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Information for International Students

International Student Admissions

A SUNY school with a large international population

The University at Buffalo is one of America’s most internationalized universities, with many benefits for international students.

  • A national leader in international enrollment
  • Students from more than 100 countries
  • Located in the second-largest city in New York
  • Safe campuses and nearby communities
  • Highly ranked programs
  • An affordable value with a low estimated cost of attendance
  • Just 20 minutes from Canada, and less than two hours from Toronto
  • Close to Pittsburgh, Cleveland and other major metropolitan areas
  • An hour flight from Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Internationalized faculty and scholarship

UB has an increasingly internationalized faculty from every region of the world. Institutional partnerships and offshore academic programs also create opportunities for international research, along with our research centers and institutes. In addition, more than 600 international scholars and researchers visit UB each year.

Make a global impact

UB students and faculty apply their knowledge to a diverse range of projects addressing global challenges. Our research and outreach programs span the globe, making a positive difference on every continent. | Learn more about UB's Global Reach and Diversity

UB alumni around the world

International alumni chapters can help you network after graduation. UB has a growing international alumni community, particularly in Asia, with alumni living in 130 countries. The International Alumni Program has alumni chapters in:

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey

Please contact your academic department or international student and scholar services for more information, or to plan a visit. View the Events section of this website to see international recruitment events. You can also contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services if you need assistance.

What you need to apply

International students apply online using the same method as other students. However, there are few other things that we will need from you and some additional information that you will need from us.

Click through the links below before applying to make sure that you know what to do and what to expect from us.

Services for international students

At UB, you’ll find: