As one of the United States’ most global universities, the
University at Buffalo is home to more than 4,500 students from 110
countries. We value international students as members of our
community and will provide outstanding support services for
Our resources that will help you succeed at UB
- One of the best and most thorough international students’
orientation programs offered by any U.S. university
- A mentoring program for new international students
- World-class learning and research opportunities
- Many opportunities to be involved in campus life, including
international and local clubs and activities
In addition to being an affordable, friendly and fun city, Buffalo
welcomes and respects international students.
Apply online to the PhD program. The
application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is
The online application will be available in early November for
fall admission the following year; there are no spring semester
Apply by Feb. 1 for the fullest consideration for
financial aid; we will accept applications after Feb. 1.
Before you submit your online application, ensure that you have
all of the supplemental materials ready. All application materials
must be submitted online.
- Submit a copy of your biographical page (with picture) from
- Secure three professional recommendation letters from
individuals who have worked closely with you and have considerable
knowledge of your academic performance.
- Request that your official transcripts from each college or
university you have attended are sent to the department.
- Request that your GRE scores are sent to the
When requesting your GRE scores, use these reporting codes: School
2925; Department 0618
- Request that your TOEFL scores are sent to the
When requesting your TOEFL scores, use these reporting codes:
School 2925; Department 44
- Include a personal statement describing why you want to enroll
in the program and the specific area within the broad discipline of
rehabilitation science that interests you most.
- Review faculty research interests. Faculty currently accepting
PhD students to mentor include: Robert Burkard, Nadine
Fisher, Jeanne Langan, Patricia Ohtake, Kirkwood Personius, Andrew
Ray and Machiko Tomita.
The Rehabilitation Science Steering Committee may request a
telephone interview as part of the application review process.
Nadine Fisher, EdD, program director, at email@example.com.