International Admissions

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.

Our resources that will help you succeed at UB include:

  • One of the best and most thorough international students’ orientation programs offered by any U.S. university
  • A mentoring program for new international students
  • World-class learning and research opportunities
  • Many opportunities to be involved in campus life, including international and local clubs and activities

In addition to being an affordable, friendly and fun city, Buffalo welcomes and respects international students.

Apply Online

Apply online to the PhD program. The online application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.


  • March 1 to be considered for fall semester
  • Oct. 15 to be considered for spring semester


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • The University at Buffalo accepts English Language Proficiency scores from IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson, and Duolingo. Please see the graduate admissions requirements here:

Supplemental Materials

You may submit a nutrition PhD application and upload your supplemental materials as they are ready. Please be aware we cannot currently offer application fee waivers for the Nutrition PhD program.

  • You will need to submit a copy of your biographical page (with picture) from your passport.
  • Contact a faculty member in your area of interest to arrange an interview. 
  • Secure two recommendation forms from individuals who have worked closely with you and have considerable knowledge of your academic performance.
  • Request that your official transcripts from each college or university you have attended are sent to the department.
  • Request that your official TOEFL scores are sent to the department.
    When requesting your TOEFL scores, use these reporting codes: Institution 2925; Department 77.
  • Include a statement of career objectives and plans listing your area of concentration and research interests. This section is very important in the application process; complete with as much detail as possible.
  • Please note that depending on your educational background, the faculty admissions committee may require you to submit a WES Course-by-Course Evaluation. You can inquire about this at

Questions? Contact Us

Contact our graduate program assistant at

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