Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or are not permanent residents of the U.S. are considered for admissions on the same basis as citizens or permanent residents. However, because of the different processing requirements and time/distance issues (especially for mail), applications and other materials for admission should be submitted as early as possible. The following requirements must be met by an international applicant in order to begin studies in either undergraduate or graduate programs as a degree-seeking F-1 or J-1 student at the University of North Florida.
The application deadline represents the date when the application, transcripts, test scores, and all supplemental materials must be received by The Graduate School.
The Application for Admission must be accompanied by a US $30.00 non-refundable fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars only) payable to the University of North Florida (UNF). Do not send cash. Applications cannot be processed without this fee.
The deadlines repeat each year, and if the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the next following business day shall be the effective deadline.
All applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, are required to show proof of satisfactory evidence that the applicant's competency in English is adequate. Students whose native language is not English must meet one of the following requirements of English Language Proficiency:Hold one of the following credentials:
Or, achieve one of the following test scores:
Minimum scores requirements vary per department with scores over 500 (combined verbal and quantative components) being the most competitive. Please see your intended program profile for more information regarding the required aptitude test.
Minimum scores requirements vary per department. Please see your intended program profile for more information regarding the required aptitude test.
The Affidavit is a legal document that is signed by the sponsor (the person who will be providing the funds) stating the amount of funds that she/he will provide for the educational expenses of the student applicant and then certified by a bank official that the sponsor does have that amount of funds in his/her account. This form represents an obligation on the part of the sponsor to provide the required amount of funds as indicated on the form. Please review the Estimated Costs of Attendance for International Students to determine the amount of funds needed to be written on the Affidavit.
Please send all materials or direct immigration inquiries to: International CenterUniversity of North Florida 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville , FL 32224-2659 telephone: (904) 620-2657 fax: (904) 620-3925 E-mail:email@example.com
The State of Florida requires proof of medical insurance that meets a minimum standard as a prerequisite to registration. Health insurance coverage can be purchased through the UNF Student Health Services upon arrival. If a student would want to request UNF to accept a different insurance policy, the insurance company must fax a completed, signed, and stamped UNF Student Health Services International Student Health Insurance Evaluation Form indicating that the alternate insurance policy meets all minimal requirements as outlined. Students may not register for classes until the health insurance requirement is met.
Please send all materials or direct health inquiries to: Medical Compliance OfficeUniversity of North Florida 1 UNF DriveJacksonville , FL 32224-2659 Telephone: (904) 620-2175 Fax: (904) 620-2901
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