International applicants must have completed an academic program equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling. Students may apply during the final year of such a degree program, but must furnish proof of graduation before the end of the first semester of enrollment.
All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the approved English language proficiency tests. Unofficial score reports may be uploaded as the admissions office has the ability to verify scores.
The following tests are accepted:
Score reports are valid two years from the test date. Score reports must also be valid at time of planned term enrollment. Plan accordingly to allow yourself enough time to prepare for the exam and for the score to be reported by the intended application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
English Language Proficiency Automatic Exemptions
The following categories of international applicants are automatically exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.
Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded in PDF format to your application for admissions review. Transcripts for all undergraduate credits must be uploaded for admissions consideration. Upload the front and back of transcripts (if back is blank, you do not need to upload the back). Upload transcripts for each institution you list within your application. If you only attended one undergraduate institution, you may ignore the second line item.
Chinese academic documents must be provided in original language and in English. Both versions are required for admissions consideration. Chinese applicants should also upload a copy of their degree certificate provided in original language and in English.
Indian applicants must also upload a copy of their proof of degree as a PDF.
If offered admission, you must submit an official transcript from every post-secondary institution attended to finalize admission. Further instructions will be provided in your I-20 package regarding the documents that you must bring to campus. Review the instructions included in the I-20 package. Do not send documents via postal mail or email, as they will be discarded.
For students receiving undergraduate degrees outside of the United States, we encourage submission of the World Education Services (WES) Basic or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Course-by-Course Evaluation in addition to unofficial transcripts. This evaluation is encouraged, but not required. If you choose to upload a copy of this report along with your transcripts, remove the password protection prior to uploading the PDF.
All international applicants must upload a copy of their proof of degree or provisional certificate (if proof of degree has not been issued yet). Upload this document as a PDF to your application.
All international applicants must document their ability to meet all educational and personal expenses for the entire period of intended study before this university can issue an I-20 or IAP-66.
No certificate of eligibility will be issued without satisfactory financial documentation. Financial documentation is required for I-20 and visa issuance. This documentation is not required for admissions consideration and may be submitted after you receive an admissions decision, but we recommend that you submit it with your application to avoid potential delays in the issuance of your I-20.
It is essential that you read the international applicant financial form carefully and complete the correct form for your program and term of entry:
Complete and upload the form along with official supporting documentation as PDF documents to your application. Acceptable supporting financial documentation examples are listed on the UB international applicant financial form. Please only submit one of the examples as noted on the form.
International applicants must submit a copy of their passport photo page. Upload a scanned copy as a PDF to your application.