Below is information for other Non-Degree international students that have been accepted to a prescribed, non-degree academic program. These students, if not enrolled at a UF Exchange Partner Institution abroad, are required to pay the current non-resident tuition rate and attend UF as a J-1 Non-Degree Student, unless otherwise defined within an active UFIC cooperative agreement. J-1 Non-Degree Students must be engaged in a full-time course of study, which may include classroom instruction and/or research. J-1 Non-Degree Students must be sponsored by a UF faculty member to participate in this program at the University of Florida, unless the student is a nominated participant under an active UFIC cooperative agreement.

Eligibility

Cooperative Agreement Non-Degree Students

Faculty Sponsored Non-Degree Students

Must be a nominated participant under an active UFIC cooperative agreement

Must be sponsored by a UF faculty member

Demonstrate sufficient proof of funding from any source, including personal/family funds

Substantially (67%) funded by non-personal funds, such as a home institution, employer, national or local government grant, scholarship or fellowship

All J-1 Non-Degree Students must:

  • Have sufficient finances for him/herself and any dependents for the entire stay in the U.S., including housing, living expenses, and tuition
  • Have sufficient English language skills to funcation in the academic program as well as navigate daily life in the US.
  • Be engaged in a full-time course of study (12 undergraduate/9 graduate credits per academic year, 6 credits in the summer term) including classroom instruction and/or research, unless otherwise defined within an active UFIC cooperative agreement.

Application Process

Once a student has been admitted to a UF non-degree program, the academic host department submits a J-1 Non-Degree Student request through the online UFIC application portal. Host departments may require supplemental application materials to be accepted into a given non-degree program. After the request is submitted, the incoming J-1 Non-Degree Student will receive login credentials to complete their application. J-1 Non-Degree Students are responsible for submitting the following within the portal, which is explained in further detail within their online application:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Informational Questionnaires
  • Proof of Funding