International Master’s Students

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Top Research from a Top 10 Public University

Research at University of Florida plays a significant role in shaping our world. UF is one of only six universities in the country with colleges of law, medicine, engineering, agriculture and veterinary medicine on one campus, allowing students to collaborate across disciplines to engineer global solutions.

  • UF received $838 million in research awards in fiscal year 2018
  • There are currently 10,750 active research projects
  • UF helped launch more than 190 startups based on researchers’  technologies.
  • More than 1,600 faculty received awards in 2017.
  • Learn more about research at UF.

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Best in Value

The University of Florida is known as a “best value” school for its educational impact and reasonable cost of living in the City of Gainesville.

As of January 2018, UF is ranked:

  • No. 1 by Value Colleges – Top 50 Best Value Colleges
  • No. 2 in the nation among public universities and No. 1 in Florida by Kiplinger
  • No. 3 by Forbes Best Value Colleges
  • No. 10 by Money Magazine – Best College for your money

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Industry Connections

UF Career Connection Center hosts the Career Showcase twice a year in the Exactech Arena, Stephen O’Connell Center. These annual student job/internship fairs are the largest in the Southeast of the U.S. with more than 400 companies in attendance to recruit UF students.

In addition, most departments within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering also host targeted recruiting events throughout the year. Below are just a few examples of companies who have historically recruited UF engineers with a visa option:

  • Citrix
  • Intel
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • PayPal
  • InfoTech
  • Fanatics
  • Applied Data Corporation

In the headlines: Originally from China, UF alumnus Yangbin Wang (MSEE ’93) recently won the Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for Vobile, a software he developed in 2005 to catch pirate video streaming. Read more >>>

Funding Opportunities for International Students:

  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Glenn and Deborah Renwick Engineering Scholar Award provides some students $20,000 for non-Florida residents (out-of-state, international) and $10,000 for Florida residents (in-state) towards the completion of an engineering on-campus master’s degree.
  • NON-FLORIDA RESIDENT FUNDING: The Academic Achievement Award provides a guaranteed award of $4,500, which is distributed as a partial tuition waiver of $1,500 a semester for up to three semesters. This is open to out-of-state and international students. State of Florida residents are not eligible.

Questions? Contact our Masters Student Recruiting Chairs:

From China:

  • Yunxi Qu,, Education PhD Student, Chinese Student Recruitment Assistant
  • Ruiyang Guo,, Biomedical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Xiaolong Guo,, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Hongjia He,, Mechanical Engineering, Hainan University
  • Xiaoqin Pan,, Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University
  • Yanan Rong,, Biomedical Engineering, Northwest A&F University
  • Qiang Yang,, Biomedical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aero & Astronautic
  • Haolan Zhen,, Industrial Systems Engineering, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

From India: 

  • Sugandha Gupta,, Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Guru Gobind SIngh Indraprastha University
  • Vishwas Jindal,, Biomedical Engineering, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology
  • Sneha S. Kurhade,, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mumbai University
  • Madhuvanthi Soundirarajan,, Biomedical Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai
  • Vishnu Srinivasan,, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
  • Sattanaathan Thayumanan,, Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Institute of Technology Tiruchi


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