International Students

Preparing to apply

First, please review our application instructions. Since it can often take more time for documents from institutions in other countries to be received, we recommend that all of our prospective international students begin their application process early.

International applicants must take into account the following considerations to ensure that their applications are complete:

English Proficiency

The University of Florida requires proficiency in spoken and written English and 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). The university‚Äôs TOEFL code is 5812.

Minimum Scores

  • TOEFL: 550 (paper test); 80 (internet based)
  • IELTS: 6
  • MELAB: 77
  • Please note: The TOEFL ITP is not accepted for admission purposes.

You are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if you are from one of the following countries.


All international applicants must submit a World Education Services (WES) evaluation, in lieu of official transcripts.

Costs and Visa information

The university requires proof of financial support for the first year of study. Refer to projected international student tuition. An additional $6,000 is required if you are bringing a spouse and $2,500 for each child who may accompany you.

Please make copies of the certificate of financial responsibility for your records and for use at the U.S. Consulate. You cannot be issued the I-20 until you provide financial confirmation indicating full coverage of the estimated total cost of your educational and living expenses. You will receive instructions on submitting these documents after admission.

The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) can provide more information on costs and obtaining a visa. You will receive instructions on the I-20 process after admission.