International Admissions

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Overview

UF’s online entomology and nematology graduate program welcomes international students to pursue their passion for entomology and experience the professional benefits of our top-ranked program.

International students should carefully review the minimum requirements section of their respective program of interest. Any additional application materials that are needed for international applications are included on the minimum requirement pages (below):

TOEFL

The English Language Skill Requirement for Admission

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to submit your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council approved English language skills test scores.

Non-English Speaking Countries

Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the graduate school’s list of English-speaking countries.

Minimum TOEFL Scores

To be admitted to our graduate program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score
Paper-based550
Computer-based213
Internet80

Sending TOEFL Scores

  • All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.
  • Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS (Education Testing Service), are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports, or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents

Transcript/Mark Sheet and Diploma/Degree Certificate: International Applicants

If either your bachelor’s or graduate degree(s) were earned outside of the United States, please see the transcript and diploma requirement below.

Graduate applicants must submit an official, original document in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from your university or may be completed by a certified translator.

Your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations if required should be assembled by you and sent to the address below in one package. If you would like your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned to you, you must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the package that you send.

Packages must be sent to:
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall, PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

We must have your original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after your application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, we will send your diploma back to you via the label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

Admissions

Applications can be submitted via this link

International students are welcome to apply to any of our master’s, certificate or non-degree programs. International students should carefully review the minimum requirements section of the respective program of interest. Any additional application materials that are needed for international applications are included on the minimum requirement pages below:

There is a non-refundable $30 application fee. It cannot be waived for international students.

No. All of our coursework is entirely online, and for most of our programs, there is no requirement to come to the U.S.

You will receive a unique, eight-digit UFID number that will allow you to check the status of your application materials. This UFID number will be generated at the time you submit your application. Admission decisions are sent to applicants via email to the address provided during the application steps.

You can use your temporary username and password to log into your application and verify if it was successfully submitted.

Student Life

No, our entomology and nematology graduate programs are entirely online.

Financial

No. UF does encourage students to research external scholarship opportunities.

Test Scores

Scores are valid for two years after the test date. For more information about the TOEFL exam, please click here: http://www.ets.org/toefl

Documents

Graduate applicants must submit an official, original document in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from your university or may be completed by a certified translator. Evaluations can be provided by the following suggested services:

Your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations, if required, should be assembled by you and sent to the address below in one package. If you would like your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned to you, you must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the package that you send.

Packages must be sent to:
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall, PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

We cannot accept photocopies, scans or faxes of diplomas or transcripts. We must have your original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after your application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, we will send your diploma back to you via the label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

General Questions

You are welcome to email us at dess@ahc.ufl.edu.

If you have earned any degrees outside of the United States, or you currently reside outside of the United States, you are considered an international applicant.

Learn More About the Program

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