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International Admissions


The University of Florida welcomes international students to our diverse population of learners. UF seeks students from around the world who have the desire to succeed and can contribute to our community through strong academic performance. International students are welcome to apply to our graduate certificate program and/or sample our classes as non-degree seeking students.

International students should carefully review the program’s minimum requirements section. Any additional application materials needed for international applications are included on the minimum requirement pages (below):

Graduate Certificate


Admissions Checklist

Please see the admissions checklist for international applicants here: Click Here.


English Language Skill Requirement for Admission

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English-speaking country, you will need to submit your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council-approved English language skills test scores.

For students from non-English-speaking countries, UF offers English Language Proficiency resources to help international students improve their English skills.

To be admitted to a certificate program, applicants must have the following TOEFL scores:

TOEFL Exam Type Required Score
Paper-based 550
Computer-based 213
Internet 80

All applicants must have the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.

Only official, sealed scores direct from ETS are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

Note: Due to the impacts of the coronavirus, we are temporarily unable to accept original hard copies of documents. For admission review purposes, international applicants should upload their unofficial transcripts and/or credential evaluations, along with their degree certificates to their application. This can be done while completing the application or, if already submitted, applicants can log into their application status ( and upload documents. If admitted, official copies of the documents will be required prior to registering for the 2nd term of attendance. Please wait to send these until regular operations have resumed.

Transcript/Mark Sheet and Diploma/Degree Certificate: International Applicants

We must receive your original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. Graduate applicants must submit an official, original document in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, exact literal English translations must be provided. The English translation may come from your university or may be completed by a certified translator. Original documents are strongly preferred, however, if you cannot send originals we can accept the WES Course-by-Course evaluation report: For details visit Please note that we cannot accept the WES Document-by-Document evaluation report or any other evaluations from other credential services.

Packages with documents that need to be returned to you must be sent to:

University of Florida
Attn: Distance Education Support Services
1115 NW 4th St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

We keep your documents locked and safe until after your application materials are processed and an application decision is made. Once the documents are reviewed, we will send them back to you using the return label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

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