The SANS Technology Institute Welcomes International Students
We welcome students from all over the world who want to get the best college education in cybersecurity. All of our undergraduate and graduate programs can be completed online, in person, or by combining online classes with courses that begin with weeklong in-person events held across the United States and around the world.
Earn a U.S.-based Degree from Your Home
Cost, relocation, and obtaining a student visa are challenges international students face when trying to enroll in degree programs at traditional U.S. universities. At the SANS Technology Institute, you have the option of earning a U.S.-based degree or certificate entirely online, so you can prepare to launch or advance your cybersecurity career without ever leaving your home.
Secondary Credentials for International Applicants
Students who completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States must submit transcripts for course-by-course evaluation to International Education Evaluations (IEE) or World Education Services (WES) before completing their SANS application package.
Transcripts must be received by the Office of Admissions directly from IEE or WES via e-mail to email@example.com.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
|TOEFL iBT -
Applicants must attain a minimum score of 25 in each of the sub-categories (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) and a minimum overall score of 100. We are not able to offer exceptions to scores lower than our minimum.
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|IELTS - Applicants must attain a minimum score of 7.5 in each of the sub-categories (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) and a minimum overall score of 7.5. We are not able to offer exceptions to scores lower than our minimum.
Are there any exceptions to the English proficiency requirement?
The only exception to the English proficiency requirement is for students who have earned a degree from a college or university that taught their program in English. If you believe you qualify for this requirement, you can indicate a request for an exception on the English Proficiency Form (found on the checklist in the applicant portal). In order to verify your exception request, we will need official (and evaluated, if international) transcripts. Once we receive your request and transcripts, we will determine if you qualify for the exception.
What if I do not meet the minimum English proficiency scores?
To ensure a successful academic experience, we only accept students who have met our minimum English proficiency scores. We are not able to offer exceptions to scores lower than our minimum.