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  • The University of Florida welcomes international students to join our diverse population of learners. UF seeks students from around the world who have the desire to succeed and can positively contribute to our academic community by demonstrating strong academic performance. International students are welcome to apply to our master’s degree and graduate certificate programs, as well as to take our non-degree classes.

    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):


    The English Language Skill Requirement for Admissions

    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.

    Non-English Speaking Countries
    Minimum TOEFL Scores
    Sending TOEFL Scores


    If either your bachelor's or graduate degree(s) were earned outside of the United States, please see the GRE requirements below. If you have earned a graduate or professional degree from an accredited university in the U.S., you are exempt from this requirement and do not need to submit GRE scores. If you have a graduate or professional degree from an international institution, you must take and submit GRE scores. There is no exception.

    GRE Score Requirements
    How the GRE affects your application
    GRE Guide to the Use of Scores
    Additional Information

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

    If either your 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, certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from your university or may be completed by a certified translator.

    Your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations if required should be assembled by you and sent to the address below in one package. If you would like your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned to you, you must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the package that you send. You must also include this checklist, filled out, in the package that you send containing your 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

    *We must have your original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after your application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, we will send your diploma back to you via the 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    How can I apply to UF?
    Are there admissions requirements specifically for students applying from abroad?
    Is there an application fee? Can it be waived for international students?
    Will I need a student visa?
    How will I know if my application has arrived?
    How will I be able to check on the status of my application and receive my admissions decision?

    Student Life

    How many students are currently enrolled in the program?
    Are there any on campus requirements for the Forensic Science master’s program?
    Does UF provide housing during the on campus required portion of the program?


    Does UF offer any scholarships for international students?

    Test Scores

    How long are my TOEFL scores valid?


    Will I need to have my transcripts evaluated?
    Where should I send my documents?
    Can I send a photocopy of my diploma?

    General Questions

    Where should I do if I have additional questions?

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