International Admissions Overview

 

We are pleased that you are interested in Florida Atlantic University. FAU is ranked among the most culturally and ethnically diverse universities in the United States. Students from approximately 100 countries around the world make a home away from home in our university community. Carefully review the information below to learn about the international admission process, immigration documents including the estimated educational costs for international applicants, and your international student visa process.

International Admissions for Degree-Seeking Students:

Admission to a degree program is a two-part process:
1) Academic admissions where student must meet all academic requirements for program of interest
2) Immigration process where student must provide appropriate documentation to obtain the the certificate of eligibility (I-20) to be able to study in the US and at Florida Atlantic University. Prospective F-1 students may submit documentation for both steps concurrently, but they are not fully eligible to attend FAU until they meet all academic requirements and obtain the I-20. 

Other International Admissions options: 

  • Academic Readiness (PAR) Program - PAR is a bridge program for students who are academically eligible but need additional preparation in English prior to full admission to a degree program. Please review Pathways to Academic Readiness (PAR) brochure.
  • Navitas at FAU 

International Undergraduate Admissions

Step-by-Step International Undergraduate Admission

Part I : Complete the online application and submit required academic (transcripts and test scores) documentation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Undergraduate Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Anna van Dam
Assistant Director Undergraduate Admissions 
Telephone: 561-297-3040
Email: admissions@fau.edu
WEB: http://www.fau.edu/admissions/IntReq.php 

Part II : Provide the following required documentation to obtain the F-1 visa eligibility document (I-20) to the Office of International Students and Scholar Services. The I-20 will only be issued after you are formally admitted to the university and after you provide the following documents:

  1. Undergraduate Financial Certification Form (FCF) and supporting financial documentation. To learn more about the Alternate Estimated Cost of Living Expenses for International Students please click here.
  2. Proof of financial support from the student, the student's sponsor (parent, relative, etc.) government agencies, or other sponsoring entities. 
  3. SEVIS Transfer Form – required only for applicants who are currently in the U.S. in either F-1 or J-1 status and transfer from another institution within the U.S.
  4. Copy of the passport's biographical page and visa page (if applicable) 

To ensure appropriate time for review of your FCF/VCF documents and for issuance of the undergraduate I-20 document, please adhere to the following deadlines:

Planning to start in the... Applicants who are outside the U.S. or who plan to change status from another non-immigrant visa to F-1 Applicants currently in the U.S who plan to transfer from another university to FAU
Fall Semester (August) May 15 July 1
Spring Semester (January) November 1 December 1
Summer Semester (May/June) April 1 April 15

Submitting your I-20 documentation later than the recommended date may result in processing delays, especially for students who are overseas and need to apply for an F-1 visa, and will only be considered on a case by case basis after consulting with the ISSS office (undergraduate students) or the Graduate College (graduate students).


International Graduate Admissions

Step-by-Step International Graduate Admission

Part I : Complete the Graduate on line Application and submit academic documentation including transcripts and test required test scores to the office of Graduate Admissions.

Graduate Admissions Contact:
Ms. Amanda Frederick
Recruitment Coordinator , Graduate Admissions
Telephone: 561-297-1213 
Email: afrede11@fau.edu
WEB: www.fau.edu/graduate/applyonline/international.php 


Part II : Provide the following required documentation to obtain the F-1 visa eligibility document (I-20) to the Office of International Students and Scholar Services. The I-20 will only be issued after you are formally admitted to the university and after you provide the following documents:
  

  1. Graduate Financial Certification Form (FCF) and supporting financial documentation required for all applicants. To learn more about the Alternate Estimated Cost of Living Expenses for International Students please click here.
  2. Proof of financial support from the student, the student's sponsor (parent, relative, etc.), government agencies, or other sponsoring entities.
  3. SEVIS Transfer Form – required only for applicants who are currently in an F1 or J1 visa status transferring their immigration records from another US institution. 
  4. Copy of the passport's biographical page and visa page (if applicable). 

Prospective international students who are holding a different non-immigrant visa must contact the ISSS Office to discuss their immigration status options while studying at FAU.


Program Exchange Students

Exchange Students who plan to attend the university through an existing exchange program agreement must contact the Office of International Programs to learn about special admission requirements and processes.

Exchange Program Contact: 
Ms. Tania Tucker
Senior Coordinator, Academic Program
Telephone: (561) 297-3227
Fax: (561) 297-2580
Email: trtucker@fau.edu
WEB: www.fau.edu/goabroad 

Exchange Students will attend FAU as J-1 Students and will need the Form DS-2019 in order to obtain the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa.

 Last Modified 3/12/15