Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business welcomes applicants from all countries and values the perspectives that international students bring to the Baruch community. Please be sure to visit our International Student Service Center for guidance for international students.
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Completing an Application
- Online Application
- Application Fee
- Standardized Test score (if applicable)
- Letters of Recommendation
Full details can be found on our Application Components page.
Applicants educated outside the United States may need to take an English Proficiency Exam.
You are exempt from the English Proficiency Exam if you:
- Completed a post-secondary degree (Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctorate) in the United States
- Completed a post-secondary degree (Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctorate) from one of the English speaking countries listed below.
- Documented proof of attendance in a U.S. school from 1st-12th grade (Elementary, Middle School, and High School are all required)
If you don’t meet any of the above conditions, then you will need to submit English Proficiency Exam scores.
|We accept the following exams||Minimum recommended score|
|Duolingo English Test (DET)||120|
|IELTS Academic Test||7|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)||70|
- School Code: 2034
- Please note: The TOEFL and IELTS Academic Test are valid for 2 years
|Countries Exempt from English Language Exam|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Ghana||Papua New Guinea|
|Australia||Grenada||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|Belize||Jamaica||Saint Vincent and Grenadines|
|Botswana||Marshall Island||South Africa|
|Canada||Mauritius||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Fiji||New Zeland||United Kingdom|
International education systems vary around the world and therefore our admissions committee needs to understand the comparability of international qualifications with U.S. degrees. If you have a degree from another country you may need to submit an international credential evaluation, depending on the graduate program you apply for.
Three-year Bachelor’s Degrees: We generally accept three-year Bachelor’s degrees from the following countries: Australia, Bahamas (University of West Indies only), Canada, European Union members, India, Israel, and United Kingdom (excluding Scotland). A credential evaluation may still be required. Please refer to the table below.`
Required Credential Evaluations
Requirement for applicants with any degrees from any country outside the U.S.
|MS in Accountancy or MBA in Accountancy||
Applicants are required to submit an international course-by-course credential evaluation from a NACES-approved agency and a NASBA International Credential Evaluation for CPA Examination and/or Licensure Evaluation.
|All MS programs (with exception of MS in Accountancy)||
Applicants are required to submit an international course-by-course credential evaluation from a NACES-approved agency.
|Full-Time MBA or Evening MBA in General Business and Online MBA||
Applicants are required to submit an international credential evaluation from a NACES-approved agency if the country is not listed here: Australia; Canada; Caribbean countries; European Union members; India; Israel; Japan; New Zealand; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; South Korea; Taiwan; Thailand; United Kingdom; or Turkey.
Types of Credential Evaluations
Course-by-Course Evaluation from a NACES-approved agency
|NASBA Evaluation (Accountancy programs)
Applicants to MS or MBA in Accountancy applicants must additionally submit a NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) International Credential Evaluation for CPA Examination and/or Licensure Evaluation. The NASBA evaluation report is designed to identify any CPA-required academic deficiencies in your education. Our academic advisors use this report to advise you on the appropriate course selections that will satisfy New York State education requirements for CPA licensure.
Once You’ve Been Admitted
International applicants seeking a student visa to study in the U.S. will need to complete the Request for Certificate of Eligibility and the Declaration and Certification of Finances. You can view a copy of the I-20 application and get a list of all the documents needed on the Baruch’s I-20 Process website.
To obtain a student visa for full-time study, you must demonstrate the ability to pay for your entire first year of study in the U.S. You also will be required to indicate the source(s) of funding for your second year. Even if you cannot fully support your first year, please indicate your sources of partial funding. For visa purposes, you should not include potential merit scholarships or loans as sources of funding. However, international students are considered for merit scholarships.
2022 – 2023 Estimated Student Living Expenses Per Year
|Books and Supplies||$1,819|
|Total Living Expenses||$30,663|
Preparing for Enrollment
All students need to submit proof of MMR immunization and proof or waiver for Meningitis immunization before registering for classes. Review and submit your immunization requirements. If necessary, the Student Health Center offers immunization inoculations at no charge and performs a blood test for a fee if you require.