International Applicants

Guidelines for Graduates of Colleges and Universities outside the United States:

Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in a country for which English is not the primary language (regardless of United States' residency status) must obtain a minimum score of 600 on the written (or minimum score of 250 on the computer-based) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The program must receive an official score report directly from Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. TOEFL must have been taken within the five years prior to application.

Students who are permanent residents of the US or have completed a degree at a US institution are not required to submit TOEFL scores. Furthermore, students who are citizens of the following English speaking countries are exempt from TOEFL: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Trinadad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work taken outside of the United States must be submitted to the program, along with a report from a credentialing organization such as Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services. The report must demonstrate equivalency to a bachelor's degree received at an American college or university and must evaluate the transcript course-by-course for equivalency to required prerequisites for admission to the Anesthesiology Program.

All international students are required by Emory University to show proof of ability to pay for two years of tuition prior to becoming admitted.

Please note that no exceptions will be made for required course work regardless of degrees or certification received outside the United States, experience, work background, or education.

International students are welcome to apply; however exceptions are not granted to those applicants that may currently hold MA, PhD or MD degrees. The admissions process is the same for domestic and international students. All applicants will receive a full review of their file, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. All applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate college degree program. If your undergraduate degree is from a college or university in the United States or Canada, the college or university must be regionally accredited in order for you to qualify for admission to Emory. If your undergraduate degree is from a college outside the United States and English was not the primary language, you must complete at least one full semester of coursework in English at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college before submitting an application to Emory.  A TOEFL score of 600 or better (written) or 250 or better (computer-based) is also required and all applicants must take the GRE or MCAT. Please note that citizens of foreign countries are ineligible to receive U.S. federal financial aid. Permanent residents with I-151, I-551, or I-551C VISAS are eligible for federal financial aid, as well as merit-based scholarships.

For more information and assistance, please contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at 727-3300, or visit