International Applicants

International Coursework

Applicants with coursework taken outside the United States should apply far in advance of the stated deadlines of your intended program of study due to the time it will take to process international credentials. If your post-secondary educational history includes coursework from outside the United States, you must submit the following documentation.

  • A course-by-course credential evaluation, with grade point average (GPA) calculation included, for all non-U.S. coursework. UF accepts an evaluation from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
  • All transcripts and examination certificates of non-U.S. secondary and/or postsecondary coursework in the native language of instruction and a word for word certified, literal (exact) English translation (if applicable). Unofficial transcripts are accepted electronically for the review process, while official transcripts and translations are required upon enrollment.

English Proficiency

UF requires proficiency in spoken and written academic English. Proficiency can be shown through one of two ways: 1.) Coursework done in the United States or a country with English is the official language; or 2.) Examination.

College Coursework

  • Must have successfully completed one full-time academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in the United States or a country where English is the official language
  • Student holds an earned equivalent of an associate degree from a recognized/regionally accredited college or university in the United States or country where English is the official language.


Score reports are valid for two years from the date of testing and must be reported electronically to the University of Florida. UF's TOEFL school code is 5812.

Countries Exempt from English Proficiency

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands
  • Zimbabwe

UF is registered to receive IELTS scores using the IELTS Results Service E-Delivery. Scores should be sent to the University of Florida, which only accepts scores from this E-delivery service. UF does not accept paper Test Report Forms or unofficial copies of IELTS Test Report Forms from students. Applicants should contact the IELTS test center where they took the IELTS to request their official test results be sent to our account name: The University of Florida. An institution code is not required.

The address associated with our IELTS Results Service account is:

The University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
201 Criser Hall
United States