International Students

Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL)

Non-US citizens applying for admission must present satisfactory evidence of sufficient competence in English to read, write, speak and understand.  The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report is required for each applicant whose native language is not English or if English was not the language of instruction at the institution where the applicant received his or her degree(s).  Such applicants must meet the Payson Center's TOEFL requirements (575 on the paper test or 90 on the internet version).  The Internet based version of the TOEFL includes a writing section. Students taking the paper-based version of the TOEFL must also take the Test of Written English (TWE) and achieve a score of 3.5 or higher. The Payson Graduate Program's institution code for submitting TOEFL scores is 3717.

The Payson Graduate Program in Global Development accepts TOEFL scores for up to three years after the test administration.  A score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) is requested but not required.  We also accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in lieu of the TOEFL examination.  Students must receive an IELTS band sore of 7 or higher.  For information about these exams, write:

TOEFL/TSE Services,
P.O. Box 6151,
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
or go to

Graduate Record Examination

Foreign applicants are also required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

International students should consult Tulane University’s Office of International Students & Scholars for more information.

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