艾默里大学 International FAQs
FAQs for International Students
How many international students are at Emory University?
About 20% of both incoming classes at Emory College and Oxford College are students who are not US Citizens or US Permanent Residents. In our current freshman class, we have students from Antigua to Zimbabwe – all sharing the same classes, residence halls, and dining halls.
How do I know if I’m considered an international student?
In this day and age, who is international can be a complicated question. I have met students with US Citizenship who have never been inside the US and I have met students without US Citizenship who have no recent memories of ever being anywhere other than the US. So who is international and who is not? Well, we define international students based on citizenship – it’s pretty straight forward that way. But, regardless of which passport a student may hold, we recognize the cultural and personal experiences that all students bring to the entering freshman class!
How will my application be reviewed, and am I eligible for financial aid?
In every case, students are reviewed in the context of their high school and the curriculum that is offered there. But, when it comes to the financial aid piece, domestic students (US passports & US Permanent Residents) are eligible for financial support from the US Government, whereas international students are eligible for financial support from the university only. Here’s a little chart which can help visualize:
Do I need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)?
We have a policy regarding this exam. Applicants who do not use English as their primary language must demonstrate the ability to be successful in a rigorous English-medium academic curriculum. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English at the time they apply to Emory University. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is highly recommended when English is not the native language of the student; however, students for whom English is not the native language can also demonstrate exceptional command of the English language through the following criteria:
* The student achieves a 650 Critical Reading score on the SAT Examination
* The student has spent the most recent four years of high school where English is the language of instruction for all academic subjects (excluding foreign language.)
More on this policy is available here.
How can I learn more about campus, especially if I can’t visit in person?
One of the challenges for students overseas is learning about Emory. Because many students will never get the opportunity to visit campus before they apply, the web is probably the best way to get to know the university. Our International Student and Scholar Services Office provide a wonderful set of resources for students coming from abroad. I highly encourage students to spend time on this website and becoming familiar with the resources available! Also, I highly recommend watching the following video: The Emory Undergraduate Experience
Emory is a great place for students coming from overseas. Students are just as likely to meet someone from their hometown as they are someone from the opposite corner of the globe. We, at Emory, see value in classrooms of global perspectives and ideas. We hope to foster discourse which takes place not from one side, but multiple sides showing deference to global cultures and points of view. We hope students develop and shape themselves into global citizens who hold themselves to the highest standards of social responsibility and who make decisions with care, concern and thoughtfulness that extend beyond geographical borders. We look forward to welcoming you to our global community, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more insights into life at Emory University.