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Boise State University welcomes your application to the Graduate College!  The university values international students and their contribution to our vibrant student body.  To learn more about the international student experience, Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities, and important deadlines, check out the International Admissions website.

Application Procedure

  • Create an online application account
  • Use your account information to complete the online application.
  • Use a Visa/MasterCard or Discover Card to pay your non-refundable $95.00 USD application fee.
  • Submit evidence of English proficiency.

English Proficiency Requirements

Please review the International Admissions website for information on how to meet this requirement, including minimum TOEFL and IELTS scores, and circumstances in which the submissions of TOEFL/IELTS scores might be waived. The Boise State University School TOEFL code is 4018.

  • Submit official transcripts or mark sheets for all post-secondary institutions (colleges, universities, training schools) you have attended.

Sending Transcripts to Boise State University

The address for International Student Admissions is:

Boise State University
International Admissions Office
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1320, USA

All documents must be issued in English, or accompanied by an official, literal English translation. All transcripts must be sent directly by the institution, or in the sealed official envelope of the institution, with the appropriate institutional stamps on the document and across the seal of the envelope. Please note that the university will not need high school transcripts to be considered for admission into the Graduate College. If you have concerns about how to submit your transcripts, please contact the International Admissions Office.

Phone: (208) 426-1757

  • Take any predictive exam, such as the GRE, that is required by your program. The Boise State University GRE code is 4018.
  • Submit all appropriate materials for your academic program by your program’s application deadline. Please refer to your program for application deadlines and information regarding required test and application materials.
  • Apply for scholarship and funding opportunities if applicable. For Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Assistantship opportunities please contact your department directly concerning department funding opportunities.
  • If you are admitted to your program, complete the immigration requirements.

If your program is on-campus, then you will likely need a student Visa. The International Admissions Office will help you with the necessary paperwork, called an I-20, which you will need to apply for you student visa. To obtain an I-20 you will need to submit evidence of financial resources to cover at least one year of study, either through scholarships, personal or family funds.


Contact International Admissions. Email: Phone: 208-426-1757