International students are welcome at Swedish Institute*. The college is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The Swedish Institute will issue an I-20 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 non-refundable deposit of $1,500 towards tuition for the first semester or quarter.
International applicants must submit up-to-date documentation 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 of the United States must submit official high school or college transcripts with a translation (if applicable) and an evaluation from a recognized credentialing organization to show equivalency to United States educational standards. There is a fee for this evaluation, payable directly to the credentialing organization.
Applicants whose first language is not English may be asked to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to confirm their language skills will not 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
Princeton, NJ 08451
For more information about foreign student applications, contact the Admissions Department.
* It is important to note that while foreign students may take the New York State licensure exam to receive a license, in order to practice massage therapy, one must be either a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen.