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International Students

InternationalAt the University of Hartford, we pride ourselves on being an international university that is large enough to include students from the United States and more than 60 other countries around the world. Yet we are small enough to provide individual attention to all our students. Encouraging international graduate education and understanding is an important part of our mission as a university. It is also a major part of our role as a leading American university.

I-20 Guide

  • The Graduate Admission Office & International Center will stop issuing Fall 2016 I-20s after July 15th. All applications for the Fall 2016 must be completed by July 10th to ensure I-20 issuance. All files completed after July 10th can be deferred to the next semester.
  • The Graduate Admission Office processes I-20s on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • I-20 requests will be processed after a student has submitted their deposit. Once accepted, international students must submit their $300 deposit prior to an I-20 being issued. The deposit is a prepayment of tuition and will be applied to the student's future tuition bill. If a student's visa is denied, a refund request can be emailed to GradStudy@hartford.edu .
  • Once your I-20 is issued we will mail the I-20 to your permanent address and email you the FedEx tracking number.
  • If you have already been issued a different kind of visa (H-1, F-2) or have a Green Card please email Gradstudy@hartford.edu to inform us.

Admission Requirements and Procedures

for International Applicants

International applicants are required to submit the following materials and English-proficiency test scores as part of their graduate application:

  • Application fee: International applicants, who incur the expense of having their non-U.S. academic degrees evaluated by WES, have their $50 application fee waived; international students applying to The Hartt School are still responsible for a $40 audition fee
  • Guarantor's Statement (pdf) with supporting financial documents from a financial institution with current U.S. dollars exchange rates within 6 months of enrollment
  • Estimated Expenses (pdf)
  • WES  All international transcripts must be evaluated by WES on a Basic course-by-course basis.
  • TOEFL , PTE or IELTS For students who are not native speakers of the English Language
    • Average TOEFL scores for students range from a minimum of 80 (Internet Based Total), and 550 (Paper Based Total). The minimum score for the PTE is a 58. IELTS minimum score for graduate studies is 6.5. Please contact the graduate program director for specific score requirements in your program. 
  • Once accepted, international students must submit their $300 deposit prior to an I-20 being issued. The deposit is a prepayment of tuition and will be applied to the student's future tuition bill. If a student's visa is denied, a refund request can be emailed to GradStudy@hartford.edu .

  • Immunization Record Required prior to registering for classes.

International Student ORientation

Accepted and Deposited International Students are required to attend International Student Orientation, for more information please visit the Orientation website.

Would you like us to greet you at Bradley International Airport (BDL) or Union Station, Hartford CT (Train or Bus) on our scheduled arrival day, Wednesday, August 24? Or would you like us to arrange free temporary housing for you on-campus from August 24 - August 30Submit the Arrival Greeting Request by August 5; otherwise, you will need to make your own transportation arrangements to campus and arrange your own housing for orientation.

International Center

The International Center has been established to assist all international students, exchange visitors, dependents, faculty, and guests of the University of Hartford community. For information on I-20s and other important immigration forms, visit their webpage:

International Center Information:

Location:    Gengras Student Union, room 327
Hours:
         8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Phone:        860.768.4870 (dial 011 first if calling internationally)