International Student Admissions

As one of the United States’ most global universities, the University at Buffalo is home to more than 4,500 students from 110 countries.

We value international students as members of our community and will provide outstanding support services for you and your dependent family members, if they accompany you to Buffalo.

Our resources that will help you succeed at UB include:

  • one of the best and most thorough international student orientation programs offered by any U.S. university
  • a mentoring program for new international students
  • world-class learning and research opportunities
  • many opportunities to be involved in campus life, including international and local clubs and activities

In addition to being an affordable, friendly and fun city, Buffalo welcomes and respects international students.

You can apply to our master’s programs online. Your application will be forwarded to the department when you have completed the online application.

Once you submit your application online for formal review, you will be provided with a link to our online payment system, where you can pay the application fee.

After you have applied online, submit your official credentials directly to the program you have selected.

Requirements

You must submit these official credentials directly to the program:

  • official transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a resume
  • a personal letter stating career objectives and research experience. Research experience is highly desirable.
  • Official GRE score report

GRE score reporting codes

  • Institution code: R2925
  • Department code: 0669

Eligibility

A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the program. Admission is based on:

  • a grade point average of B (3.0) or better
  • examination scores
  • letters of recommendation
  • academic performance
  • research experience

Recommended undergraduate courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physiology, physics and mathematics, including calculus and statistics.

Deadline

Your application must be completed and official documentation should be filed no later than March 15th.

The department admissions committee will review your complete application and contact you directly.

Fees

Once you submit your application online for formal review, you will be provided with a link to our online payment system, where you can pay the application fee.

English Proficiency

International applicants must also present a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. It is university policy that test dates be no older than two years when students enter a program.

  • Institution code: R2925 (SUNY-University at Buffalo)
  • Department code: 45