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International Students

Thomas Jefferson University is home to many international students.  We welcome people from all over the world to work, study, and engage in research at Jefferson.

This page outlines the additional requirements that international students must complete as a part of your application to the Center City Campus programs.

For information about visa applications and transitioning to Jefferson, please visit our Office of International Affairs website for the Center City Campus.


Thomas Jefferson University does not accept international transcripts with a program application.  Any courses taken outside of the United States must be evaluated by WES (Word Education Services) – or an accredited evaluation agency*.  Purchase a course-by-course evaluation of all of your transcripts and submit a copy of the sealed evaluation to your program’s application.  

*If you have a transcript already evaluated by an agency other than WES, please contact 215-503-8890 or to determine if that evaluation is acceptable.

English Language Proficiency

All Thomas Jefferson University students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency, and this may require taking an English language proficiency test.  At Thomas Jefferson University, the TOEFL exam is the preferred English language proficiency test.  Learn more about the English Language Proficiency requirements at the following websites: