As an international student at Temple University, you will build expertise in your subject, learn from world-class faculty and prepare for a meaningful career. Our diverse student population, which includes students from nearly 130 countries, including Brazil, China, France, Korea, Nigeria and all parts of the U.S., means you will also be exposed to a diversity of thought.

At Temple, you will broaden your knowledge in an academic environment that celebrates differences and encourages growth. And our urban location in Philadelphia—the first World Heritage City in the U.S.—provides unbeatable opportunities to embrace your independence and explore career options. Apply now and become unstoppable at Temple University.

Why Temple?

  • Close to 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 640+ academic degree programs
  • Dedicated academic advising, English-language support, focused career counseling, job search services and access to internships in your field of study for international students
  • Nearly 365,000 alumni worldwide help promote networking and job opportunities

Undergraduate Admissions

Join the nearly 2,000 international students who call Temple University home. Follow our checklist to submit your undergraduate application online. Learn more about undergraduate admissions for international students.

Graduate Admissions

Pursue a graduate degree from Temple, a much sought-after next step for students from around the world who want to advance their careers. Grounded in experience and research, our graduate programs build innovators and leaders. Learn more about Temple’s graduate admissions for international students.

Global Engagement

This office leads Temple’s international initiatives, promoting globalization as one of the university’s core values and integrating a global perspective throughout Temple’s academic and co-curricular programs. Global Engagement is divided into two units: Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses, which serves students/scholars going abroad, and International Services and Programs, which serves international students/scholars coming to Temple University and includes International Admissions, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), International Student Affairs (ISA), The Center for American Language and Culture (TCALC), The Center for Chinese Language Instruction (CCLI), and Global Programs. Learn more about Global Engagement.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

You can rely on the expertise of ISSS for help with legal documentation and advice and counseling on next steps for all immigration-related issues. Visit during walk-in hours (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST) or schedule an appointment. Learn more about Temple’s international student services.

International Student Affairs (ISA)

Living and studying in a foreign country can be challenging. To ease your adjustment, ISA creates a welcoming and engaging environment where international students can succeed and thrive. ISA can connect you to the right Temple resource at the right time, starting with New Student Orientation and continuing through graduation. Resources include counseling, cultural activities, leadership development, off-campus housing assistance and more, all geared specifically toward international students. Learn more about the Office of International Student Affairs.

Temple Center for American Language and Culture

Choose from a wide range of short- and long-term programs for non-native speakers at the Temple Center for American Language and Culture (TCALC). These programs can help you achieve your goals from increasing your English proficiency to preparing for undergraduate or graduate coursework or learning about U.S. culture. Learn more about our programs.

Overseas Campuses

Temple University Rome

For almost 60 years, Temple University Rome has been a center for hands-on, interdisciplinary learning, where Rome is the classroom, the studio and the campus. Every semester and summer session, 150 to 300 undergraduate and graduate students come to Temple Rome from Temple University Main Campus and 40 different colleges and universities around the U.S. to attend a semester abroad or to start their undergraduate degree through the Temple Rome Entry Year Program. They leave Rome changed and enriched and better prepared for the global, interconnected world they will enter when they graduate.

Since the fall of 1966, when the first group of 24 undergraduates and 12 graduate students arrived, Temple University Rome has provided over 12,000 alumni with an interdisciplinary, experiential and rigorous academic and cultural program that takes advantage of the splendid historical and contemporary resources Rome and Italy have to offer. Learn more about Temple University Rome.

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)

TUJ is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan. Founded in 1982, it has developed into a nationally recognized institution offering an extensive range of educational programs. In addition to its core undergraduate program, TUJ offers graduate programs in law, business and education; an English-language preparation program; continuing education courses; and corporate education classes. In August 2019, TUJ relocated to its new campus in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, where it continues to evolve into an even more international and attractive campus. Learn more about Temple University, Japan Campus.

Undergraduate Admissions Contact

Temple University International Admissions
Conwell Hall 103
1801 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4900 
Fax: 215-204-4990

China-specific Admissions

Temple University China Office
Phone: (86-187) 6261-2183

WeChat: TempleChina

India-specific Admissions

Kunal Parekh
: +91-9619090123

Taiwan-specific Admissions

Irene Tsai
: +886-2-8789-8855

Vietnam-specific Admissions

De Yan Yong

Graduate Admissions Contact

Temple University International Graduate Admissions
501 Carnell Hall
1803 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-6577

LLM Program

The Beasley School of Law offers master of laws (LLM) programs in Philadelphia as well as in Beijing, in collaboration with Tsinghua University. Started in 1999, the Beijing LLM remains the first and longest-running master of laws degree program in China approved by the Ministry of Education and acquiesced by the American Bar Association. Learn more about the LLM Beijing.

Law Program Office

Tsinghua University School of Law
Mingli Lou, Room 211
Haidian District, Beijing 100085
Phone: (86-10) 6279-4565