Department of English

Requirements for International Students

The Department of English welcomes qualified applicants from outside the US.  International applicants must meet the same standards of admission as other applicants and submit the same application materials, including GRE General Test scores:  please visit our How to Apply page for more information on the application process.  In addition, international applicants must meet a minimum set of language and financial requirements as established by the Auburn University Graduate School.  These requirements are described in more detail below.  


Applicants whose native language is not English must score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  paper version (pBT), 213 on the computer version (cBT), or 79 on the internet version (iBT).  Additionally, successful applicants must score minimums of 16 on the listening, reading, speaking, and writing components of the iBT. Auburn will also accept a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.


The international student must have sufficient funds to cover all fees, transportation, and living expenses. Currently (2012-13) this amount is set at US $ 38,202.  The Graduate School has no funds for scholarships or fellowships and cannot guarantee other forms of financial aid. Therefore, an Official Statement of Finances and certified evidence of a sponsor's financial capability must be submitted. Forms are available at the Graduate School or from the Graduate School web site.


All international students are required to subscribe to Plan II of the Student Insurance Program or provide evidence of equivalent coverage. Information is available at the Auburn Medical Clinic.

Additional questions about insurance, language, and financial requirements can be directed to Jessica Corbett (, international admissions processor for the Auburn University Graduate School. 

Last Updated: August 06, 2012