International First Year Admission | Admission (2024)

International First Year Admission

Apply via the Common Application

First Time in College International Applicant

Howard University welcomes applications from talented international students as freshmen; that is, students who have never matriculated into a degree program at Howard University or any other post-secondary institution of higher education.International students are advised to begin the admission process at least one year prior to the time they wish to enter the University because additional time is usually essential for submission of required tests, academic documents, evaluations and immigration-related matters. Students are encouraged to apply via the Common App during their final year (12th/13th grade depending on your education system) of secondary school.

This page is also applicable to US citizens/nationals who have studied outside the United States. Please complete the admission requirements listed below, as well as the FAFSA for financial aid consideration.

As part of our holistic admission process, we consider student'ssecondary school academic record, standardized college entrance exams (SAT or ACT), leadership in school and community activities, uniquetalents and skills, and educational objectives.

Once an application has been submitted via the Common App,changes cannot generally be made. Thus, we do implore all applicants to thoroughly review their application prior to submission.

As of August 2018, we no longer offer Spring entry for first year applicants.The first year admission team can be reached via email at can also be reached via telephone at 202-806-2755.For the latest admission updates, follow us onTwitter&Instagram!

International First Year Application Details

Recommended Coursework

For admission consideration, an applicant should have a well-balanced college preparatory program that includes the followingrecommendedcourse work:

Our students come from across the globe, so we are familiar with the differences in the various curricula. We place emphasis on a well-rounded curriculum, rather than the specific years recommended above.

Admission Plans

First Time in College (FTIC) applicants have the opportunity to submit an application for Early Decision, Early Action or Regular Decision.

  • Early Decision (ED) is a binding admission plan that is designed for students whose first choice is Howard University. ED applicants may apply to other colleges/universities while we review their applications, but may only apply to one college/university early decision. In general, if an ED applicant is offered admission to Howard, he/she must withdraw all other college applications. However, ED applicants seeking financial aid need not withdraw other applications until they have received notification about financial aid. If we have not met the full financial need of an admitted ED applicant (based on submitted FAFSA/HU ISFAA information), enrollment would not required.EDdecisions are provided to students via email in late January.For more information on how to submit the agreement, visit the Common App Support site forStudentsorRecommenders.
  • Early Action (EA) is a nonbinding admission plan. EA allows high achieving students the opportunity to receive their admission decision early in the admissions process. EAdecisions are provided to students via email in late January. Scholarships are also awarded at this time for all accepted Early Action & Early Decision applicants that meet the specific requirements.
    • NOTE: EA and ED applicants with incomplete applications after November 15will be moved to the regular decision applicant pool.
  • Regular Decision (RD)is a nonbinding admission plan. Under our RD admission plan, students are provided with an admission decision via email by early April.RD applicants with incomplete applications after March 1will not be able to receive an admission decision. Thus, we do encourage all RD applicants to submit their admission items by our posted document deadline.
    • NOTE: RD applicants with incomplete applications after March 1 will not be rendered with a finaldecision. These admission files will be marked as incomplete.

Please note:Once your application has been submitted, your decision plan cannot generally be changed.

As of August 2018, we no longer offer Spring entry for FTIC applicants.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $45 application fee is charged as part of the Common Application process. Payment is made via Common App (personal checks are not accepted). Unfortunately, the Office of Admission does not issue fee waivers.

If paying the application fee may cause you and your family to faceunusual financial hardship, we will accept the Common App fee waiver. If you will be using a fee waiver,please ensure your counselor submits the required Common Application fee waiver affirmation via Common App or via mail (if 'Offline' submission is selected).

No other fee waiver form (e.g. NACAC, SAT, ACT etc.) is required. Only the Common App fee waiver affirmation is required. Fee waiver forms should not be submitted via email.

If you erroneously submitted your application with a fee waiver, please follow the below instructions:

  1. Go tothe Howard University section on the Common App.
  2. Select"Review and Submit- Common App".
  3. Click the highlighted link under "Application Fee Waiver Requested" and follow the instructions to make your payment.

Please see the Common Application'sindicators of economic needfor more information.

High School Academic Records

For admission consideration, students must submit academic records for grades nine to twelve (or thirteen).

  • For students who have studied in any ofthese systems (PDF), an academicevaluation is not required. Please have your counselor submit certified copies of yourinternalhigh school academic transcripts (grades 9 to 12+), as well as external examinationpredicted grades and/or official national standardized examination certificates. Your counselormay certify and submit these documents viaCommon App(as an Optional Report--highly preferred) or viamail(if submitting 'Offline'--not preferred, as there may be significant delays in our receipt of mailed items). You maynotsubmit your school records via email.

Examples of national standardized examination certificates include CSEC, CAPE, BGCSE,GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, IB, and WASSCE.Statement of results, provisional notifications of results,website print out of results, and results listed on high school transcripts will ONLY be accepted via the Common App/mail if thecertificate has not yet been issued by the examination body. If your official certificate is available, please ensure your counselor submits it by the given document deadline. If you have not taken your final set of exit exams, but will take them during the school year, please ensure predicted grades are submitted by your designated counselor.

  • If you are an international student who will graduate with a U.S. high school diploma, or you are a Canadian high school student, please follow theDomestic Admissionrequirements. If you previously attended a non-US high school, please ensure that you also submit certified copies of your academic records from your previous institution (for grades 9 to 12+).

  • An academic evaluation byaNACES memberis required fromall international students who have not met the above criteria (i.e. did not study in any of thesethese systems (PDF)or in the US/Canada).All transcripts from non-US educational institutions must be sent directly to the evaluation agencyby the issuing institution. This is a requirement before admission can be granted. The academic evaluation requirementcannot be waived. Moreover, if your transcript, exit exam, leaving certificate, or grade scale system is in a foreign language, an official English translationis required. Statement of results, provisional notifications of results, and website print out of results will not be accepted. Students are encouraged to submit their documents for evaluation well in advance of the document deadline to avoid any potential delays. Please also ensure you select an evaluation report that will provide provide a U.S. equivalent high school GPA.

We highly encourage you to select a NACES member with electronic delivery.We are currently able to receive evaluations electronically viaECE,IEE,WES (ICAP), andSpanTran. Evaluations will not be accepted via email/fax.

Please also note the below items as it relates to your counselor's Common App submissions.

  • Mid year reports are not required for admission, but may be submitted when available.Please do not make submissions of progress grades via email.
  • Any available internal high school records submitted by the applicable document deadline will be considered for admission.
    • For example, if grade 12/13 grades are not yet available for early applicants, grades 9 through 11/12 records will be considered.
  • If your counselor needs to submit a corrected/updatedtranscript, he/she/they may submit the new transcript (if a final report has not yet been submitted) via the 'Optional Report' or 'Mid Year Report' options if available.
  • If you attended multiple high schools, please have your current counselor submit ALL your available (including prior high school) academic records.
  • We are unable to confirm receipt of recommender submissions prior to your application being officially submitted via Common App.

Students are able to track the status of their counselor's submissions in real time via Common App's 'Recommenders & FERPA' areaif their counselorsubmits the 'School Report' via Common App. Mail and NACES member submissions are not visible via the Common App.

Standardized Tests


For the 2022-23 admission cycle, SAT/ACT testscores are not required to render a first yearadmission application complete. Students who do not submittestscoreswill notbe at a disadvantage in the admission process. This policy will extend to theKarsh STEMprogram. This policy does not extend to joint degree (e.g. BS/MD, BS/DDS, BA/JD) programs.

Please also note, applicants with complete files who do not submit officialtestscores by the given document deadline for their desired admission plan, will be rendered with afinaldecision based on the credentials that are on file. As such, we do implore all students to give serious consideration into their desired admission plan, and whether they will opt into thetestoptional choice.

For example, an early applicant who does not submittestscores by November 15, but has all other required credentials on file, will be notified of afinaldecision in January. There will be no subsequent opportunities to appeal this decision or submittestscores for consideration. Also note, once your application has been submitted, your decision plan cannot generally be changed.

For students who elect to submit SAT (school code – 5297) or ACT scores (school code - 0674),only official scores submitted via the testing agency will be considered. The below submissions will NOT be considered:

  • Self-reported scores.
  • Score reports from school counselors.
  • Scores on transcripts.

The essay section is not required for the SAT/ACT exam. We do not superscore the ACT exam.

Octoberisthe last test date that will be considered for early action & early decision applicants.December is the last test date that will be considered for regular decision applicants. Scores submitted after these test dates will not be considered.


A score of 90 on the Internet based (IBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)is required for applicants whose native language is not English. Howard’s school code is 5297. Only official reports from ETS will be accepted. Note: in lieu of the TOEFL, applicants may submit results from IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of a 6.5. Only the TOEFL/IELTS exams are accepted at this time.

We will automatically waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for international students who are from a nation where English is an official language orwho have studied in the United States for at least four years. For students whose language of instruction in secondary school is English, we may also waive this requirement provided a letter and supporting documentation be submitted from an administrator at your school stating that the official language of instruction at your school is English, and that you have taken a curriculum in which the classes you took are taught in English. These items can be uploaded to your Common Application by your counselor.

Letters of Recommendation

Howard University requires two letters of recommendation for admission consideration. While you may assign recommenders via Common App/Naviance to submit additional letters, only two will be guaranteed to be considered as part of our review.

  • One letter of recommendation from a high school counselorsubmitted by your counselor via Common App/Naviance (highly preferred) is required. If your counselor is unable to submit your letter via the application system or a (linked) third party system, he/she/they may submit itdirectly to us via mail (not preferred, as there may be significant delays in our receipt of mailed items). You may not submit your recommenders' letter(s) on their behalf. Letters are not accepted via email.
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teachersubmitted by your teacher via Common App/Naviance (highly preferred) is required.If your teacher is unable to submit your letter via the application system or a (linked) third party system, he/she/they may submit itdirectly to us via mail (not preferred, as there may be significant delays in our receipt of mailed items). You may not submit your recommenders' letter(s) on their behalf.Letters are not accepted via email.

If you would like to assign an additional recommender (note, only two letters will generally be considered) or to troubleshoot issues with non-Common App submissions, you may assign your non-counselor recommenderas an 'Other Recommender' via Common App.

Students are able to track the status of their recommenders'submissions in real time via Common App's 'Recommenders & FERPA' area if their recommenders submit lettersvia Common App ora Common App Integration Partner (e.g. Naviance, Xello,Cialfo, BridgeU, Maia Learning, FolderWave etc.). Other service provider submissions (e.g. Parchment Exchange, SCOIR*) or mail submissions are not visible via Common App.

*Once the item is marked as submitted, we are in receipt. Items will be periodically downloaded and added to each students' file.

Application Essays

As part of the Common Application, students must submit the main Common Application essay as part of their application. You may access theCommon App essay promptsvia the highlighted link. In addition to the main Common Application essay, Howard University hasoneoptionalessay that may be accessed via theWritingsection of the Common App. Students are not required to submit the optional essay. Essays provide us with a chance to learn more about you, including yourpassions, goals, and general interest in Howard University. As such, we do implore all students to place considerable effort into crafting well-written essays that accurately reflect who they are, and what they hope to achieve should they be granted admission.

All essays must be submitted with your Common Application by the application deadline. Our application deadlines are November 1 for early applicants, November 15 for Theatre Arts performance majors (Acting, Dance & Musical Theatre), and February 1 for regular decision applicants. Once your application has been submitted, changescannotbe made. Email submission of (corrected) essayswill notbe accepted; as such, we do encourage all students to review theiressays (including formatting, spelling errors etc.) prior to making their application submission.

Applicants to the BS/MD & BS/DDS programs will also be required to submit an additional essay for the respective program via theWritingsection of the Common App.For more information, please see ourSpecial Audienceswebpage.

Tracking Recommender's Submissions

As noted in the above tiles, your assigned counselor should submit your transcript, counselor letter of recommendation, and fee waiver affirmation (if eligible) via the Common App. Moreover, you should assign one teacher to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Items areNOTaccepted via email. If your school uses a Common App partner system (e.g. Naviance, Xello etc.), submissions will also appear on the Common App once your application has been linked (please contact your school counselor for assistance). Additional confirmation of receipt isNOTrequired once the items appear as submitted onyourCommon App.

To check the status of the items yourassigned recommendershave submitted (onlyif they submit these items via Common App or a Common App partner system – highly preferred), please view your Howard University Common Application dashboard (click ‘Status’ then ‘Recommenders andFERPA’).If your recommenders will be making submissions via another system (e.g. Parchment, SCOIR etc.), items received will be marked as downloaded by our team via said system. Items submitted viamail arenot preferred, as there may be significant delays in our receipt of mailed items.

All other updates on your application status and any outstanding requirements will be sentvia email. Therefore, please add us to your email safe senders list, read all our emails carefully, and follow the outlined instructions.

Additional Program Specific Requirements


All prospective Studio Art majors must submit a slide portfolio of 12-15 images and videos of original creative works. No more than 2-3 views of any one work should be included. To submit electronically, applicants should use the portfolio submission portal. For more information,

Theatre Arts

Prospective Theatre Arts majors must fulfill an audition, portfolio, and/or interview requirement as evidence of their ability to successfully pursue college-level work in their desired concentrations. For more information, Please note, all Theatre Arts applicants to performance majors (Acting, Dance & Musical Theatre) must submit their application for admission by November 15 via the Common App (applicants who apply after Nov. 1 must select the Regular Decision admission plan). All non-performance majors (Theatre Arts Administration & Theatre Technology) must submit an application by February 15. Admission into the Dance program at Howard is by audition and invitation only. Prospective majors must complete an intensive dance placement audition. An interview with the Dance faculty will follow the audition. For more information,


All prospective Music majors must present a successful voice or instrument audition, which is scheduled by appointment only. DVDs or CDs will be accepted from applicants who are unable to audition in-person. For more information, visit

NOTE: Students who apply to the above programs are granted conditional admission into Howard University pending their portfolio/audition results. To gain full admission, students must complete and receive a favorable decision from the respective Fine Arts department. Students who have not been admitted into the above programs at the department level may choose an alternate major if granted admission into the university. As such, we do implore all prospective fine arts students to give deep consideration to their second major preference.

Architecture & Design Studies

A portfolio of creative works must be submitted to the department for consideration. The portfolio should include a minimum of one and a maximum of three examples of creative expression in graphic, written or audiovisual form. All portfolios should be submitted For more information,

Financial Aid

International and DACA students must also submit the HU ISFAA to be considered for financial aid. Detailed instructions on how to submit the HU ISFAA, will be available in the coming weeks. Scholarship awards take into consideration students' need and merit achievements.As such, we cannot provide specific award amounts until your completed application and FAFSA/HU ISFAA has been received and reviewed.

Students who do not submit test scores will not be at a disadvantage in the awarding process.Students who opt into the test optional choiceare eligible for scholarship consideration, as other factors (e.g. academic records)will be considered.

Students must submit their HU ISFAA by the corresponding application deadline for priority consideration.Our application deadlines are November 1 for Early Action/Decision, and February 15 for Regular Decision.

Please see theFinancial Supportpage for more information on financial aid opportunities.


Students must submit their applications and supporting documents by the following dates.
Application Type Application Deadline (for receipt of submitted Common Application) Document Deadline (for receipt of optional test scores, letters of recommendation, academic records etc.) Notification Date (notices will be sent via email)
Early Action November 1, 2022 November 15, 2022 Late January 2023
Early Decision November 1, 2022 November 15, 2022 Late January 2023
Theatre Arts (Acting, Dance & Musical Theatre majors ONLY) November 15, 2022 November 15, 2022 Late January 2023
Regular Decision February 15, 2023 March 1, 2023 Early April 2023
International First Year Admission | Admission (2024)


Are international students less likely to be accepted? ›

For many schools, the international admissions rate is less than half that of the overall admissions rate. This means that international students are competing against each other in numbers just as large as domestic US students but for fewer spots.

Why do international students get rejected? ›

Common Reasons behind Student Visa Rejection

Incorrect or false documents. Inadequate language or communication skills. Misbehaviour during the visa interview. Failure to explain the reason for choosing a particular course, university, or country.

Is it hard to get into university as an international student? ›

As outlined in that post and in our methodology, we've found that it is between 2–3x more difficult for international students to gain admission to top US colleges when compared with domestic students.

Can I study in UK with 50% marks? ›

High ranked Universities student needs to have 80 to 95% in 12th. Middle ranked Universities student needs to have 60 to 80% in 12th. Few universities in London accept the students having 50 to 55% in 12th.

Are international students more likely to be accepted? ›

Many schools admit most or nearly all international applicants. It's easier for prospective international students to gain admission to some U.S. colleges than others.

Can international students fail? ›

F-1 regulations require that students should be making “good academic progress”. However, DHS has recognized that students may fail a class and this does not affect your status. May I take Extended Learning Institute (ELI) classes?

What do you do if all universities reject you? ›

How to deal with being rejected by a university
  1. Validate your emotions. No one likes rejection in any form. ...
  2. Find ways to relax. ...
  3. Create a list of pros and cons. ...
  4. Stick to what makes you happy. ...
  5. Change your perspective. ...
  6. Chat to a friend. ...
  7. Visit other universities. ...
  8. Rejection doesn't define you.

What happens to international students if they fail? ›

Failure to academically engage in the course may put a student's visa status at risk. Schools monitor designated academic sessions/meetings/coursework that all students would be expected to attend/submit as a normal part of their studies.

Do grades matter for international students? ›

As a foreign student, US colleges might have a hard time interpreting what your grades mean – which is why your SAT scores will matter more. There are no minimum academic requirements for all colleges in the US. Each college is able to set its own requirements, and they won't look at grades alone.

Which country accept international students easily? ›

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Which country is the easiest for international students? ›

Easiest Countries to Get Student Visa:
  • Australia What is Australia Student Visa? ...
  • Canada 🍁 What is Canada Student Visa? ...
  • United Kingdom. In the past few years, we were the witness of very stringent attitude of UK immigration especially for overseas student visa candidates. ...
  • USA 🗽 ...
  • New Zealand.

Can I study abroad with 40% marks? ›

Answer: Yes it is possible to study abroad even if you don't have so good grades. Language schools abroad accept students on any level, and there are also other schools like American Community Colleges that accept students with lower grades.

Can I study abroad with low marks? ›

If you're worried about low grades and still want to study abroad, don't worry. Having a good GPA is the basic requirement for getting admission into a university. But that is not true. It's not just your score that matters, it's your overall profile.

Is 40% a pass UK? ›

A 3rd = D (45%-50%) A Pass = E (40%-45%) A Fail = below 40%

Which university accepts most international students? ›

New York University

Why are international students so hard? ›

International students can experience challenges in a number of areas, including language barriers, academics, social and cultural differences, discrimination, financial stressors, and mental health concerns. These are not easy problems to overcome, and there is so much we all can do to help.

Which university gives admission fast? ›

Evidently, ESUT is one of the best universities you can gain admission easily in Nigeria. The university has the least number of students who apply for admission every year. Thus, if you are looking for a university you can gain admission with an average score in JAMB examination, you can apply for this university.

Which country rejected visa most? ›

Which Countries Have The Highest Rejection Rates? According to Schengen Visa Statistic 2021, the 4 countries with the highest rejection rates were: Sweden, Norway, France, and Denmark.

Which country give visa easily? ›

Iceland. With a rejection rate of just 12% if a visa is applied from the New Delhi consulate, chances are that you will get an Iceland tourist visa easily. This is also because since the country receives less visa applications, this country is also a good option to get a visa to the Schengen area.

Which countries give visa easy? ›

The top 10 easiest countries to get a work visa are the following:
  • Estonia.
  • Norway & Svalbard.
  • Australia.
  • New Zealand.
  • Germany.
  • Netherlands.
  • South Korea.
  • Canada.

Can international students miss a class? ›

In the case of international students, the university's sponsorship of your entry visa may be revoked.” It is pretty much universal: miss your classes, violate your visa, lose your visa, have to leave the course and country.

Do international students get lonely? ›

International students often feel lonely and isolated at first, probably experiencing some degree of culture shock or perhaps hesitant about their ability to express themselves in English.

Can an international student get an incomplete grade? ›

A grade of 'I' may be assigned when the quality of work is satisfactory but an essential requirement of the course has not been completed for reasons acceptable to the instructor. To change an incomplete to a letter grade, the student must complete the work within 12 months.

Can I ask a university why I was rejected? ›

There is no rule keeping denied students from asking admissions officers the reason for the decision. However, it's very much likely for them to get a generic response or none at all. It's a better idea for denied students to ask admissions officers what they could do for increased admissions chances.

Can you apply to a university again if you get rejected? ›

Immediately after you receive the rejection letter, reach out to the admissions office. Write a thoughtful letter and explain that you still believe that the school is the best fit for you, you plan to reapply, and you are fully committed to attending if accepted.

Can I apply again to a university after being rejected? ›

The general rule to applying to other universities after receiving a rejection is that you still have the option to re-apply to the same university that sent you the rejection.

Can international students skip a semester? ›

IMPORTANT: F-1 and J-1 students International students may NOT take a semester off and remain in the US. present in the US must be enrolled for a full course load or pre-approved reduced course load with appropriate documentation for one of the allowable reasons (medical or academic). How can I take a semester off?

What are the struggles of international students? ›

Here are some of the more common challenges international students may face and how to overcome them:
  • New kinds of assignments and expectations.
  • Less formal professor interactions.
  • General education requirements.
  • Meeting people with similar interests.
  • Finding healthy food options.
  • Understanding cultural nuances.
12 Aug 2022

What happens if an international student gets caught working? ›

If international students work a job off campus, this will violate their visa status, and if they get caught working illegally, they face the risk of being sent back to their home country.

What's a good GPA for an international student? ›

Most study abroad programs require a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and programs accepting students with a GPA under 2.5 are rare. But low grades don't have to ruin your dreams of studying overseas.

Do universities accept lower grades 2022? ›

You may find that your grades fall short of the entry requirements you needed for your university offer. Don't despair yet! There's still a chance a university will accept you with lower grades if you narrowly missed the mark (though trying your luck with three Cs when your offer was ABB probably won't work).

Can I study abroad with a 2.7 GPA? ›

What GPA do you need to study abroad? The minimum GPA requirements for study abroad programs vary by institution, faculty, and partner university. Most programs require at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), but some programs out there that do accept lower GPAs!

Which country is No 1 in study? ›

Russia has the world's most highly-educated population, with over half of Russian nationals holding a university degree. One major advantage of studying in Russia is the scholarship opportunities available. Each year, the Russian government grants thousands of scholarships to international students.

Which country is cheapest for international students? ›

Some of the best places to study abroad are also ones where tuition fees are low, or even non-existent. Read on to find out more about 10 of the cheapest countries to study abroad, in no particular order…
10 of the Most Affordable Places to Study Abroad
  • Norway. ...
  • Taiwan. ...
  • Germany. ...
  • France. ...
  • Mexico. ...
  • India. ...
  • Argentina. ...
  • Poland.

Which country has highest student visa success rate? ›

Australia is known as the best student destination globally because of its high-quality education, low cost of living and opportunities to work. Australia welcomes international students from all over the world, and the higher education system in Australia differs from other countries.

Which country visa is hard to get? ›

North Korea is by far the most difficult country to get a visa to visit as a tourist. To get a visa to North Korea, you have to apply for the visa through a tourist agency that has state-approved tours. If you hold an American passport, or you are from South Korea you are not eligible for a North Korean visa.

Which country has most international students 2022? ›

The UK is the top choice of international students. The UK is the most preferred and desirable destination. And it is according to the best countries for international students 2022. According to QS city rank, the United Kingdom has a group of best student cities.

Which country is best for international students 2022? ›

Top 10 Study Abroad Destinations for 2022
  1. Italy. With its amazing food, sexy language, beautiful art, and dynamic history, Italy is the most sought-after destination for aspiring study abroad students. ...
  2. Spain. Spain boasts historic festivals, siestas, and flamenco dancers. ...
  3. England. ...
  4. France. ...
  5. Germany. ...
  6. Australia. ...
  7. Japan. ...
  8. China.
8 Sept 2022

Can I study abroad with 50% marks? ›

It is possible. You may not have a strong chance to get into a good or even a top ranking university but if your profile otherwise is excellent you may. Also countries such as Germany, Canada etc.

Can I study abroad with 50 %? ›

Atleast 60% of the marks is required. And for the Master's degree, the required is above 60% in the undergraduate degree. Some country also take SAT score. And for proficiency they take TOFEL and IELTS.

Can I study in Canada with 50 %? ›

The minimum eligibility criteria to graduate is you have to score at least 50% from a UGC or AICTE recognized university. The graduation degree has to be completed within the stipulated time with no gap year.

Does marks matter in abroad? ›

Do my grades during study abroad matter? Assuming your study abroad program counts toward your undergraduate degree at your home university, then yes, your grades would matter and would factor into your GPA, which would affect your graduate school admission depending on where you applied.

Which is the easiest exam to go abroad? ›

Here are the most common and popular exams to study abroad.
  1. TOEFL – The Test of English as a Foreign Language. ...
  2. IELTS – International English Language Testing System. ...
  3. PTE – Pearson Test of English. ...
  4. SAT – Scholastic Assessment Test. ...
  5. ACT – American College Testing. ...
  6. GRE – Graduate Record Examinations.
20 Feb 2017

Which exam is easy for study in abroad? ›

The most important exams to go abroad include GRE, GMAT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE. You need to take one or more of these exams to get admission into universities and colleges in countries across the globe. The first three tests stated above, i.e. SAT, GRE, and GMAT are aptitude tests.

Do first year uni marks matter? ›

The first year of university does count

But even if you go to a uni where your grades in first year don't technically count towards your final degree, this doesn't mean you can spend the year messing about and putting zero effort in.

What percentage is a fail? ›

Grades A–F in the United States

However, there are some schools that consider a C the lowest passing grade, so the general standard is that anything below a 60% or 70% is failing, depending on the grading scale. In college and universities, a D is considered to be an unsatisfactory passing grade.

What is the pass mark for first year of uni? ›

In your first year at university, achieving a grade of 50% or more is a good thing. You can build on your work and improve as you work towards your final grade. Scores above 70% are classed as “First”, so you should be very excited to get a grade in that range.

Is it harder for international students to get into top colleges? ›

It will be more challenging to gain admission for several reasons, but certainly not impossible! The main factor that lowers international student admission rates is that schools try to mostly accept domestic students. Only about 10% of the student body is international at most schools.

Is it harder for international students to get a job? ›

Finding a job or internship with no work experience is difficult for anyone in the U.S., but it's especially difficult for international students. Many international students do not have any professional contacts in the U.S., and they face additional barriers to employment such as language and cultural differences.

Are international students more likely to be accepted UK? ›

Is it easier for international students to get into UK universities? Yes; most universities in the UK are very welcoming to international students and actually have a higher acceptance rate for international students than domestic ones.

Is it easier for international students to get into Harvard? ›

Luckily, Harvard doesn't have a different admissions process for international students. This means that you'll be required to submit the same material as all other students.

What are top 5 jobs that international students do? ›

  • Campus ambassador. Campus ambassadors are in charge of marketing the university and outlining the benefits of applying to the prospective students. ...
  • Barista. This might be an excellent area to work if your university comprises of an on-campus cafe. ...
  • Sales Assistant. ...
  • Department assistant. ...
  • Receptionist.
1 Sept 2022

Which country gives job easily? ›

Cambodia. The process of getting a work permit and work visa in Cambodia is among the simplest across the globe. A long-term business visa, once obtained, can be renewed easily for an indefinite period of time.

Which country give more salary for international students? ›

Germany. The United Kingdom. Australia.

Do UK universities reject students? ›

One of the most common reasons for UK student visa rejection is insufficient finances. You must have a minimum balance covering your tuition and living costs for a year or the entire course term if you intend to study abroad (whichever is longer).

Which country sends the most international students? ›

United States

Which UK university has the highest acceptance rate for international students? ›

Which University in UK has highest acceptance rate? Aberystwyth University (97.6%) Bishop Grosseteste University (95.1%) Ravensbourne University London (95.1%) University for the Creative Arts (92.4%) etc.

Which Ivy League is easiest to get into for international students? ›

Ans. Cornell University is considered the easiest university to enter because it has the highest Ivy league acceptance rate.

How many international students does Harvard accept each year? ›

Total ApplicationsRegular Decision ApplicationsAccepted International Students
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