If you are an international student (either abroad or currently studying in the United States) and are interested in applying for graduate studies at FGCU, please refer to the International Student Graduate Admission Guide below for detailed information about the application process.
For steps to international student admission, please refer to the Graduate Admission Checklist.
Please visit the International Prospective Student page on the Office of Global Initiatives and International Services' website.
Important Note: Master's degree programs offered only online (virtual) and graduate certificate programs do not meet the
requirements for international students. Please do not apply to these programs.
For international student financial assitance information, please view this Office of International Services' document located here: http://www.fgcu.edu/International/Forms/Financial_Assistance_International_Students.pdf
For specific information on International Graduate Admission Requirements, please contact Ana Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall semester begins in August and lasts 16 weeks.
Spring semester begins in January and lasts 16 weeks.
Undergraduate studies includes post-secondary courses and leads to a bachelor’s degree. This degree usually consists of the first 4 years of university coursework.
Graduate studies includes advanced level courses taken after the bachelor’s degree. Graduate programs usually consist of 2 years of study and lead to a master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree is required to do graduate work.
A 3 credit hour course means that approximately 3 hours will be spent each week in class during the semester. All international students must take at least 9 credit hours each semester. The total number of credit hours for a graduate degree depends on the specific program chosen.