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International Applicants

Emperor’s College is very fortunate to have a culturally diverse student body in both its doctoral and master’s degree programs of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The myriad of backgrounds brings life to campus and rewards each student with a strong community of like-minded individuals from which to draw.

English Language Requirements

All courses in the doctoral program are taught in English. Applicants who are non-native English speakers may be required to demonstrate competency in the English skills needed for academic success through a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

Emperor’s College requires all international applicants* from non-English speaking countries to score a minimum of 79 in the internet based (iBT) TOEFL exam, including a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and minimum listening exam score of 22, taken no more than 2 years prior to time of application. Emperor’s College TOEFL code is 8409. For details on TOEFL, please visit www.toefl.org.

*Exceptions are granted to individuals who have completed an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree in the English language.

Apply as an International Doctoral Fellow

International applicants who wish to be considered for admission to the doctoral program must complete the following:

  • General admissions and application process
  • Official academic transcripts translated into English
  • A comprehensive course-by-course evaluation of all foreign academic transcripts performed by an academic credential evaluation service that is a member of NACES
  • Demonstration of English proficiency with a 79 on TOEFL iBT, including a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and minimum listening exam score of 22.
  • An I-20 request form with a photocopy of your passport
  • Evidence of financial resources sufficient to complete the academic program, which is approximately $28,500

Foreign Transcripts

In addition to providing translated versions of official academic transcripts to Emperor’s College, applicants must have all foreign academic transcripts evaluated by a NACES-member credential evaluation service. We recommend WES (World Education Services) for their efficient, reliable and student-friendly service. Please visit the WES website for instructions on how to request a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation.

Opportunity for All

Emperor’s College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students who meet our general admissions requirements and to comply with all federal guidelines under the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.