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We understand that it's difficult for international students to apply to schools in the US, but please know that almost one-quarter of MIT's applications are from international students all over the globe and we are very comfortable evaluating your application in context.

A committee of experienced MIT admissions officers will review your application in detail. We are very familiar with international school systems, including (but not limited to): the IB, A Levels, the French Baccalaureate, and CBSE. Your application will be reviewed within the context of the resources available to you, including your situation as affected by family, school, culture, region, and country.

We do not have any required high school classes for domestic or international students.

All students apply to MIT for general admission and select a major at the end of the first year with help from their Freshman Advisor; therefore all applicants must meet the same test requirements.

MIT offers need-blind admissions which means we do not know what your finances are when we read your application. At no point during the process does the question of how much money your family does, or doesn't, have enter the process. We won't admit you because you can pay full-freight, and we won't deny you because you can't pay a nickel. It's your mettle, not your money, that gets you into MIT. 

Please visit our page for International Applicants to learn more about our application process.
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