EDA Developing Countries List for AY 2020/2021

Fall 2021, Spring 2022 & Summer 2022

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf receives federal funding and there are provisions in the Education of Deaf Act supporting deaf and hard-of-hearing students from developing countries with tuition surcharges (or rather tuition discounts). 

This web page lists the admissions contact for prospective deaf and hard-of-hearing international students as well as the list of developing/non-developing countries as determined annually by the World Bank as of October 1 each year for the upcoming academic year.

An international student will retain their developing country tuition surcharge credit as long as the student's enrollment status remains uninterrupted through their academic years. This applies even if a student’s country status changes from developing to non-developing. If the country's status changes from non-developing to developing, the surcharge credit can be adjusted going forward, but cannot be adjusted retroactively. This applies to new applicants and to students who move from undergraduate to graduate programs.

Updated as of 12/1/2021:

List of Developing Countries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt, Arab Rep.
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia, The
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Rwanda
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Asia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen, Rep.
Zambia
Zimbabwe
List of Non-Developing Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas, The
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Germany
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Hong Kong SAR, China
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Korea, Rep.
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao SAR, China
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Montenegro
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
North America
Norway
Oman
Palau
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
Sweden
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela, RB

Applying for Admission

You should apply as an international student if you are a citizen of a foreign country and are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Learn more about the application process

Contact

Rick Postl
Interim Director of NTID Admissions

(585) 475-6700 (Voice/VRS - Front Desk)
(585) 743-1366 (VP- Front Desk)
(585) 475-2696 (Fax)