International Students

Requirements for International Students

In addition to the application requirements listed under the Application Requirements page, please read below for further information and requirements for international students:

Proof of English language proficiency

Verification of Finances

Documents, including bank statements and other financial documents dated within the past 30 days, that confirm that you have the financial resources to study for a year at Plymouth State must be submitted to the Admissions Office. Applicants must also complete and have notarized the Plymouth State University International Graduate Student Certification of Finances form. Plymouth State will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) based upon documented evidence that funds exist to cover your expenses for one academic year. Regulations limit the employment of non-immigrant international students and their families; therefore, employment cannot be considered as a means of support while you are enrolled at Plymouth State.

  • Copy of most recent I-20 (if applicable)
  • Copy of most recent I-94 (if applicable)


A copy of your valid passport must be included with application.

Educational documents

Official, notarized transcripts translated into English and evaluated for course-by-course equivalencies, and verifying that a baccalaureate, master’s degree, or both were completed. Preferred evaluation services are World Education Services (WES) or SpanTran

Additional Information

Upon your admission into a Plymouth State graduate program, you’ll receive an email with your official acceptance letter attached. You must respond to this email indicating your intention to attend Plymouth State University. Once you have responded to this email the I-20 process may begin.

It’s important to understand the process, rules, and regulations regarding studying in the U.S. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the most current information regarding student visas and exchange visitors.

For more information please email Telephone callers from outside the United States may need to dial 00 + 1 + 603 + 535 + 2237 to reach us.