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Admission Requirements

To enter the Undergraduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) students must meet both the academic and English language requirements.

Students with a GPA higher than 2.0 AND an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher/TOEFL score of 76 or higher are encouraged to apply directly to FAU. You can do so by completing our online application form: fauglobal.com/apply or visiting FAU's international admissions website to learn more.

English Language Requirements

International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below.

English Language Requirements by program
English language qualification* Graduate GSSP Undergraduate GSSP: 2 Semesters Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English ESL

IELTS

6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

5.5+ (no band lower than 5.0)

5.0 (no band lower than 4.5)

4.5

TOEFL iBT

71

75

69

59

45

PEARSON Versant

56

56

50

46

35

Cambridge English

169-175

169-175

162-168

154-161

153-147

* English test results must be no more than two years old for entry to the Pathways program.

Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English

If your English test scores meet the requirements for Undergraduate GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English you may begin your Undergraduate Global Student Success Program with the addition of Academic English in the first semester of study.

Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

The Graduate GSSP is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support before starting a FAU graduate degree program. The Graduate GSSP helps to enhance academic and English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication to better prepare students for graduate-level coursework and success in their master's degree program.

Do not meet the English requirements?

If you don't meet the minimum English language requirement for GSSP or for direct entry, you can enroll in a preparation course at FAU to improve your language proficiency. The University Preparation English Program will assist you in improving your English language proficiency prior to starting in the FAU GSSP.

Intensive English Program

Coursework will include intensive practice of the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition to assigned readings and exercises, oral presentation and writing projects will be used to enhance the learning. Computer lab time is scheduled, and students are offered basic instruction in creating presentations and research.

Academic Requirements

Entry to Undergraduate GSSP: Engineering and Computer Science stream requires an average of 65% (or equivalent) in math.

Specific academic entry requirements by country are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to FAU GSSP for assessment.

Country Requirements

USA

Successful completion of Year 12 with GPA of 2.0

Argentina

Bachiller with a 6/10

Australia

Year 12 with a C or 50% average or higher

Bahrain

Tawjahiya Secondary School Certificate with a 50% average or higher

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a 40 - 49.99% average

Botswana

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with a 2nd Class, 2nd Division or C average

Brazil

Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Ensino Médio) with a 5/10

Brunei

Third class honors (C) or see GCE 'O' Level criteria

Cambodia

Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) with 6 or 60%

Canada

Successful completion of grade 12 with 60% average with minimum 4 academic subjects

Chile

Licencia de Educacion Media (academic) with 4 or higher

China

Upper Middle School Graduate Certificate with a 70% average or higher

Colombia

Titulo de Bachiller 6 or higher

Ecuador

Bachiller with a 6/10

Egypt

General Secondary Education Certificate with a 50% average or pass

Fiji

Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 7) with a 7 average

France

Baccalauréat Général with an overall score of 10

GCE - O Level

Completion with an D or 7 in a minimum 5 subjects

Ghana

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination with D average or Credit

Hong Kong

HKCEE (Form 5) - D or higher in 5 subjects
HKDSE - Minimum level 2 in 4 academic units

India

All India Senior Secondary Certificate (CSBE/CISCE) with C2 (6 pass with credit) or higher in 3 academic subjects or 35% (Pass Class) or higher

Indonesia

SMU3 with an average grade of 5 or higher in 4 academic subjects

International Baccalaureate

Completion with an overall 22 or IB Score 3.5

Iran

Peesh-daneshgahii (High School Diploma) with 12 average or higher

Israel

Teudat Bagrut with 55% average or better

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a 3 GPA

Jordan

Tawjihi (Academic) with 60% average or better

Kazakhstan

Attestat with 3.0 GPA

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a C or 6 average or higher

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with a 70% average (Mi) or higher or Rank 6 or less

Kuwait

Shahadat Al - Thanawiya - Al - A'ama (Secondary School Diploma) with a 70% average or better

Laos

Baccalaureat II with a score of 10

Macau

See criteria for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or GCE

Malaysia

SPM with C6 or higher

Mauritius

See GCE criteria

Mexico

Certificado de Bachillerato with a 6.0 average or better

Mongolia

School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with 2.0 (C) average or higher

Myanmar

Basic Education Standard Exam Diploma (Academic & Vocational) with a 3 or 40% average or higher

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 35% (third division) or higher

Nigeria

Nigeria WAEC/NECO Grade C6 or better

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with 65% average or better

Pakistan

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 35% (3rd or Pass Class) average or above

Panama

Diploma de Bachiller with a 71% or better

Peru

Bachillerato Académic with 11 or better

Philippines

High School Diploma with 75% (Grade C) or better

Qatar

Al - Thanawiya Aama Qatari with 60% average or better

Russia

Certificate of [Complete] General Secondary Education with a 3.0 GPA

Saudi Arabia

Shahadat Al - Marhalat Al - Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 65% (Good) average or better

Singapore

GCE O Level - 5 academic subjects with 7 or lower or GCE A Level D (pass) or higher

South Africa

Senior Certificate with Matriculation with 'D' average or matriculation endorsement with 50-59%

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka A Levels with S grade (Ordinary Pass) in 3 subjects or 45% and above

Sweden

Avgangsbetyg with 'G' grade (Godkand) in 3 subjects

Taiwan

Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a C (60%) average or higher

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum E/5 average

Thailand

Matayom 6 with 60% average or higher

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi with a minimum 3 points (orta) or 60% average

UAE

Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 70% average or higher

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7,8) average or higher

Ukraine

Attestat with Grade 4 or higher on the 12 point scale or Attestat with Grade 3 or higher on the 5 point scale

United Kingdom

See GCE criteria

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghlep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Diploma of Completion of Secondary School) with a Grade 6 or better

West African School Certificate

Completion with a 6 or better in a minimum 5 subjects

Zambia

Zambian School Certificate Examination with 6 (Credit) or better average

Zimbabwe

See GCE criteria

Age requirements 

FAU GSSP does not accept students under 16 years of age at the start of the program.

Students between 16 and 17 years of age must have parental/guardian consent to attend FAU GSSP. Application forms must be signed by a parent/guardian.

U.S. citizens and green card holders

FAU GSSP can accept green card holders and U.S. citizens.

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.