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International Students

Contact the Office of Admissions by phone or WhatsApp for help along the process: +1 (737) 226 3916.


Application Deadline: January 1

International applicants are considered for fall-term admission only and must complete an application no later than January 1st of the same year.

Degree Eligibility

International Students are only eligible for a student visa if they apply for one of our Master Degree programs.

Language Proficiency

Students must meet English Proficiency Requirements. At Austin Seminary we require a TOEFL test for all applicants that did not study in English. Students are required to present scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Austin Seminary’s TOEFL institution code is 6018. The minimum acceptable score for the IBT (Internet-based TOEFL) is 79 or greater.


International applicants must submit proof of adequate financial funding to cover living and educational costs for the duration of the program. International Students can apply for financial aid at the Seminary.

Tuition fees for one year are $16,800. International students who do not receive any form of funding must provide proof of $35,000 of funds per year. International students who receive a scholarship must provide proof of finances of a minimum of $10,000 per year. International students who receive fellowships must provide proof of $5,000 per year. Please note that scholarships and fellowships do not cover Medical insurance, Renter’s Insurance, entrance fees, registration fees, student fees, or graduation fees. Please review the sample students’ budget.

International Students currently in the US

An international student currently studying in the United States on an F-1 visa who desires to transfer this status to Austin Seminary, is eligible to do so only if their F-1 student status is being maintained. International applicants verify their F-1 student status by completing a Transfer Request for International Student form, available from the Austin Seminary Office of Admissions. This form requires the signature of the international student advisor at the United States institution the applicant most recently attended. When completed, the form is returned to the Office of Admissions.


The Form I-20 A-B will be issued to the international student once all standards for admission have been met and all required items received. After the student obtained their Form I-20 they must pay a I-901 SEVIS Fee (I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) of $350. This fee is mandatory and must be paid before you enter the United States. It is the responsibility of you as the student to pay this fee. Upon payment students will be able to book an appointment with their local consulate and start the process of applying for an F1 visa.


SpanTran is our international transcript evaluation service. All International Applicants’ transcripts must go through SpanTran. They have created a custom application for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Application - Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


International students are required to have adequate health and hospitalization insurance for themselves and their dependents.  See what options are available here: