As an online international student at the University at Buffalo,
you can feel confident in your decision. UB is the largest and most
comprehensive university in the SUNY system, and is nationally
recognized for academic excellence. Attracting the best and
brightest minds from around the world, minds like yours, is how we
got here. The 2016 Open
Doors Report lists UB among the top 25 institutions across the
United States and the third in New York State in hosting
international students. Make our university your university.
application, complete all sections, and submit
Upload ALL transcripts / mark sheets and completed degrees /
diplomas for ALL post-secondary schools attended. Applicants
who are currently enrolled, have studied at, or graduated from UB
do not need to request an official UB transcript. GSE's Office of
Admissions will download and print the transcript for you.
Note to all applicants: Please be sure to provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Program specific requirements: Check your specific degree program to see if there are additional requirements.
If your program requires letters of recommendation, you will be asked to provide contact information about each individual providing a recommendation. Please note that your recommenders will receive the electronic request to provide a recommendation letter only after you "formally submit" the application.
Submit a non-refundable $50.00 (U.S. Dollars) application fee
In addition to the online application, application fee, other program specific documentation, international applicants must also submit:
Programs within the Department of Learning and
Instruction (Science and the Public, Educational Technology
and New Literacies, and Gifted Education programs)
require the following minimum scores:
Programs within the Departments of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology and Library and Information Studies (Rehabilitation Counseling-MS, Mental Health Counseling-AGC, Rehabilitation Counseling-AGC, Master of Library Science, Library Media Specialist programs) require the following minimum scores:
The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. Typically, this takes between 2-4 weeks. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
In order to be compliant with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), we are prohibited from discussing the admissions decision with anyone other than you, the applicant.
Office of Admissions and Student Services