At the George Washington University, we’re committed to creating a diverse, global student community and advancing the disciplines of engineering around the world. We are pleased to admit candidates from outside the U.S. to our online graduate degree programs in engineering. You will not need to worry about the cost of learning materials or the logistics of shipping as all required eBooks and software are included in the price of tuition and available online. In the event that eBooks are not available, textbooks will be provided.

We encourage you to review our useful resources and applicant information for international students to determine the materials needed for your application. International applicants should note that, because these programs are offered entirely online, GW cannot issue student visas. You are encouraged to attend synchronous class sessions, so consider time zone differences when you apply. However, live lectures are recorded and can be viewed at a later time if necessary. Please contact an admissions counselor with any questions.

Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic are required of all applicants who are not citizens of countries where English is the official language, with the possible exception of those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction and the official language of the country in which the university is located, or who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an institution that is accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

Minimum Test Scores Required (submit one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based
  • IELTS: an overall band score of 6.0 with no individual score below 5.0
  • PTE Academic: 68
  • Duolingo English Test: 110