An applicant who has earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college can apply for admission to the UF Graduate School.
The University of Florida requires proficiency in spoken and written English. The university accepts the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Proficiency in the English language is required of graduate applicants and junior-level transfer applicants from countries, including Puerto Rico, where English is not the official language. The UF Institution Code is 5812 for submitting scores.
Applicants must submit official results from one of the following with the required score or documented successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute Program. The UF Center for Arts in Medicine does not require the GRE.
International students are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollment at UF, or if you are from one of the following countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe.
Graduate applicants must upload an official copy (in native language) of each transcript or mark sheet, and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English. Requesting international transcripts have additional requirements that must be followed for each international institution. This process can be very time-intensive, so it is recommended to start this process as soon as possible. (Even before submitting your application). If your school is able to send official transcripts electronically to the UF Office of Admissions in English, then it is not necessary to upload them yourself. In summary, you must provide:
If our international office is unable to verify your diploma, they may request a credential evaluation be completed by a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Below are some example companies that offer credential evaluation services with grade point average calculation. These are a sample only and mention below does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the University of Florida. You do not need to request a credential evaluation unless the international office specifically asks you to.
All international documentation is reviewed by the International Admissions Office as well as the UF Online Admissions Office. This process takes longer than normal and the review process will not begin until all required documentation has been submitted. Required documentation such as transcripts, diploma/degree certificates, and examination results must be accompanied by certified, literal (exact) English translations if documents are not issued originally in English.
Each application requires a non-refundable $35 application fee in U.S. currency. Online applicants may use credit cards. Please be aware that if paying by credit card, a small service fee may be charged. Foreign money orders will not be accepted. If it is difficult to submit the application fee because of currency restrictions in your country, you may ask a friend or relative in the United States to submit the fee on your behalf. Make sure your full name and date of birth are included with the fee payment. The application will not be processed without the application fee, and there are no fee waivers or postponements of payment.