- Step 1: Reach out to the international office by sending an email to
- Step 1: Complete the admission application
- Step 2: Join the Office of International Relations Facebook page
- Step 3: UAFS Office of International Relations will send you an acceptance letter and I-20 for your visa appointment
- Step 4: Make sure all required documentation for application is uploaded
- Step 5: Begin your F1 Student Visa Process
- Admission Check List (PDF will open in a new tab)
- UAFS Scholarship Opportunities
Admissions Requirements for UAFS International Students
- UAFS International Online Application
- Declaration and Confirmation of Financial Resources Form
- Official bank statement
- showing proof of - $26,108 - financial resources from either student or sponsor signed and stamped.
- Official academic records
- All academic records must be originals or certified copies in a sealed envelope from the institution. Copies must be certified (both signed with the seal/stamp affixed) by a school official. Notarized copies will not be accepted. In addition, an official English translation must be provided.
- In order to have credit transferred; (A) A course by course evaluation must be done by an accredited evaluation service. We recommend NACES.
- English Proficiency proven by one of the following options:
- Official TOEFL score report (61 IBT, 500 Paper, 173 CBT).
- Official IELTS score report (5.5 or above).
- ACT/SAT score report card.
- ACT must be 19+ in both English Language and Reading.
- SAT must be 470+ in both Writing and Critical Reading.
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)- 45 or above PTE academic score
- Michigan English Test (MET)- B2 or above
- Cambridge English Certificates:
- Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
- Cambridge English: First (FCE)
- Completion of EF Level C1-3
- Completion of ELS level 112.
- Transfer students from a U.S. institution can show proof by completing English I and II with a grade of “C” or above.
- Photo copy of passport (and visa if in the U.S.)
- Housing Application (Only required if planning to live on campus)
- If this form is not submitted by the application deadline, you will be responsible to find your own housing arrangements.
NOTE: International students intending to apply for the following scholarships must have their high school transcript evaluated by an accredited evaluation services. Please use NACES.org to find an evaluation service.
- International Student Distinction Scholarship
- Myles Friedman Honors Program Scholarship
- Freshman Merit Scholarships
(International students are not eligible for scholarships that require qualification for the Federal Pell Grant, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Summer 2020: June 1 – August 6, 2020
- Application deadline for students who are outside of US: March 1, 2020
- Deadline for students transferring from a US institution: March 1, 2020
- Summer semester begins on June 1, 2020.
Fall 2020: August 17 – December 13, 2020
- Application deadline for students who are outside of US: June 1, 2020
- Deadline for students transferring from a US institution: August 1, 2020
- Arrival date: August 7 – 10, 2020
- Orientation: August 11 – 13, 2020
- Fall semester begins on August 17, 2020.
Spring 2021: January 11 – May 7, 2020
- Application deadline for students who are outside of US: November 1, 2020
- Deadline for students transferring from a US institution: November 1, 2020
- Arrival date: January 2 – 5, 2020
- Orientation: January 6 – 7, 2020
- Spring semester begins on January 11, 2020.
The earliest you can arrive in USA is 30 days before the semester start date.
If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, you will be required to take the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Test. This test is required for class level placement. More information can be found on the testing center webpage.
- After taking the ACCUPLACER test, you will be registered for classes.
- Federal immigration law requires all F-1 Visa holders to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours a semester).
- F-1 Visa holders are allowed to take only one online class per semester.
Thank you and please call me at 7977 if there is any questions.
All tuition, fee, and housing costs are subject to change at any time with or without notification.
Estimated expenses for one academic year (9 months):
Estimated expenses for one academic year
Tuition and Fees (15 credit hours/semester)
*This total is only an approximation and subject to total class hours, living arrangements, and meal plans.
- If tuition is not paid by the deadline, student will be dropped from all classes.
- Payments will only be allowed after class registration. (There is not a payment plan option.)
- Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card at UAFS.
- Or payments can be made online, in or out of the country, by going to our tuition page or by FLywire.com
Students with dependents should add $2,800 per dependent to the total estimated expenses and show proof of that amount in their bank statement or sponsor's bank statement.
Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS2019)
The Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS2019) will be provided to each admitted student following completion of all admissions requirements. This document is taken to a United States Embassy or Consulate to obtain an F-1 visa to enter the United States as a student. Documentary evidence of financial resources, SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt, valid passport, and proof of ties to home country must also be presented at your appointment at the US Embassy/Consulate.
- Tiếng Việt: Download UAFS flyer in Vietnamese (will open in a new tab)
- 日本語: Download UAFS flyer in Japanese (will open in a new tab)
- Chinese: Download UAFS Flyer in Chinese (will open in a new tab)
- UAFS International Student testimonials (will open in a new tab)