• International students meet during an icebreaker activity engaging students to meet others at an International Welcome Mixer.

    International students meet during an icebreaker activity engaging students to meet others at an International Welcome Mixer.

  • Students pose for a photograph during the International Welcome Mixer at the UAF Great Hall, Fine Arts Complex.

    Students pose for a photograph during the International Welcome Mixer at the UAF Great Hall, Fine Arts Complex.

  • Costumed dancers help kick off the annual SpringFest celebration in front of the Wood Center.

    Costumed dancers help kick off the annual SpringFest celebration in front of the Wood Center.

  • Students watch performers during a dance-off at the 2013 Spring Fest inside Wood Center.

    Students watch performers during a dance-off at the 2013 Spring Fest inside Wood Center.

International students

The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers many opportunities for students and researchers to participate in global community at a world class research institution.


Undergraduate students

  1. Apply online, following the instructions for new students, and pay the $50 application fee.
  2. Register for and take the TOEFL or IELTS and have the testing agency send the results directly to UAF. The minimum TOEFL scores required for admission is 79. The minimum IELTS score required for admission is 6.5.
  3. Submit official academic documents (certified, official high school transcripts with English translation, if necessary) directly to an approved credential evaluation agency. We recommend using ECE, WES or AACRO and require the course-by-course evaluation.
  4. Submit official academic documents (certified, official high school transcripts with English translation, if necessary) directly to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.
  5. Submit ACT Plus Writing or SAT scores. Both exams are offered worldwide.
  6. Submit a copy of your passport.
  7. Complete UAF's financial statement form (PDF). You will also need to submit a financial supporting document (usually a bank statement) showing proof of funding for the total cost of attendance listed at the top of the financial statement’s second page.

If you expect to receive transfer credit, provide course descriptions or course catalogs (in English) directly to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.

International student application deadlines

NOTE: Grad student application deadlines may vary by program. Be sure to refer to your department.
  • March 1 - fall semester
  • September 1 - spring semester

Graduate students

All graduate applicants are strongly encouraged to review the website for the program they are interested in, as some academic units have additional, department-specific requirements. Failure to address departmental requirements may delay the admission process. Links to departmental websites, faculty bios and contact information can be found at the Graduate School website.

  1. Apply online, following the instructions for new students, and pay the $60 application fee.
  2. Register for and take the TOEFL or IELTS test and have the testing agency send the results directly to UAF. The minimum TOEFL score required for admission is 79. The minimum IELTS score required for admission is 6.5.
  3. Submit official college and university transcripts (official record of your academic work which needs to include grades or marks) to be sent in English directly from your university to UAF Office of Admissions and the Registrar.
  4. Submit scores from the GRE if your department requires them or if your GPA falls below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Submit your resume/vitae, which includes work and research experience, publications, patents, honors, professional and civic memberships, and foreign travel.
  6. Provide a Statement of Academic Goals indicating why you want to study in a particular program. Include your qualifications and educational experience.
  7. Provide three letters of recommendation from people able to speak to the quality of your work, character and ability to complete graduate study and research.
  8. Submit a copy of your passport.
  9. Complete the financial statement form (PDF). You will also need to submit a financial supporting document (usually a bank statement) showing proof of funding for the total cost of attendance listed at the top of the financial statement’s second page.

Mailing scores, academic documents and/or transcripts:

All forms, transcripts and test scores should be sent to:     

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Office of Admissions and the Registrar
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks AK 99775-7480
USA

Electronic transcripts should be sent to admissions@uaf.edu.
 

Need help?

John Smelter

Questions about UAF, admissions or life in Alaska?

Contact John Smelter

International student admissions counselor
jpsmelter@alaska.edu
+1-907-474-6679

Carol Holz

Want to know about your visa or immigration status?

Contact Carol Holz

Associate Director, Immigration Compliance
cmholz@alaska.edu

UAF Office of International Programs & Initiatives
P.O. Box 757760
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7760
USA
+1-907-474-7677



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