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International Application

Your future begins at UB!

At the University of Bridgeport, we are truly a reflecting pool of the world. Founded in 1927, we are a private, non-sectarian university. We are located in the state of Connecticut, just one hour away from New York City. Our close proximity to the largest financial center in the world gives our International students access to plentiful job opportunities including internships in New York.

With approximately 20% of our student population being comprised of International Students, we have been recognized as being among the Top 10 Most Diverse Schools in the country. At UB, our global character creates an environment where you can learn and live in an international environment that is reflective of the real world in the 21st century.


Lifelong Relationships and Personal Growth

Our highly-regarded and diverse faculty come from some of the most prestigious academic and professional backgrounds. Giving you personal attention both in and out of the classroom, your professors will quickly become your not only your instructor, but your lifelong professional mentor.

EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States. Click on the logo to find your center!


Overview of the Application Process

Once an application is received, an automated email will be sent to the email address provided on the application. If something is missing that is needed to complete the application, we will send a follow-up email.

Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the Admissions Committee before a final decision is rendered. We have no set “formulas” we follow when we review applications. Countless hours are devoted to the task of ensuring that every application is reviewed thoroughly and that every applicant has received full consideration in the admissions process.

Application Processing Time

Application review usually takes 2 weeks from the date the application is received. Processing time may be extended if certain required documents are missing. Therefore, we recommend that ALL documents are sent in one package/envelope to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Paper Application

If you apply with a paper application, you must also submit a non-refundable Application Fee of $50.00. The payment must be a bank check or money order drawn from a U.S. bank. Please make the check payable to the University of Bridgeport. Do not send cash.

Online Application

When applying online you will be asked to pay the $50 application fee using a valid credit card upon completion of your online application form.
Your application will not be processed without the application fee.
The application fee is mandatory and cannot be waived.

Doctoral Level Fee

Application Fee for Doctoral Level Programs $75
You need to send us your paper application, the application fee, and ALL required admission materials in ONE envelope.

1. Select the Correct Application Form

Please use the appropriate application form below to apply to the University of Bridgeport.
You will need to log in to access the paper applications. If you do not have an account, please follow the instructions to create one.

  • International Postgraduate Application
  • International Undergraduate Application

In order to view these documents, you must download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software

2. Print, Complete and Mail your Application Form

You should print these forms and follow the instructions to complete them. The forms contain information about application fees and the mailing address to which the application and required documents should be sent.
If you have any questions about completing your application, please do not hesitate to contact an Admissions counselor at 1-800-EXCEL-UB (1-800-392-3582) or 203-576-4552 for further assistance.

Mail your application with the application fee and ALL required admission materials to the following address:

University of Bridgeport

Office of International Admissions
126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604, 

We recommend you use a special courier such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS when mailing your application.

International applicants who choose to apply online must complete the International Student Application, pay the $50 application fee online using a VALID Credit Card, and submit ALL the required admission materials.


A deadline is the last possible date the university will review an application for admission into a particular semester. You may submit your application for admission up to twelve months in advance of the semester in which you wish to begin your studies at UB.
To meet our application deadline, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as we receive a high volume of applications throughout the year. 

  • Spring deadline: December 1
  • Fall deadline: July 15

It is highly recommended that you apply and submit ALL the required admission materials at least one month before the deadlines.