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:
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 to the PhD program. The online application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.
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.
GRE scores; however, there is no minimum score. The results are used to evaluate your potential.
Minimum TOEFL scores of 213 for computer-based tests; 550 for the paper test and 79 for the IBT test (Reading: 19, Listening: 15, Speaking: 19, Writing: 19). As an alternative to TOEFL, UB also accepts Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) scores to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. A minimum PTE Academic score of 55 is required, with no individual section sub-score below 50. PTE Academic scores must be dated within two years of the time the application is reviewed by UB’s Office of International Admissions.
Before you submit your application, ensure that you have all of the proper supplemental materials ready.
Jennifer L. Temple, PhD
Graduate Program Director
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
University at Buffalo
206 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028