International students are welcomed at the Swedish Institute. The college is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. An I-20 will be issued by the Swedish Institute to allow the student to apply for an F-1 visa from his/her country of origin. I-20s are issued after an applicant has been granted admission and has enrolled/registered and has paid a deposit of $1,500 towards tuition for the first semester or quarter.
International applicants must submit an an up-to-date proof confirming the availability of sufficient funds for tuition, related school costs, and living expenses while attending Swedish Institute.
All applicants who have been educated outside the United States must submit official high school or college transcripts with a translation (if applicable) and an evaluation by a recognized credentialing organization to show equivalency to United States educational standards. There is a fee for this evaluation, payable directly to the agency.
Applicants whose first language is not English may be asked to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if there is a possibility that their language skills might be a barrier to success in the classroom. Applicants must score at least 72 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) with the following minimums in each subject area: 16 in Listening, 14 in Writing, 19 in Reading, and 19 in Speaking.
A list of test centers may be obtained from www.ets.org or through the Educational Testing Service office: ETS Corporate Headquarters Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08451. Phone: 609-921-9000.
It is important to note that while foreign students may take the New York State licensure exam, to receive a license to practice massage therapy one must be either a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
For more information about foreign student applications, contact the Office of Admissions.