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More than 1,200 international students from 86 different countries call Tulane home.

The Tulane School of Architecture invites international students to join our vibrant and inclusive community that fosters cultural exchange and personal growth! Through rigorous academics, interdisciplinary education, and innovative research, we equip students to address the urgent challenges of climate change and social injustice impacting the globe. International students can find more resources for how to be successful at Tulane at the Office of International Students and Scholars webpage.

Tulane's central Undergraduate Admissions department has a comprehensive website with information for international undergraduate applicants. If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Assistant Director of Admissions, Michael J. Cusanza.

International applicants must submit English Proficiency exam scores. The Tulane School of Architecture only accepts scores from TOEFL or IELTS that have been taken within two years of the application deadline. Scores must be submitted before the application deadline. This requirement is waived for students who have successfully completed at least one year of study at an English-speaking institution.

The minimum accepted score for TOEFL is 90. TOEFL scores are reported in electronic format. The ETS institution code is: Tulane School of Architecture (6798).

The minimum accepted overall band score for IELTS is 7.0. IELTS scores are reported in electronic format. Please submit IELTS scores using the IELTS Results Service E-Delivery to the Tulane School of Architecture. 

For more resources for life as an international student at Tulane, visit the Office of International Students and Scholars webpage.

STEM OPT Eligibility

The Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Master of Science in Architectural Research and Design programs are classified under Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (CIP code 04.0902). Consequently, international students graduating with these degrees from Tulane are eligible for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ STEM OPT extension program. This allows international students to remain in the U.S. for up to 36 months after graduation to receive practical training through work experience in the field of architecture. For more information, contact Tulane OISS.