Special Instructions for International Applicants

Our Ph.D program is diverse and includes students from many regions of the world. We welcome international applicants but we do require some additional information.

International applicants should submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores through the respective testing service website. Send TOEFL scores to institution code 5812. Required scores on the TOEFL are as follows: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based). Requires scores for the IELTS and MELAB are 6 and 77, respectively.

International applicants are also required to submit the following materials:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) –minimum score: 80 internet-based
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score: 6
    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum score: 77

International applicants who took the GRE must also have scored a verbal section score of 140 or higher.

Applicants may be exempted from submitting a language test score if:

  • They are citizens of a country where English is the official language. View a list of such countries.
  • They have official proof of successfully completing the UF English Language Institute (ELI) prior to applying.
  • They have proof of spending at least one year as a full-time student at a college or university in a country where English is the official language. (Please note: time spent in ESL [English as a Second Language] programs does not qualify for this exemption.) View a list of such countries


Dr. Joyce Bono
Ph.D. Coordinator
P.O. Box 117165
Gainesville, FL 32611-7165
Email (joyce.bono at warrington.ufl.edu)

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