ADMISSIONS: International Students

WELCOME TO TEXAS BAPTIST!

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Welcome to our international students on behalf of the staff and students at Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary.  We look forward to serving you and making every effort to help you have a great educational experience in your service to the Lord.  If you have any questions, please contact me to help you find the answer.

Brother James Roney, Dean of Students
jroney@tbi.edu

WELCOME TO TEXAS BAPTIST!

Bienvenido.  Yokoso.  Maligayang pagdating.

Welcome to our international students on behalf of the staff and students at Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary.  We look forward to serving you and making every effort to help you have a great educational experience in your service to the Lord.  If you have any questions, please contact me to help you find the answer.

Brother James Roney, Dean of Students
jroney@tbi.edu

Visit Study in the States to find information on learning about the process and rules for studying in the US as an International Student.

You will find information such as:

  • How to obtain a form I-20
  • Financial Ability
  • Maintaining your F student status
  • Paying the I-901 SEVIS Fee
  • Preparing for your arrival to the US
  • Guidelines for traveling back home

Applying to Texas Baptist

All the items listed below must be returned to Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary before we can issue your I-20.  We must receive original copies of everything.

 

  • International Student Application submitted online.
  • Complete the Background Check – a link will be sent to your email. Make sure to choose International Student Application Form.
  • Certification of Financial Responsibility (this will be sent to you as a .pdf once you apply) along with appropriate documents. You must be able to provide financial proof that you will be able to continue at Texas Baptist for one year.
  • Official Transcripts of all high school and college credits
  • Proof of English Proficiency – If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English proficiency. TOEFL score of 80 is required.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing company.
  • A copy of your passport biographical page

Mail All Documents To:

Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary
Attn:  International Admissions
PO Box 570
Henderson, Texas  75653
USA

Once all required documentation has been received and your application has been approved, check your mail for hard copies of the I-20 along with your acceptance letter.  Your next steps will be to:

After receiving your visa, plan to arrive in the US 10 days prior to the start of the semester, but no more than 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Information regarding travel arrangements will be emailed to you once you have received your I-20.

Once you arrive on campus, report to the DSO.  Bring your Passport, I-94 and F1 Visa.

Financial

If you are accepted to Texas Baptist, you’ll be required to provide proof of financial information (estimated amount of funds required for one year of study and living at Texas Baptist).  Students must provide a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (this will be sent to you as a .pdf once you apply) along with appropriate documents.

Appropriate documents include:

  • Original bank statement verifying the amount you indicate.
  • A statement from your sponsor (parent or individual) verifying his/her ability to provide you with the funds you indicate, along with an original bank statement.
  • If you are receiving support from a church/churches, provide a statement on the church’s letterhead verifying their ability to provide you with the funds indicated.

The total estimated cost for international students will depend upon the program you are accepted to and any dependents you plan to bring with you to the US.  For more information regarding tuition and housing costs use the tuition-calculator and the housing-calculator

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—2  Timothy 2:15