At Syracuse University, we welcome international students and strive to provide them with essential services and academic support to help them succeed. Our Center for International Services provides answers to questions about immigration regulations, passports, visas, insurance, employment, and travel. If you have personal, social, academic, health, housing, or financial problems, their staff also offers advice and counseling.

Visit the Center for International Services on campus, or reach out to them at 315.443.2457 or for questions or concerns. Advisors are available Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For questions specific to our college, reach out to us through our contact page.


International students applying to undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science should have a strong record of success in math (specifically pre-calculus and/or calculus) as well as science (specifically chemistry or physics). Visit the Office of Admissions’ website for complete details on the application process for prospective international undergraduate students.

Learn more about additional resources for international students.

Graduate Students

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo (DET) Score

International applicants are required to submit a TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS score.

  • 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, visit the International Student FAQ page.

If you have completed an advanced degree taught at an accredited U.S. educational institution, your English Language proficiency exam will be waived upon review of your application.

Financial Documents

All admitted international applicants must show evidence of having secured sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study for Syracuse University to issue your visa eligibility document (also known as an I-20), which is required to have your student visa authorized.
Your financial documents will not affect your consideration for scholarships or awards. Program application reviewers don’t 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
  • 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 for additional information.

Special note to International Applicants

Please be advised that any inconsistency in the spelling of your name or the inclusion of an invalid address may delay the processing of your application materials. It’s 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 them to:

Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse University
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
Syracuse University
Graduate Admissions Processing
716 E. Washington St., Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13210-1579