Graduates of non-U.S. colleges and universities who have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree may apply for admission to the Brown University Graduate School. Along with the application, international applicants must provide the Graduate School with original documents or official certified copies indicating the nature and scope of their educational program.
VISA AND IMMIGRATION INFORMATION
Brown's Office of International Student & Scholar Services provides counsel and advice to admitted international students on matters related to visas and immigration status.
Expenses for international students for the 2013-2014 academic year at Brown are approximately $68,697. This sum includes $45,416 for tuition and fees, $20,295 for living expenses for nine months, and $2,986 for health insurance. (For 12 months, living expenses are estimated at $27,060.)
International students who are not awarded financial assistance will not be granted final admission until they provide certified proof of financial support (including travel to and from the U.S.) adequate to meet annual expenses.
Expenses will likely be highest during the first month at Brown, while settling into lodging. To plan for these costs, please see the Financial Considerations page, which provides a guideline and web resources. For those who will receive financial assistance, please note that the stipend checks are issued monthly.
International graduate students are discouraged from bringing their families during the first semester of study. This time is meant for students to familiarize themselves with their surroundings, settle into their studies, and look for suitable living accommodations. Brown does not offer on-campus housing for married graduate students. To obtain permission to bring a spouse, a student must be in a position to provide additional evidence of funding of $5,700 for the spouse's support. The amount required to bring in each child is $3,900. For further information and to request issuance of a dependent document please consult the OISSS website.
Language Proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS
Information describing the TOEFL and IELTS exams: who needs to take them, minimum scores, registration, etc.
English Language and Acculturation Training
English language and acculturation training is available to incoming international students during the summer, through a collaborative effort of the Center for Language Studies (CLS) and the Graduate School. Ongoing English training is available during the academic year, as well.