International Students

Additional Resources for non-U.S. Applicants

The PMCB Program has a diverse group of graduate students. PMCB welcomes all applications from highly qualified international students. PMCB is deeply committed to supporting select international students with a competitive stipend, medical insurance and a full tuition waiver. However, admission to the PMCB Program is highly competitive. Preference is given to international students who either have a Master’s degree and/or have a strong research background in a related area. Being able to conduct research in the USA is highly desirable.

The number of international students admitted every year varies according to their qualifications. PMCB does not have a pre-determined number of students that it accepts per year. PMCB is highly selective, so we may accept few or many students every year. To increase your chances of admission to the PMCB Program, PMCB strongly encourages international students to contact one of our faculty members who best fit their research interests.

UF International Center

International students should read and comply with all the information provided by the UF International Center (UFIC) during all the period they are enrolled at University of Florida. The UFIC’s responsibility during the admission process is to assist all international students with the required immigration documents (I-20 if obtaining an F-1 visa or DS-2019 if applying for a J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. The UFIC is also committed to ensuring the integration of international students and families into the life of the University of Florida and ensuring a smooth transition to American culture and UF student life.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Gainesville, Florida is relatively low. A detailed Annual Cost of Attendance for University of Florida graduate students is available from the Student Financial Affairs. This annual cost estimate includes UF tuition and fees, housing, food, computer costs, health insurance, books and supplies, transportation, and clothing maintenance.

Health Insurance

International students at UF are mandated by law to have health coverage during the entire year, including annual breaks. GatorGradcare provides coverage for graduate students on appointment as a research assistant or Pre-Doc fellow.


On Campus Student Family Housing is available to single or married students (with or without children); however, there is usually a waiting list since it is in high demand. Contact the UF Housing Office for more information. If interested, it is recommended that you sign up for on-campus housing as soon as possible.

Off-Campus Housing can be found through a number of sources, some of which are listed below: