How to Apply

Application Deadline for entering Fall 2018: January 3rd.

Click on the following link to submit an online application.

Please mail transcripts to:

University of Florida
Office of Graduate Admissions
PO Box 114000
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
(352) 392-1365

Please do not call to inquire about receipt of your transcripts. You may check with the shipper [UPS, DHL, etc.] to confirm delivery.


All applicants must submit GRE scores directly from ETS to the Department of Chemistry. Make sure that you indicate our institution code (5812) and department code (0301) when you take the GRE. The advanced test is not required.

The TOEFL exam is required of applicants from countries where English is not the native language. International students are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if you are from one of the countries listed on The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 80 (internet). All applicants whose native language is not English and who are not US citizens or permanent residents will be required to pass an English test upon arrival at the University. Based on this exam, you may be required to take English language courses at your own expense. Spoken English skills are expected to be at a level equivalent to a score of 23 on the iBT speaking exam. Students who do not pass the English speaking test may not receive teaching assistantships.


Please include a brief research summary describing any research endeavors that you have been involved with to-date.


Please include a statement that describes things that you would like the admissions committee to know about you. Examples include motivations for attending graduate school, what type of chemistry your are interested in pursuing during your graduate career, if there are particular faculty members that you would like to work with, your career goals, etc.


You should submit letters of recommendation through the online application system. However, if you encounter problems, you may submit a hard copy of your letters directly to the Chemistry Graduate Office using the address listed above. If you use the online system, there is no need to submit the letters by hard copy to the department or university.


Students are accepted by the Graduate Selections Committee. Decisions are made as rapidly as possible. However, the review process can take up to 8-10 weeks. Heavy weight is placed on the strength of the recommendations and meaningful research experience. All accepted students who continue in good standing receive funding for at least five years. Fellowships are awarded based on the strength of the application. Most fellowships are awarded subsequent to a visit to the Department.


International applicants are required to submit original language transcripts and diplomas along with an English translation.




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