International Admissions

International [in (t) ǝr ' naSH (ǝ) n (ǝ) l]
existing, occurring, or carried on between two or more nations. UF classifies students as international if they are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and they hold an F-1 or J-1 visa.

The University of Florida consistently ranks within the top 100 universities worldwide. UF hosts more than 6,000 international students who are seeking an education that is fully accredited and will be recognized all over the globe. As the state of Florida's most prestigious university, the University of Florida is one the state's centers for education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The university offers unrivaled access to world-class facilities, nationally recognized faculty, and a vibrant and diverse campus community.

International students offer a cultural perspective that enriches the entire UF campus community. As a student at the University of Florida, you can choose from more than 100 undergraduate degree programs and more than 200 graduate degree programs.

The campus provides incredible opportunities with top-quality advising to help you plan your academic courses, as well as excellent career mentoring, research opportunities, and nearly 1,000 student organizations.

The university is located in Gainesville in North Central Florida, continually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.


At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it is no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation's top universities.

The University of Florida is known for providing students with state of the art technology.


The University of Florida prides itself on being at the forefront of technology, research and techniques, and makes the best possible equipment and resources available to students.

The University of Florida is nationally recognized as a research campus.


Undergraduate and graduate students are valued partners in research that occurs on our campus. UF has more than 100 interdisciplinary research and education centers. We are one of the nation's leaders in transferring successful discoveries in our labs into commercial products that make the world a better place.

Companies can be more prone to hire students with global experiences.

Enhance Your Career Prospects

Make yourself even more marketable by having the experience gained by studying in the United States. Companies are eager to hire employees who not only have multi-cultural language skills but also those who can communicate, negotiate and conduct business and research across different cultures.

UF has an incredible student and campus life that welcomes international students.

Incredible Campus Life

The 2,000-acre UF campus is home to over 50,000 Gators, 8,600 of which live on-campus. Our 26 residence halls, 15 Living Learning Communities and six graduate communities are much more than buildings; they're where the next world problem will be solved and where you'll call home. Few campuses can match our student spirit, from cheering on our championship sports teams to being part of a caring student body that volunteers more than 3,000 hours of service a year. Our campus culture is simply this: Gators, together, are working for a greater purpose.