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University of Central Florida

Check whether the University of Central Florida is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at the University of Central Florida

Based in Orlando, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is a US public research university, and is one of the largest institutions in the US. UCF offers more than 220 degree programs in 13 colleges.

As an international student you can join the Universities UCF Global program, which is specifically designed to help you transition to life in Orlando. Your classes will be tailored to your academic level, and English language ability. You’ll be able to choose from more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, and receive personalized academic and career support.

There’s plenty for you to do outside the campus, with more than 600 student clubs and organizations available for you to join. UCF has more than 50 intramural sports leagues, and 16 organized teams that compete in NCAA Division I. The University also has its own arena on campus, a theater and state-of-the-art teaching facilities and laboratories.

Why study at UCF?

  • Sports and athletics

    UCF’s sports teams are known as the Knights, and they compete in the NCAA Division I

  • Leading industry partnerships

    UCF has industry partnerships with leading companies including Boeing, Disney, Lockheed Martin and Siemens

Life as an international student

UCF is home to thousands of international students from more than 150 countries. As a student on the UCF Global program, you’ll receive extra help and support including airport pickup on your first day in Orlando.

You will also benefit from small class sizes, learning alongside other international students. Extra help is available to improve your English language skills, and academic tutoring to make sure you’re fully prepared to complete your degree at UCF.

All international students at UCF can live on campus to get the full US college experience. Campus housing comes with all utilities included, and you’ll live in a private bedroom in a shared apartment with kitchen and bathrooms. You can also get dining memberships which give you unlimited access to dining halls.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
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    • No. of Baseball Pitches 6
    • No. of Badminton Courts 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 9
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 3
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 6
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 7
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 650
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Pathway programs from US$22,500
  • Undergraduate tuition

    US$20,980 / year


University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816, United States

With more than a dozen locations throughout Central Florida, UCF makes it convenient for you to earn a high-quality education in and around Orlando — the fastest-growing metro region in America.

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Visa requirements for the University of Central Florida

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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