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:
In addition to being an affordable, friendly and fun city, Buffalo welcomes and respects international students.
You can apply online. You'll need to submit scanned copies of all required supporting documents before your application will be reviewed. You may save and edit your application as you go.
Official documents will be required if you are offered admission.
Once your application is ready, you must formally submit it and upload your documents.
You may log in at any time to check your status.
The online checklist is your best source about the status of your application during the review process; please check it frequently.
You will receive an email when your admission decision is available in the portal.
If you are applying from outside the United States, apply as early as possible to ensure time for application and visa processing. Regardless of your program’s deadline, it is recommended that you apply at least 6-9 months prior to the term start date (depending on your country of origin). Check with your program’s application coordinator for specific guidelines.
Submit these credentials to apply:
International applicants must also submit their TOEFL or IELTS score (no older than two years). The minimum TOEFL score that we accept is:
|Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT)||79|
|Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT)||550|
|Computer-based TOEFL Test (CBT)||213|
The minimum IELTS band score we accept is:
You must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent to enter the program. Admission is based on:
We give preference to students who have completed courses in one more more of the following subjects:
We admit students on a rolling deadline.
We will notify you if you have been selected for an interview. We will interview candidates in person or online.
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.