University of Florida (Gainesville)


University of Florida is a universitywide partner in Gainesville, United States of America.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 4th week of August - 2nd week of December
Semester II: 2nd week of January - 1st week of May

Orientation generally commences mid-August for Semester I and early January for Semester II.

Exams take place the 2nd week of December for Semester I and the 1st week of May for Semester II.

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GPA (Average Grade)

There are no GPA requirements for this destination.

Language Requirement

UU students do not have to hand in an official English test (undergraduate)

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas (subject to departmental permission) EXCEPT:
Levin College of Law, College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry or Nursing.

It may be hard to get into courses offered by the College of Business, since priority is given to other groups of students (like exchange partners of the Business College).
Please note this does not apply to Economics courses, since they are part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (and not the College of Business)

Courses at Master’s level

Possible, depending on student level, departmental permission, and prerequisites.

Note that all courses in Law offered in the Levin College of Law, and courses in the College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Nursing are not open to any exchange students.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

On-Campus Housing is limited and therefore not guaranteed to students.
• Students can indicate interest in living on-campus via their online application. Upon submission of the complete application, students will be considered on a first come, first serve basis until slots are filled.
• The on-campus dorm for exchange students is Weaver Hall. Weaver Hall is part of the International Living Learning Community.
• UF offers support for off-campus housing through the Off Campus Life office.

Ultimately, students are responsible for their own off campus housing.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Off Campus Life for information and assistance with off-campus accommodation.

Estimated living costs per month

November 2023: The University of Florida has recently recalculated the average cost of living for its students. The amount (previously $1,500/month) has increased to $2,300/month. 

You can find a more detailed breakdown of living costs here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

10 places per year


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.

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If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.