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International Applicant Information



In general, international applicants must have 16 years of formal education, including four years at the university level, to be considered for admission to the Lehigh MBA program. Applicants should submit official English translations in addition to the credentials in the original language. If credentials do not record the awarding of the degree received, you must submit certified, true copies of your diplomas. If credentials do not show the grading system used by the university, you must also submit a separate official statement from the university that give this information.

International applicants who can not provide the required documentation will have to supply a Course By Course Evaluation (fees for this service are the responsibility of the applicant). The National Association of Crendential Evaluation Services, lists a number of accredited evaluation companies that can provide Course by Course Evaluations.

Test of English as a Foreign Language® [TOEFL]

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language®.

If a student has completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, or Canada, you may be exempt from the TOEFL. The student is not exempt if the language of instruction is English in a non-English speaking country or if you have lived in an English-speaking country. Contact the Lehigh MBA Admissions for further information at:

An applicant's TOEFL may not be older than 2 years at the time of your application to the program. The Lehigh MBA program will continue to accept all versions of the TOEFL test as long as the scores come directly from the Educational Testing Service. Scores must be received directly from ETS to be considered official. Lehigh's institution code number is: 2365, department code 02.

Recommended minimum score:

Internet-based TOEFL [iBT]: 94

Recommended iBT subscores:

Reading: 25
Listening: 20
Speaking: 24
Writing: 25

International applicants interested in applying for college-awarded financial aid will be required to pass a Lehigh University Test of Persentation and Speaking Skills (TOPSS) upon arrival at Lehigh. The College will use the  internet-based TOEFL [iBT] as a screening tool for the awarding of financial aid to international students. In order to be considered, you must achieve a speaking section score of 28, and a listening section score of 20. All awards are contingent upon passing the Lehigh TOPSS, if required.

Financial Guarantee

International applicants who accept the offer of admission must submit an original or notarized financial guarantee demonstrating sufficient funds to meet educational expenses for the first year of study. Scanned copies of the original bank statement or bank letters are acceptable (original document must be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office at Lehigh University upon arrival on campus). The financial guarantee should be no more than 6 months old.  Include a letter of sponsorship if the expenses will be paid by someone other than the student. The minimum amount you must cover to show solvency for immigration documents is $35,270 and includes the following costs:

Tuition [18 credits minimum] (based on 9 credits per semester @ $1,050 per credit; some programs may have a higher tuition rate and amounts will need to be altered)  $18,900
Health Insurance  $1,970
Twelve months living expenses  $14,400
Total Amount Needed for Financial Guarantee $35,270
Please note: $35,270 is the minimum amount you must show for immigration purposes. The student's actual expenses will be greater and does not include $1,200 estimated for books and supplies, as well as personal and transportation expenses.  The financial explanation of costs per program can be seen on the tuition webpage.
Immigration documents will only be issued upon an offer of admission from Lehigh University and verification of your original Financial guarantee, TOEFL score, and non-refundable $1,000 tuition enrollment deposit has been completed and received.
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