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.
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. Note: The Bilingual MFA, does not require the TOEFL.
UTEP’s institutional TOEFL number is 6829.
Amigo Miner Program
The Graduate School at the University of Texas at El Paso offers support to incoming graduate students from outside the Paso del Norte region. Through the Amigo (friend) Miner Program, a current UTEP student will be assigned to assist you. Your Amigo will provide information about accommodations and local transportation options, and help you transition into your new setting. Your Amigo Miner will also give you a tour of the campus!
Amigo Miners are here to help!
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to welcoming you to UTEP!
The Amigo Miner Team
Visit the new graduate student page for more information to help you plan for your transition into the El Paso area.