The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is here to assist students with making a smooth transition to U.S. culture and student life at the University of Florida (UF). Each year, UF hosts more than 6,000 international students on its beautiful campus. International students may utilize J-1 or F-1 visa status.

Within the UFIC, the Exchange Visitor Services (EVS) unit is responsible for administering the J-1 program and supporting international students who seek/obtain a J-1 student visa to study at UF.

This area of the UFIC website details information for J-1 students. For F-1 student information, click here.

New J-1 Degree Students


The UFIC is a separate department from the UF Office of Admissions. Our office works with international students once UF admission is officially granted.

The evaluation of the admission application, credentials, credits, foreign transcripts, and/or funding decisions are made exclusively by the Office of Admissions and relevant academic departments.

For more information on the admissions application process, please review the Office of Admissions site.

  • Undergraduate students may check their application status in the MyAdmissions portal, or ask additional questions by contacting
  • Graduate students may check their application status and ask additional questions by directly contacting the relevant academic department.