International Students

Admissions and support information for international students

Tuition Assistance

Florida Linkage Institutes

The State of Florida Legislature established 11 International Linkage Institutes to develop stronger economic, cultural, educational and social ties between Florida and countries considered strategically important to the state (Florida state statute 288.8175). The Linkage Institutes' Out-of-State Tuition Exemption program provides international students from Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico and West Africa with the opportunity to apply for a waiver of the out-of-state portion of tuition. Selection is competitive and students must apply to the appropriate Linkage Institute directly: