International Applicants


UCF is committed to maintaining a diverse student body, and currently enrolls students from more than 140 countries.

For information on how to complete your application, follow the steps below. You may also download a copy of the International Student Information Sheet. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download here.

Step 1: Submit Application Online

Submit the completed UCF online application form and pay the required non-refundable $30.00 application fee in U.S. Dollars.

Step 2: Submit Required Academic Documents

The academic documents required will vary based upon your entry level.

  • Freshmen – Submit official transcripts from all U.S. and/or international secondary schools attended.
  • Transfer – Submit official transcripts from all U.S. and/or international universities attended. If you are transferring with fewer than 60 credit hours, you must also submit official transcripts from all U.S. and/or international secondary schools attended.


  • If you are submitting transcripts from an international secondary school or university that uses a grading system different than the U.S. system, transcript evaluations (including translations if needed) will be required. Transcript evaluations must be completed by one of the following companies:  Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services.
  • If you are submitting international secondary school (high school) credentials, you must request document-by-document evaluations with a GPA computation of your record. If you are submitting international post-secondary school (university) credentials, order course-by-course evaluations.
  • Any documents received by UCF will become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party including Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services.

Step 3: Submit SAT or ACT Scores (if required)

Freshmen and transfer students with less than 60 credit hours will be required to submit either SAT (UCF SAT Code: 5233) or ACT scores (UCF ACT Code: 0735).

Step 4: Submit IELTS or TOEFL Scores (if required)

Students whose first language is not English may be required to adequately demonstrate English competency by submitting scores from either IELTS or TOEFL (UCF TOEFL Code: 5233).

Minimum Scores for English Language Proficiency

IELTS Score: 6.5

TOEFL Scores
Internet: 80
Computer: 213
Paper: 550

Step 5: Submit Required Immigration Documents

International applicants must submit immigration related documents to UCF Global. For a list of the documents and additional details, please visit the UCF Global website.


  1. Your application will not be reviewed until official SAT or ACT score reports (if applicable), all official high school or college transcript evaluations, all official AICE, AP, IB and CLEP score reports (if applicable), and official TOEFL or IELTS score reports have been received.
  2. Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF.
  3. Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct.

Financial Aid

International students studying in the United States on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa are not eligible for federal student aid. Information on financial assistance available to international students can be obtained by visiting the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance website.


International Deadlines

Summer:  January 1 
Fall:  March 1 
Spring:  September 1 

Supporting documents should be provided as soon as possible. Additional information is available at the International Affairs and Global Strategies website.

University Profile*

Student Population:



67 Florida counties
50 states
157 countries

Top 5 Countries

Venezuela, China, United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia

*Fall 2016