International Applicants

The College of Pharmacy welcomes students from around the world to join our program. Please review the additional documentation required for international applicants and contact if you have any additional questions.

English Proficiency Tests

All international applicants must provide proof of English Proficiency to be considered for admission to the graduate program.

Scores from the following English Proficiency tests are accepted:

  • TOEFL:  scores must be sent through the Education Testing Service (ETS) using the institution test code 5812.
  • IELTS:  scores must be sent through the IELTS Results Service E-Delivery.  An institution test code is not required. Paper scores or unofficial scores from students will not be accepted.
  • Duolingo: UF does not accept language test scores from Duolingo

Send official test scores directly from the testing service to the UF Office of Admissions. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

Exemptions are granted only if applicants have successfully completed one 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; or if applicants hold an earned equivalent of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree from a recognized/regionally accredited college or university in the United States or country where English is the official language.

Please note that Florida law requires international students to prove English proficiency to be funded as a graduate assistant with teaching duties. If you chose to not submit previous English Proficiency scores due to being eligible for the test waiver, you may be asked to take the UF SPEAK test to comply with English proficiency regulations. Please review and comply with the University requirements for admission and English proficiency.

International Transcripts

Transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified, literal line-for-line English translation of the original document. Acceptable certified translations are issued by your institution or a professional translating service.

Unofficial transcripts and degree certificates can be uploaded for initial review, however official transcripts, translations (if applicable) and degree certificates/diplomas are required and must be submitted no later than the end of your first semester of enrollment in the program.

Digitally uploaded academic credentials must include the same information appearing on an official transcript, including biographical information, institution name, signatures, seals and stamps.

Visa Information

Once admitted, the UF International Center (UFIC) works with international students to transition to campus.  The College of Pharmacy Office of Graduate Education will initiate the I-20 request for admitted international students shortly after receiving the signed Letter of Admission.  Soon after, the UFIC will contact the student via email for the required documentation to begin the visa process.

SEVIS Transfer 

Students already in the United States, either attending another institution or on a period of employment authorization, must schedule a SEVIS transfer to UF with the international student advisor at their current institution.