Most of our successful international applicants
have a Bachelors degree in mathematics or equivalent, including
year long sequences in abstract algebra and modern analysis. They also
have GRE general test score of 1200 (Verbal plus Quantitative) or better.
The average GRE general test score for those indicating mathematical
sciences as an intended field is roughly 500 Verbal and 700 Quantitative.
Beginning with applications for Fall 2012 entry, we are also requiring
the GRE mathematics subject test.
The University does not accept three year bachelors degrees as equivalent to
a four year degree at a US institution. They do however accept a three
year bachelors degree plus at least one additional year in a masters
program as equivalent.
In addition to the other application materials, most international students
are required by University rules to submit a Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) score. The
minimum is 550 on the paper version, 213 on the computer based exam,
and 80 on the internet version (iBT).
Graduate applicants from countries on the
are not required to submit TOEFL scores.
International students, even from countries that are TOEFL exempt,
must receive a score of 45 or better on the University of Florida
administered SPEAK test or a 23 or better on the speaking portion of the
iBT in order to hold a classroom
the department can support only a very limited number of
graduate students who are not eligible for a teaching assignment,
your chances of receiving support
from the department are much better with a
score of 23 or better on the speaking portion of the iBT.
for more on the english proficiency requirements for
teaching assistants at UF.