International student attending Nova Southeastern University

International Applicants

As an international student at NSU, you'll have access to a wealth of academic resources. NSU is proud to be classified as one of only 37 universities, out of more than 4,000, that has the dual designation of both “high research” and “community engaged.” You'll also discover something far more powerful: the sense that you fit in perfectly.

Admission to undergraduate (bachelor's) degree programs is selective, and students who are admitted have demonstrated the ability to do university-level work. International students must comply with the general undergraduate admissions requirements listed:

  1. Students who have earned CXC or O level certificates (HSC and CAPE) must provide five passing scores in academic subjects and proof of secondary school completion. If your diploma or degree was completed outside of the United States, you must have your transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited organization. A list of these organizations can be found at  Please ensure the degree and course equivalencies along with the grade point average are included in the evaluation.
  2. Students for whom English is not their native language must be able to demonstrate adequate English skills by submitting one of the following:

Fall 2014 Freshman Profile

Academic Profile
Average SAT 1124
Average ACT 25.5
Average Weighted HS GPA 3.98
Demographic Profile
Number of Applicants 5,110
Number of Accepts 2,673
Percentage of Class from Florida 66%
Percentage of Class from other States/International 34%
Male 33%
Female 67%

Complete the Nova Southeastern University undergraduate admissions application.  All applications must include a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

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NSU operates on a rolling admission plan, which means we review applications as they become a complete file, including all necessary transcripts and test scores.

International students may begin undergraduate course work in mid-August or early January, and should apply at least 2-3 months ahead of time to allow for processing and evaluation.

All Dual Admission applicants must be accepted to the university prior to review of supplemental applications for the Dual Admission Program. All supplemental application materials (including test scores, letters of recommendation, essays, and transcripts) must be received prior to Dual Admission application review.

The Dual Admission Program has a priority application deadline of February 1 for the Fall term start. The final deadline is March 15. Dual Admission seats for some programs, will fill prior to the final deadline.  All qualifying candidates submitting completed applications by the priority deadline will be considered.

We encourage all students interested in the Dual Admission Program to apply early in the start of their high school senior year to meet all necessary deadlines.

Dual Admission applicants interested in beginning in the winter semester have a deadline of November 1. Only a limited number of Dual Admission Programs offer winter semester start.

All international students must either obtain an F-1 visa to study at Nova Southeastern University or have visa status that permits a nonresident alien to study in the United States.

International students need to obtain an I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 (student visa) at the American Embassy in their home country. The Office of International Students and Scholars at Nova Southeastern University is in charge of issuing the I-20 when the following criteria are met:

  • Students must be officially accepted for admission to Nova Southeastern University, having met both academic and English requirements.
  • Students must indicate their acceptance for admission by submitting a $200 (USD) seat deposit.
  • Full-time day students must demonstrate availability of funds for a total of $47,839 (USD). Adult/non-traditional students must demonstrate availability of funds for a total of $39,569 (USD).  An original bank statement or original letter on bank letterhead is required.

The Office of International Students and Scholars is available to further assist students.

Download the International Students Viewbook.

If you are interested in one of the Dual Admission programs offered at the main campus, you must complete the undergraduate admission application and select both your desired undergraduate major and the Dual Admission graduate program of your choice. Eligibility into a Dual Admission program is determined at the time of admission to the undergraduate program at Nova Southeastern University.

  • Follow the application procedures as listed above.
  • Applicants to one of the university's health profession Dual Admission programs are required to complete the Health Professions Division Application.
  • Applicants to one of the university's health profession Dual Admission programs require supporting documents along with the application such as, letters of recommendation, an essay, etc. For a complete list based on the degree program, download the HPD Requirements Chart.
  • Information detailing the next steps in the admission process is mailed directly to the applicant’s home address.
  • For more information regarding the Dual Admission Program, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (954) 262-8000.