International Admissions


We are now accepting Graduate applications for Fall 2024, and Spring 2025.*
*Please contact your department for application open terms and deadlines.

Our community welcomes you


Each year, the university enrolls approximately 1,700 international students. We are proud to offer extensive support and services to our international population. International applicants should plan to apply early so they have ample time to obtain their immigration documents and make living arrangements in the U.S. Any F-1/J-1 students planning to obtain their I-20/DS-2019 should contact the Center for Global Engagement at Please check with your department regarding deadlines. 


International Admissions Requirements


In addition to meeting graduate university admissions requirements, international applicants must also meet the following University requirements to be considered for admission. 

Link to Center for Global Engagement Website

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and its staff are here to serve international students and their families. They may advise you about:

  • F and J visa requirements
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Employment matters
  • Housing assistance
  • Assistance with personal concerns
  • Maintaining your visa status

Many academic programs only accept applications for a specific admit term. Contact your academic department to determine which admit term to apply. It is recommended that you submit your application as soon as the admit term opens. CGE also assists students throughout the New International Student Checklist and Process. You may learn more about what CGE has to offer by emailing

Link to Center for Intensive English Studies Website

Need to improve your English skills? FSU’s Center for Intensive English Studies can help! At CIES, you will be given personalized instruction by highly qualified teachers in a safe, friendly environment.

Please note that admission to and completion of the CIES program does not necessarily guarantee admission to the University as a degree-seeking student.

CIES also offers:

Learn more about how the Center for Intensive English Studies can help you.  


Florida State University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. If granted admission to the University, an email with instructions on how to complete the I-20 will be sent from the Center for Global Engagement (CGE). You will provide information verifying your financial support (bank statements, award letters, scholarships, etc.) through the I-20 application. FSU requires proof of financial support for the first year of study and demonstrated availability of funds for the length of your academic program