As one of the United States’ most global universities, the University at Buffalo is home to more than 5,000 students from 110 countries. We value international students as members of our community and will provide outstanding support services for you.
In addition to being an affordable, friendly, and fun city, Buffalo welcomes and respects international students.
Apply online to the PhD program. The online application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.
Apply by Jan. 15.
Applications are for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions.
All students are evaluated based on all of the submitted materials. Students who are close to any of these cutoffs will be considered in the context of all of their accomplishments.
Additional requirements for international applicants
Before you submit your online application to the PhD program, ensure that you have all of the supplemental materials ready.
We will consider applications with unofficial versions of transcripts or TOEFL. Official versions are required before we can make a final admission offer.
Mail and courier services around the world continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University at Buffalo is now issuing electronic I-20s in accordance with SEVP Guidance. An original I-20 should not be required for visa interviews, at the Port of Entry or for most purposes once students arrive in the U.S. We highly recommend that students print the I-20 when they receive it by email, since not all agencies will allow students to show an electronic I-20 on their phone or computer.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
University at Buffalo
270 Farber Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8001