University of Central Florida – Global Achievement Academy

The University of Central Florida is one of the largest research universities in the country — and it is located in one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States: Orlando, Florida.

The University of Central Florida is one of the largest research universities in the country — and it is located in one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States: Orlando, Florida.

Orlando, known as the "City Beautiful" for its tree-lined streets, lakes and lush parks is also one of the fastest growing and most vibrant areas in the nation.  While UCF offers a perfect location to start your studies in the U.S., there is so much more to be excited about!

UCF is the 2nd largest university in the United States.

UCF is ranked as a Top 10 “Most Innovative School” by U.S. News and World Report, 2019.

UCF attracted more transfer students than any other U.S. university in 2016. 

Why UCF?  Academic Achievement. Exciting Adventure.

UCF plays a major role in central Florida’s fast-paced growth through its community and corporate partnerships; its research programs; and the talents of its 250,000 alumni, 68,571 students, and 11,000 faculty and staff. As a metropolitan research university, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with global impact, and the integration of technology and learning. UCF stands for opportunity.

UCF offers 3 specialist programs, 3 professional doctorates, 29 research doctorates, 88 master's, and 101 bachelor's.

Some of the most popular programs can be found in these fields:

  1. Psychology
  2. Health Sciences
  3. Biomedical Sciences
  4. Nursing
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Computer Science
  7. Integrated Business
  8. Biology
  9. Finance
  10. Hospitality Management

Global UCF

Achieve academic, personal and professional success at the University of Central Florida. For international students, the move from high school in your home country to a university in the United States can be challenging—a new language, new ways of learning, and a new home. Global UCF is here to ensure your success, offering a number of valuable benefits and support services designed to help you thrive in your new environment. Whether you have questions about which classes to take, the best place to live or career opportunities in the area, we are here to provide you with the support you need.

The Global UCF Program provides:

  • Flexible Course Selection and Registration
  • Academic Advising and Tutoring
  • Dedicated Support Services
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Career Preparation
  • American Cultural Experiences, Outings and Events
  • International Student Orientation

Many students that are coming to study at UCF will start their journey at UCF’s GAA Pre-Sessional English. We welcome students from all around the world who choose sunny Orlando, Florida to build their future at our world-class university. As a student at the UCF GAA Pre-Sessional English program, you will be taught by highly qualified, friendly, and culturally diverse teachers who hold Master’s and Ph.D.’s in the field of second-language learning.  These full time faculty members create a dynamic classroom atmosphere, so learning is fun!  In this environment, many international students will begin their studies at the University of Central Florida and improve their English skills to move into UCF Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs. 

Required documents for GAA Pre-Sessional English program online application:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of High School Diploma
  • Copy of Financial Support Documents
  • Copy of dependents’ passports if applicable

All Documents must be translated into English

Admission Requirements for UCF:

  • Complete the online Application &  pay the application fee
  • Official transcripts (translations and evaluations if required)
  • SAT or ACT exam scores (for freshmen applicants and transfers with fewer than 60 credits)
  • GRE or GMAT exam scores (if required by graduate program)
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam scores if necessary:
    • TOEFL iBT score of 80.
    • IELTS band score of 6.5
  • Immigration documents including proof of finances
  • (Additional requirements as listed for specific graduate programs)

Please note, certain graduate programs have higher TOEFL/IELTS score minimums; be sure to check individual program requirements.

Check out this great video of Global UCF’s Achievement Academy: 


$20,000—$25,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Biomedical Laboratory Science, Health and Wellness, Psychology

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Type of School

University/Intensive English Program

  • School Size

  • Student Body Gender

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    City, Suburban
  • Accreditation and Certification

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 80+, IELTS: Band 6.5+

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