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International Student Application Process

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Applying as an international student

Wherever you’re applying from, the process of making the University of Montana your new home for college is easy. Walk through the application process with us and get the scoop on what you can expect.

Start here: What kind of applicant are you?

If you have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 70 or above, an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or above, or a Duolingo score of 105 or above, you’ll apply for full admission.

Do you have a TOEFL score between 52 and 69, an IELTS between 5.0 and 5.5 or a Duolingo score between 85 and 149? You’ll apply for pathway admission.

If you have a TOEFL score below 51, an IELTS score below 5.0, or no language test score, you’ll apply for conditional admission.

If you are seeking full admission

Applying for full admission is simple. First, complete an online application and pay the fee. Then just submit your required documents that’s your English language proficiency test, academic records, financial information, and a copy of your passport and you’re done!

For pathway admission

Applying for pathway admission? Great! Just complete your online application, pay the fee and submit your required documents, including your current English language proficiency test score. If you’re admitted for pathway admission, you’ll have the chance to sit for the iTEP English Proficiency Exam during orientation so that you can move into full admission instead.

For conditional admission

For conditional admission, you’ll need to complete an online application, pay the fee and submit required documents, including your academic records, financial information and a copy of your passport. 

Note: Before starting your undergraduate studies, you’ll need to receive either the required English language proficiency score on the IELTS/TOEFL or receive a recommendation from UM’s English Language Institute. UM offers intensive academic English training for conditionally admitted students at UM’s English Language Institute.

International student at UM for fall 2023

You are considered an international student for Admissions if you are not a U.S. citizen and need a non-immigrant visa to study and live in the United States.

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