International Students: Welcome to Gallaudet University, the world leader in education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students!

For Undergraduate Programs

Our international admissions counselor will work closely with you from the start of your application to the day you arrive at the university for orientation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the international admissions counselor at

To apply for admission, go to Application Central.

Majors and Minors

For Graduate Programs

To apply for admission to Gallaudet, use our Online Graduate Application.

Application Requirements
Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

English Language Institute

Gallaudet University's English Language Institute (ELI) provides full-time instruction in English as a Second Language, American Sign Language and cross-cultural studies to international and American deaf and hard of hearing adults. Intensive study helps students become proficient in English in order to qualify for admission to Gallaudet or another university in the United States.

ELI Details and Application

For Visiting and Special Students

The International Special Student Program (ISSP) at Gallaudet University is a study program designed for people from outside the United States who are interested in studying at Gallaudet University for up to one year.

ISSP Details and Application