The Oceanographic Center welcomes students from all around the world. Masters students can participate and complete their master's program without having to travel to the United States.
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Additional admissions requirements for all international students
If the degree was completed outside of the United States, a course by course report for completed university level coursework from an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For current information on evaluation agencies visit www.naces.org/members.htm.
An applicant whose native language is not English and did not graduate from an English speaking school is required to demonstrate English proficiency. The following standardized tests currently satisfy the University's English requirement for nonnative English speakers: (1) The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (www.ets.org/toefl): 550 on the paper based test, 213 on the computer based test, or 79 on the internet based test. (2) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (www.ielts.org): 6.0 on the test module. Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.
Information for international students – on-campus format
International applicants who apply for the on-campus programs must obtain an F-1 student visa. For more information, visit the university’s Office of International Students web site at www.nova.edu/internationalstudents
International applicants who will remain in their home country are not required to obtain a student visa.
For international applicants applying to our on-campus (in house) programs, please be aware of the following:
An I-20 cannot be issued to certificate, non-degree or provisional-admitted students.
For more information regarding procedures for obtaining a student visa, please contact the NSU Office of International Students:
Intl. Students and Scholars
Nova Southeastern University
Horvitz Admin. Bldg, 1st Floor
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
800-541-6682, ext. 27240 Fax (954) 262-3846 Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: Information provided is for general information purposes only and are subject to change without advance notice. Changes in policies, procedures, requirements and regulations may be made without advance notice. The ultimate responsibility of knowing immigration regulations applicable to and all requirements imposed upon international students by Federal and State law and University and Office of International Students (OIS) rules and policies rests with students. For further clarifications or advising on a specific case, you must contact OIS.
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The Mission of the Oceanographic Center is to carry out innovative, basic and applied research and to provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education in a broad range of marine science and related disciplines.