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International Students

We encourage applications to our graduate program from qualified candidates from nations worldwide. About 30% of the faculty, students and staff of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences come from outside the United States, including Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa.  The University hosts many programs for international students, and International Student and Scholar Services will assist you in many ways to become a successful member of the University. Further information can be found at the official web-site of the International Admissions Office.

The application procedure for international students is basically the same as for US students. In addition, international student applicants must meet the Graduate School requirement of a score of 500 or more on the TOEFL examination or a score of 6.0 or more on the IELTS examination. We understand that it is sometimes difficult to provide all the required documentation. If you need assistance please e-mail

Most of our applicants have degrees in atmospheric sciences/meteorology, environmental science, physics, engineering, geophysics, or mathematics. We also encourage applicants with expertise in chemistry, computer sciences and other relevant disciplines. At the time of admission, international students should have at least earned a 4-year university degree (equivalent to the Bachelor’s degree) with a 75% ("B") average or better in a science or engineering discipline. Students in the final stages of completing their undergraduate program can submit an application for consideration prior to graduation, however admission is only permitted following the award of their 4-year university degree. Nearly all of our graduate students start the program at the beginning of the Fall semester in August.

Last Updated: 4/30/21