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International Admissions

International students are welcome to apply to any of the master’s degree, graduate certificate, or non-degree seeking programs.

If applying for a master’s degree, the applicant should ensure that they will be able to enter the United States to attend the Special Topics course in the final semester. Please contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for visa requirements.

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

There are three enrollment options for students; click the links below to apply to a program:

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

If the student’s bachelor’s or graduate degree(s) were earned outside of the United States, please see the transcript and diploma requirement below.

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, then certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from the originating university or may be completed by a certified translator.

Students must assemble their transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations (if required) and send to the address below in one package. If students would like their transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned, they must provide a return shipping label and return packaging with their transcript/mark sheet . Students must also include this checklist, filled out, in the package that contains their application documents.

Please see the checklist here: Checklist

Packages must be sent to:
University of Florida
Attn: Entrepreneurial Programs
2046 NE Waldo Rd, Rm 2200
Gainesville FL 32609

*The University of Florida must have the original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. UF keeps the diploma locked and safe until after the application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, UF will return the diploma to the student via the provided label and packaging. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, UF is not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

The English Language Skill Requirements for Admission: International Applicants Only

Having the TOEFL or English Language Test sent to the University of Florida

  • All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.
  • Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS (Education Testing Service), are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

Minimum TOEFL Scores Required

To be considered for the certificate, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

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

GRE Requirement: International Applicants

If the applicant’s bachelor’s or graduate degree(s) were earned outside of the United States, please see the GRE requirement below. An exemption for the GRE may be granted if the applicant has already earned a graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If the applicant has a graduate or professional degree from an international institution, they must take and submit GRE scores. There is no exception.

  • If the applicant is earning a graduate level degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, but will not have it completed by the application deadline for the term they are applying for, they are not exempt from the GRE.
  • UF only requires the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE to be taken and reported. Please see score requirements below.

Sending GRE scores to the University of Florida:

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

How the GRE affects applications:

  • The overall GRE score is taken into account along with other factors such as undergraduate GPA, grades from other graduate courses, and experience.
  • To be competitive, applicants should have scores as shown below:
  • Exam Section New Exam (after Aug. 2011)
    Verbal 153
    Quantitative 144
    Total 297

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