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  • International Admissions

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

    If you are applying for a master’s degree, please ensure early in the program that you will be able to enter the United States to attend the Special Topics course in the final semester. Contact your U.S. embassy or consulate if you are uncertain about the 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 participating; click below to apply to a program of interest:

    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.

    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 either your 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 you have earned a previous graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you have a graduate or professional degree from an international institution, you must take and submit GRE scores. There is no exception.

    • If you are earning a graduate level degree in the U.S. but will not have it completed by the application deadline for the term you applied for, you are not exempt from the GRE.
    • We require only the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE to be taken and reported. Please see score requirements below.

    Having the TOEFL or English Language Test sent 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 your application:

    • 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 Old Exam (before Aug. 2011) New Exam (after Aug. 2011)
      Verbal 500 153
      Quantitative 500 144
      Total 1000 297

      *To compare the two exam score ranges on the old versus new scale, please see The GRE Guide to the Use of Scores.

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