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International MBA Applicants


Georgia Tech considers you an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, regardless of where in the world you live.

The admissions criteria applied in evaluating international applicants are essentially the same as those for U.S. citizens. All application materials, including transcripts and recommendations, must be submitted online and in English.

You may also be required to submit official English Proficiency Scores (TOEFL or IELTS), translated academic transcripts, and financial documents if applying for a student visa.

We strongly encourage all international MBA applicants to submit application materials early to expedite the admissions process.

Financing your MBA

Effective May 31, 2022, the Georgia Tech Scheller MBA is recognized as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degree. International students graduating with an MBA degree after this date will be eligible to apply for a two-year Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension. 

Applicants must submit a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. Exceptions to the English standardized exams are listed on the Graduate Studies English Proficiency Requirements webpage

TOEFL scores are valid for two years and the minimum score requirement is 95 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT).

IELTS score must be a minimum of 7.

All applicants must hold a U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent to be considered for admission. A three-year degree is not equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. Neither professional designations nor work experience will count toward the fourth year of study. We're unable to make exceptions to this policy. 

Georgia Tech Graduate Studies requires the following documents from international applications: 

  • Official native language transcripts
  • Official English translation of native language transcript
  • Official native language degree documents
  • Official English translation of the native language degree documents

Official transcripts and degree documents must be submitted at the time of application and Georgia Tech Graduate Studies will evaluate them. Georgia Tech Graduate Studies does not accept any private evaluation of academic documents. 

If you have questions about your eligibility, please email