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Applying to FSU

Welcome To FSU!

Thank you for your interest in Florida State University. As a major comprehensive university, Florida State is home to students, professors, researchers and scholars from about 100 countries around the world. We offer a vast array of exciting and acclaimed professional and degree programs.

International Student Application

To apply to FSU, and for more information about the admissions process, deadlines, costs and requirements, visit the International Admissions Office web site:

The Center for Global Engagement is a separate department from the Office of Admissions. The Center for Global Engagement is not involved in admission decisions, nor do we evaluate foreign credentials, set academic entry requirements, or make decisions about assistantships or scholarship awards. Please contact the Office of Admissions or your prospective academic department for more information on these matters.

The Center for Global Engagement's responsibility during the Admissions process is to evaluate your available funding after you are admitted to FSU and to provide you with the required immigration documents for study in the United States. We will also provide you with information regarding pre-arrival and the visa application process.

Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR) form

Florida State University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 for F-1 visa applicants or Form DS-2019 for J-1 visa applicants). In addition completing your application for admission to FSU, you must also complete the Certification of Financial Responsibility (CFR) form. To download the CFR, and for more details about completing the form, please refer to the section on Certification of Financial Responsibility.