International Students


Visas & Travel Documents 

International students should submit a copy of their passport in their online application. If available, please submit a copy of your student visa or, if the process is pending, the visa application. Please direct questions related to I-20s, visas, and related financial declarations to The Office of International Programs.

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Amigo Miner Program

The Graduate School’s Amigo Miner Program pairs established, current students with incoming international graduate students. Volunteer provide information and support to ease the transition from their home country to El Paso and the UTEP community. Contact Blanca Carrasco for more information.

English Language Proficiency 

If you did not attend high school in the United States and your most recent institution of learning was not located in an English-speaking country, UTEP requires you to provide evidence of English-language proficiency. Please note that the weight of the TOEFL in the application process is determined by each program, and one, the Bilingual MFA, does not require the TOEFL.

UTEP’s institutional TOEFL number is 6829.

List of English Language Proficiency Exempt Countries 

Akrotiri

Namibia

American Samoa

New Zealand

Anguilla

Nigeria

Antigua and Barbuda

Niue

Australia

Norfolk Island

Bahamas, The

Northern Mariana Islands

Barbados

Palau

Belize

Papua New Guinea

Bermuda

Philippines

Bhutan

Pitcairn Islands

Botswana

Puerto Rico

British Virgin Islands

Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha

Cameroon

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Canada

Saint Lucia

Cayman Islands

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Christmas Island

Seychelles

Cook Islands

Sierra Leone

Curacao

Singapore

Dhekelia

Sint Maarten

Dominica

Solomon Islands

Eritrea

South Africa

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

South Sudan

Fiji

Sudan

Gambia, The

Swaziland

Ghana

Tanzania

Gibraltar

Tonga

Grenada

Trinidad and Tobago

Guam

Turks and Caicos Islands

Guernsey

Tuvalu

Guyana

Uganda

Hong Kong

United Kingdom

Ireland

United States

Isle of Man

Vanuatu

Jamaica

Virgin Islands

Jersey

Zambia

Kenya

Zimbabwe

Kiribati

 

Lesotho

 

Liberia

 

Malawi

 

Malta

 

Micronesia, Federated States of

 

Montserrat