We welcome applicants from around the globe and encourage non-US citizens to apply to the Tepper School MBA. If you are an international candidate, please see below for important information related to studying in the United States.
Certification of Financial Resources
As an applicant from a foreign country, you will be required to verify financial resources equal to the total cost of tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program. If admitted, students will be required to submit the following forms with appropriate supporting documentation in order to obtain a valid Visa for entering the United States.
- Graduate Student Financial Statement including official documentation such as personal bank statements and letters of support from any sponsoring organizations.
- If sponsored by an employer or other third party, an Affidavit of Support including official documentation such as bank statements and verification of sponsor support.
Visa regulations can be quite complex, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to be aware of the regulations. Carnegie Mellon University has a Foreign Student Advisor to assist applicants in visa matters, and we strongly recommend that you use this service. Below is contact information for any applicant who would like to contact our Foreign Student Advisor:
Office of International Education
Carnegie Mellon University
Warner Hall / 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
The United States' visa granting authority in the country of origin, ordinarily the United States Embassy, requires proof that sufficient funds are available to a student to cover both years of study before he/she is granted either the student visa (F-1) or an exchange visa (J-1).
Proficiency in English
Non-native English speakers must be skilled and confident when speaking, listening, reading and writing in English to ensure that they can participate fully in our learning environment.
- have a fluent command of rapid, idiomatic English.
- be able to express their thoughts clearly in speech.
- be able to express their thoughts clearly in writing.
Applicants who are not citizens of English speaking countries, or who did not receive a degree from an institution where the language of instruction was English, must prove their proficiency in English by submitting one of the following tests with their application:
- TOEFL: all scores must also be forwarded to Carnegie Mellon by ETS. Use institutional code 2074 and departmental code 02. Any questions about the TOEFL should be directed to ETS
- IELTS: elect Carnegie Mellon and the Tepper School of Business to have your IELTS scores sent to us.