International Applicants


International Student Admission

A-B Tech Welcomes International Students

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) welcomes students from all countries interested in pursuing a diploma or associate degree in many fields of study. A-B Tech has been approved to issue I-20 forms for qualified international applicants seeking F-1 or M-1 status.

English Proficiency

A-B Tech does not offer an Intensive English Language program – English proficiency is required and must be documented by TOEFL scores or an acceptable alternative. International students are not eligible for financial aid and will be required to pay out-of-state tuition rates during enrollment.

Academic Programs

International students interested in attending A-B Tech may choose from a wide selection of diploma and associate degree programs. Please review our academic program offerings. If you do not find a program of interest at A-B Tech, please visit Study in the States to find a school that fits your needs.

Proof of Financial Support & Cost of Attendance

International students on an F-1 or M-1 student visa must be enrolled full-time.  International students must show proof of financial support sufficient to cover out-of-state tuition, fees, books, supplies, living and travel expenses, and incidental costs for a minimum of one year of study.  Please review the Cost of Attendance prior to submitting an application.

Admission Requirements

If you are interested in applying as an international student, please review our admission requirements.