academic year must be provided to issue this form. Typically these funds come from a teaching or research assistantship, a scholarship, or personal/family sources. A completed and properly notarized Financial Affidavit must be provided to the Graduate College by the individual providing the support. Hampton University also requires a photocopy of bank statements that document availability of funds when personal/family support is used.

Note: Students admitted as Special/Non-degree status are not eligible for an I-20.