International Students - Admissions Requirements

AOMA welcomes qualified applicants from around the world, and looks forward to enriching the student body through increased diversity on campus. In addition to meeting all of the admissions requirements for domestic students, international students are required to submit additional application materials.

Application Process

Completed applications will be evaluated by the Director of Admissions and the Admissions Committee. After this initial evaluation, applicants may be granted an admissions interview. Acceptance or rejection will be communicated within 7-10 days of completion of the admissions interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of their preferred entry date.

Additional Application Materials

All transcripts must be in English.

All transcripts must be sent directly to AOMA from the institution where the work was completed.

  • Transcript evaluation by a recognized provider of foreign academic credentialing services.

This credentialing report must be sent directly to AOMA from the credentialing service.

For a list of recognized, approved credentialing services, please  click here.

  • An original Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)

See English Language Proficiency below

  • Documentation of financial resources sufficient to demonstrate the ability to live and attend school in the United States for the first 12 months of study.

Download Certification of Financial Responsibility form.


AOMA is listed in SEVP as “Academy of Oriental Medicine, Austin”

English Language Proficiency

Applicants to AOMA who are international (non-immigrant) students from a non-English speaking foreign country, or who are U.S. permanent residents whose previous education was completed in a non-English speaking foreign country, are required to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency with the English language through the submission of an original Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS®) documenting a score of at least 87 on the internet-based test (IBT) with minimum scores of:
•    22 in listening
•    26 in speaking
•    24 in writing

Applicants taking the paper-based test must submit an original TOEFL score report documenting a score of at least 508.

Alternately, applicants may be exempt from the requirement to submit a TOEFL score report if they have demonstrated English language proficiency through the completion of two years (60 semester credits/ 90 quarter credits) of baccalaureate-level education at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States DOE, or from an equivalent English-language institution in another country.

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