International Students

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 largest and oldest 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.

University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) prides itself on the diversity of its students to contribute to Powering The New Engineer. HWCOE is home to the largest number of international graduate students and 3rd largest number of undergraduate students at University of Florida representing diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

This is a global recognition of the dedication that the college places on providing excellent engineering education and research. If you are an international student looking to be part of the Gator Engineering experience, we welcome international students from all levels to come to UF. International students add to the intellectual rigor of the academic programs and cultural diversity to its student life.

Admission Requirements

Beginning Freshman

A beginning freshman is an applicant who has not attended a university of college. The applicant should have completed his or her secondary education (equivalent to completing high school in the United States) prior to starting at UF.

The undergraduate application process to the University of Florida HWCOE is the same for all applicants regardless of citizenship status or country of residence. For information about the requirements for admission to the University of Florida and costs of attendance, please refer to the UF Office of Admissions website.

Transfer Students

A transfer student is an applicant who has or who will earn two years or more of university/college coursework or 60 semester hours or more of credit in a U.S. university or college. For information about transfer application requirements, please refer to the UF Office of Admissions website on transfer admissions.

Transfer admissions decisions are made by each major department in HWCOE. Please refer to the individual departments for information pertaining to specific transfer requirements.

Graduate Students

A graduate student is one who has earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college. Graduate admissions into Gator Engineering programs is intensely competitive and admissions is decided by each individual department. You’ll send application materials to both the university Graduate School and to your desired department.

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Financial Resources for International Students

UF does not award any type of financial assistance to international undergraduates. However, international students are qualified to apply for scholarships with the same opportunities as domestic students.

The UF International Center has put together a helpful list of available scholarships at UF and other financial resources at http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/ISS/FinancialResources.html