Full-Time MBA Program

International Students

Today, business is global. That’s why our Full-Time MBA program has worldwide reach.

Thanks to the affordability of Athens and our commitment to making a quality education accessible and affordable, the Georgia MBA is one of the most affordable top MBA programs in the country.

We understand how daunting and confusing it can be to apply to a U.S. graduate program. We realize that you may have specific questions about our academic requirements and financial aid options, among other things. We hope the information on this page, and other pages of our site, provides you with the information you need. To learn more about the program from the student perspective, reach out to any of our current MBA Ambassadors

Application Requirements

Early Deadlines

Follow our basic application procedure and deadlines and consider applying as early as possible. To be considered, international applicants must apply during the first three rounds.  All admitted applicants receive notification of any merit aid awards at the time of acceptance, and we will guide you through the visa process and preparing to come to the U.S.

Academic Records

If you are accepted into the program, we will require certified copies (not photocopies) of your academic records from the institutions of higher learning you attended. If your records are not in English, a certified translation is also required.

The University of Georgia Graduate School accepts either a four-year bachelor's degree, a three-year bachelor's plus a master's degree, or a three-year bachelor's plus the completion of the first year of a master's program from a recognized institution. Please refer to the UGA Graduate School website for more information about degree equivalencies.

English Language Proficiency

Our program is academically rigorous and team-focused. To succeed in our program, you must read, write, and speak English proficiently. If your first language is not English, then a score from TOEFL or IELTS must be provided.

  • Report the score yourself when you apply.
  • If you are accepted, then you must have the testing agency submit the score directly to us.

Please refer to the UGA Graduate School website for detailed information. We generally prefer scores of at least 100 on the TOEFL and 7.0 on the IELTS. Please note that if you apply for merit-based graduate assistantships awards, the MBA Admissions Committee gives preference to those with a speaking score of 24 on the TOEFL or 7.5 on the IELTS.

Financial Documents

Attending our Full-Time MBA program requires adequate financial support, which can be a combination of merit aid and personal resources. After you are accepted, you will work with Immigration Services at the Office of Global Engagement for visa processing, including what you need to show for Proof of Funding and other documents for your visa appointment at the U.S. Consulate.

You will be responsible for paying tuition and fees on time at the beginning of each semester. You should be familiar with the regulations in your country for sending money to the United States.

Country-Specific Credentials

For most countries, we also require proof of your degree, such as a certificate. We may also have special requirements for some countries. Please review our country specific-credentials.

Services and Programs for International Students

As one of the leading research institutions in the United States, UGA attracts undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. UGA Student Affairs, especially the Offices of International Student Life and Multicultural Services and Programs, provides many resources for students that support a diverse and challenging learning environment. The UGA Office of Global Engagement will be your point of contact related to immigration and visa issues. We work closely with them to help you transition to studying at the university and living in the U.S. 

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