International Student Applicants

International Student Applicants

The David Geffen School of Drama welcomes applications from students from around the world. All applications are carefully reviewed regardless of citizenship or country of residence.

Students applying from abroad follow essentially the same procedure and have the same application requirements as all other students. For detailed application information by academic program please visit our admissions webpage.


Financial Aid

Thanks to a generous donation from the David Geffen Foundation all students in degree and certificate programs receive full tuition scholarships. International students are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid for living expenses, and also follow essentially the same financial aid procedure as other students. Please note that if your application materials include any documents that are not in English, you must provide an official English translation in addition to the original documents. For detailed information please visit our Financial Aid webpage.

English Proficiency

If English if not your first language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test by January 15. The school code for the TOEFL iBT is: 3988. We do not have a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score but we expect candidates to be fluent in English. If you have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where English was the primary language of instruction, you do not need to take the TOEFL.

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

OISS exists to help all international students and scholars throughout their time at Yale. The OISS website provides detailed information related to Immigration, Travel Guidance, Taxes & Legal Matters, and Campus & Community Life. We encourage you to explore their website for more information.


Additional Information and Resources for International Students:

Application Deadlines

Office of International Affairs

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