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 300 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
  • More than 320,000 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. ET) 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.

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.

LLM Program

Temple Law School 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.

Undergraduate Admissions Contact

Temple University International Admissions
1801 North Broad Street
Conwell Hall 103
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Phone: 215-204-4900 
Fax: 215-204-4990

China-specific Admissions

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

Law Program Office

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