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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.

Apply Online

Apply online to the PhD program through the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences.

Deadline

Your application must be completed and supporting documentation must be received by Jan. 10.

Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the program.

You must submit the following credentials to apply:

  • transcript(s) from every postsecondary institution you have attended
  • GRE score report
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal letter stating career objectives and research experience; research experience is highly desirable

GRE score reporting codes

  • Institution Code: R2925
  • Department Code: 0699

Strong consideration is given to students who majored in chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or psychology. Recommended undergraduate courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physiology, physics and mathematics, including calculus and statistics.

Fees

The application fee is $85.

You may pay the fee when you apply online or pay it separately online.

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

The minimum score that we accept is:

Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT)
100
Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT) 600
Computer-based TOEFL Test (CBT) 250
IELTS 7.5