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

Tulane University's rigorous academics, interdisciplinary education and innovative research attract students from around the world.  These students are supported by Tulane's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), which provides programming, visa services and language/academic support. 

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 Cusanza.

All Tulane School of Architecture graduate programs are open to international students. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all non-native English speakers. Browse our frequently asked questions below for more information or reach out to our Assistant Director of Admissions, Michael Cusanza.

International Students

STEM OPT Eligibility

Beginning in fall 2019, the Tulane School of Architecture’s professional Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.), Master of Architecture (M. Arch I.) degrees and the new post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Research and Design (M.S.Arc.) degree* will be classified under Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (CIP code 04.0902).

Consequently, international students graduating with B. Arch., M. Arch I. or M.S. Arc. degree from Tulane on or after 2019-2020 academic year will be 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.

Visit the Tulane OISS webpage on STEM OPT Extension for more information.