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International Profile

where the world comes to learn

At Nova Southeastern University (NSU), our internationally acclaimed degrees attract a diverse student body comprising many different countries, cultures, and ages. Our reputation for excellence continues to grow—and you can be a part of it.

As an international student at NSU, you have access to a wealth of academic resources. With dozens of undergraduate degree programs, small classes, and distinguished faculty, NSU prepares you for a lifetime of success.

Reach your highest level
Apply for our Farquhar Honors College. Thought-provoking course work provides life-changing learning opportunities through research, social activities, career-defining internships, and study across the world.

Reach your goals ahead of schedule
Reserve your spot today in one of NSU’s acclaimed graduate or professional programs while you earn your bachelor’s degree with our Dual Admission Program. NSU originated this concept, which automatically reserves your spot in one of our acclaimed graduate or professional programs while you earn your bachelor’s degree. 

Life beyond campus
There are so many things that distinguish NSU: academic reputation, community involvement, the South Florida lifestyle, and even comfortable residence halls close to the Don Taft University Center’s recreation complex, on-campus dining, and, of course, your classes.

NSU’s ultramodern campus features one of the largest libraries in Florida, the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center. The library’s five floors are packed with academic resources, have total wireless access, and even house a café.

There are also more than 120 clubs and organizations on campus, including academic clubs and pre-professional honor societies to help you get a leg up on your medical career, along with a powerful student government, socially active fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports.


Fort Lauderdale, Florida: A global destination with something for everyone. Our South Florida campuses are close to beaches, museums, and theaters, with easy access to Orlando and the Keys.


Type of school: Private, selective research university 

Size of campus: 314-acre main campus  

Number of students: More than 27,000 students

Number of faculty: More than 600 full-time faculty

Colleges, programs, and degrees: 16 colleges and schools; more than 50 undergraduate degree programs

Geographic diversity: Students representing 106 countries on five continents

International student services: Office of International Students and Scholars, Nova International Student Association

International student budget: For 2014–2015 academic year 
Tuition $25,950
Room (based on double occupancy)$7,280
Meal Plan (based on declining balance meal plan)$2,600

Financial aid: International undergraduate students may be eligible to receive merit-based scholarships ranging from $2,000 to full tuition.

Test score requirements: A TOEFL computer-based score of 213, paper-based score of 550, or Internet-based score of 79 or an IELTS score of 6; SAT verbal section score of 480 or above, or ACT verbal section score of 20

Application deadlines and fees: International students may begin undergraduate course work in mid-August or early January and should apply at least two to three months ahead of time. A $50 application fee must accompany the application.