International Student


All documents, including official transcripts, must be received by the Graduate School before a student will be considered for admission. International students should be fully admitted and can’t be granted conditional admission.

As an international student, you are required to take and provide the following steps and documents:

  • complete application to the Graduate School and a non-refundable $48.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts or authorized school records with a course-by-course listing of courses and grades received.   recommended agency: World Education
  • Official GMAT test scores (TSU CODE: 1803)
  • Certificates of proficiency in English or minimum score of:  6 IELTS Score
  • Copy of current, valid passport
  • Evidence of financial resources sufficient to provide tuition and fees for the academic year (minimum of $28,500 USD) and an affidavit of support
  • Certificate of Immunization verifying
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses
    • Varicella/Chicken Pox - 2 doses
  • All international students applying for admission who have a student visa shall submit a certificate from a licensed physician or the qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes. Failure to submit such certificate shall result in denial of further enrollment or admission. In the event that the student either has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be contingent upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment does not present a risk to others and upon the student’s compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • After admission, copies of Visa, I-94, or Alien Registration card must be submitted to Mark Gunter, Director of International and Multicultural Affairs, before student may enroll
  • International students transferring from another school must complete and submit an International Student Transfer Form to their current school's international advisor before their I-20 record can be transferred

Tuition and Payment

Fees are approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents once a year (usually in June) and are updated on this website each July. You may ESTIMATE fees for subsequent years by adding 5-10% each year. Tennessee State University reserves the right to increase the charges listed here-in or to add new fees whenever such increases or additions become necessary.

Read more at /bursar/fees.aspx

Information Session

Information sessions offer prospective students the opportunity to learn more about TSU’s program offerings in person. Information sessions are structured to be a casual, informative meet-and-greet with current students, 

Send us an email requesting for Open House at and we will send you information about the event.

*RSVP appreciated but not required

For more information                                        

Visit  /graduate/internationalstudentadmission.aspx

Or contact

Mark Gunter
Director of International and Multicultural Affairs
Crouch Hall, Suite 106



Graduate Catalogue

Available at:  /graduate/graduatecatalog.aspx