International Ph.D. Application Resources & Information

International Ph.D. Application Resources & Information

A Message on behalf of Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and Office of Graduate Student Recruitment:

First and foremost we hope that you will choose the University of Florida for your Ph.D. studies. Please take a few moments to review the information below when making your decision to apply to the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. If you would like to learn more about our funding opportunities click here!

UF International Center

The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is always excited that students and scholars from around the globe have chosen UF as the place where they will enhance their academic and professional backgrounds.  Our international students and scholars serve as representatives from 154 countries, essentially bringing the world to our campus!  In turn, the International Center aims to assist students and scholars as they make the transition from their homeland to the United States, and adjust to life at the University of Florida. 

International Student Advisors
Additional Information

Is the GRE Required (by Department)?:

Department Is the GRE Required for Ph.D. Applications?
Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Biomedical Engineering No
Chemical Engineering No
Computer and Information Science and Engineering No
Electrical and Computer Engineering No
ESSIE: Civil Engineering No
ESSIE: Coastal and Environmental No
Industrial and Systems Engineering No
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering No
Materials Science and Engineering/Nuclear Sciences No


  1. Our Ph.D. fellowships can include up to four to five years of full funding including tuition, GatorGradCare health insurance, and an annual living stipend.
  2. 29 Early Career Award Winners (NSF, PECASE, DOE, NASA)
  3. Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is ranked among the Top 25 public graduate engineering schools in the U.S. and the No. 1 engineering school in the State of Florida, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking. 

  1. $900M in Research Expenditures across the University. 
  2. UF is ranked #5 for Top Ten Public Universities by 2021 U.S. News & World Report.
  3. UF Ranking #1 Nationally Most Efficient Research Institution & Innovation Impact
  4. We enjoy an average temperature of 81 degrees being 90 minutes from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. 
  5.  #2 Best College Value for a Public University, 2019 Kiplinger’s –

Ph.D. Application Fee Waivers for International Students

Some Engineering Departments are offering some Ph.D. application fee waivers for international students for the Fall 2023 term.  This includes:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Sciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering Sciences

To be considered, please contact the appropriate engineering departmental graduate staff from this website:

If you are more interested in a master’s degree then we invite you to review our master’s application offer: