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 applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency by taking and submitting an English language proficiency exam. Official score reports must be sent directly to UB from the testing agency. Copies may be submitted for initial review. For more information about these exams, visit the Graduate School's General Admission Requirements webpage.
Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded as PDFs to your application for admissions review. Transcripts for all undergraduate credits earned towards your undergraduate degree 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). You may upload multiple transcripts.
International academic documents must be provided in original language and in English. Both versions are required for admissions consideration. International applicants must also upload a copy of their degree certificate in original language and in English.
Indian applicants must also upload a copy of their proof of degree as a 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.
International applicants must submit a copy of their passport photo page. Upload a scanned copy as a PDF.
For students receiving undergraduate degrees outside of the United States, we encourage submission of the World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Basic 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.