Admissions - International

If you’re an international student wishing to pursue a graduate degree at UNLV, the information contained within these pages will guide the way. From English competency criteria to deadlines and transcript requirements, rely on these resources to meet all of the admissions requirements for international students.

Please note that to be considered for admission, prospective students must complete two simultaneous application processes: one in the Graduate College and the other in the department that offers your program of study.

This website guides you through the Graduate College application requirements and timetables; please visit your department/degree program website for information on their particular admissions requirements and deadlines.  Remember, you need to apply to the department offering your program of study and to the Graduate College at the same time.

Admissions Process

  1. When to Apply Rely on this outline to learn when to apply.
  2. How to Apply Follow these procedures to submit your application.
  3. After You've Applied Check on your application status, get familiar with the Graduate Catalog, and review financing and housing options.
  4. After You’re Admitted Cross these final requirements off your list and prepare for the first day.

Important Information

Note: Any documents received by the Graduate College become property of the University and cannot be returned.

  1. Admissions Requirements Review requirements for advanced degree and certificate program applicants.
  2. Immunizations Nevada state law prohibits students from attending class without proof of immunizations. The Graduate College upholds this statute by preventing registration for admitted students who have not submitted proper proof of immunizations. Please select link to get further information on immunization requirements for new students.
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