We are thrilled that you are considering Embry-Riddle as your next educational step! This page will serve as a guide to help you navigate the international undergraduate admissions process.

All applicants must complete the application online and submit a $50 non-refundable fee.

Within three business days of fully submitting your application, you will receive an email with your student ID number and instructions for how to activate your ERNIE account. It is important to always include your full name and student ID number on all correspondence. Once your ERNIE account is active, you can submit your unofficial documents (recommendation letters, personal statement and other supplemental documents) to international.admissions@erau.edu or through our Secure Upload Link below.

Note: Transcripts and test scores uploaded through this link will be considered unofficial.

Official documents, including all test scores, transcripts and foreign credential evaluations, must be submitted directly from the testing service or institution. They can be mailed to the following address:

ERAU International Admissions Office
1 Aerospace Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114


Semester Admission for
International and Graduate Students:
Fall (August-December) June 1
Spring (January-May) Oct. 1
Summer A (May-June) March 1
Summer B (June-August) March 1

Applications will remain open for one year from the date received. After one year, all applicants are required to re-apply and re-submit all required documentation and meet the admissions criteria in effect at the time of reapplication.

Please note: All materials submitted become the property of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and cannot be reproduced, returned or forwarded.

Required Documents

All international students must provide a copy of their valid passport for immigration purposes. The passport must be valid for at least six months of the semester to which the student is applying.

We suggest you submit two letters of recommendation. You may use this form that we’ve developed for the convenience of your recommenders. Written letters of recommendation submitted by your references are also acceptable. Letters can be submitted via email to international.admissions@erau.edu

SAT and/or ACT standardized test scores are optional for admission but are required for merit scholarship consideration for first-time incoming students. Any student with college credit will be reviewed for merit scholarship based on their transfer GPA and are not required to submit SAT and/or ACT standardized test scores.

Proof of Funds Facts 2023-2024

The estimated costs are based on the cost of attendance for an academic year (August-May), unless otherwise listed, and are intended for planning purposes only. Official bills for tuition and fees will be presented after registration. Some courses may require additional fees. The University reserves the right to change any of the below estimates without prior notification.

Please note these fees do not include health insurance. The estimated annual cost for ERAU provided health insurance is approximately $1,487, but the actual amount varies year to year and will be automatically charged to your student account. If you have insurance that meets the university's standards, you may request a waiver through your student portal after admission. 

Note: The University requires financial documentation certifying the validity of resources available to meet the following criteria:

  • All documentation must be dated within six months of the start date of the semester for which the student is applying. The only exception will be tax returns, which must be from the previous year, in which the student is applying.
  • Students may combine sources and/or have more than one sponsor.
  • All documentation must be provided showing in the U.S. dollar amount or conversion.
  • Students must show proof of financial ability to meet the financial obligation of one academic year (amount shown below).
  • Typically, funds are proven through bank statements or letters from a financial institution(s).

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Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI)

The Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) provides academic English language and culture instruction to non-native speakers of English.

To be admitted into a degree program, international students who will not be graduating from an English educational system within the last two years, or for whom English is not the primary language, must submit official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, EIKEN or Cambridge scores. The preferred minimum TOEFL score for admissions is 213 (computer-based), 79 (IBT Internet-based) or 8.5 (Essentials). The preferred IELTS score is 6.0. The preferred Duolingo score is 105. The preferred EIKEN score is Pre-1. The preferred Cambridge score is 170.

The following nations recognize English as an official language:

  • Australia
  • Canada (English-Speaking/Outside of Quebec)
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

UK/United Kingdom

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Commonwealth Caribbean

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Students scoring below the preferred score may be deferred for enrollment to our Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI). Admission to ERLI does not guarantee admission to an Embry-Riddle degree program.

For more information about testing dates and locations, please contact:

TOEFL Services
Website: www.toefl.org

IELTS International Services
Email: ielts@ieltsintl.org
Website: www.ielts.org

Email: englishtest-support@duolingo.com
Website: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/

Website: https://www.eiken.or.jp/eiken/en/eiken-tests/

Cambridge English Language Assessment
Email: helpdesk@cambridgeenglish.org
Website: www.cambridgeenglish.org/helpdesk

All International undergraduate applicants who have any educational experience outside the United States may be required to provide an official evaluation in English including the cumulative grade-point average. High school students are required to have a document-by-document evaluation. Students with university credit are also required to have a course-by-course evaluation. Students who have not taken college courses or who have taken less than 30 hours of college coursework must submit an official high school transcript from all high schools attended.

Foreign credential evaluations are not needed for the following students: students who have attended an IB Program, students who have attended a high school with U.S. Regional Accreditation or students who have attended an American International School.

The evaluation must be certified by one of the Foreign Credential Evaluation Services (FCE) approved by Embry-Riddle. A fee is charged for the translation service and must be paid by the applicant directly to the FCE. The evaluation must include: US degree equivalency, GPA and a copy of the foreign transcript.

If a student has earned college credit (either transfer or advanced standing) that is indicated on the foreign credential evaluation as meeting the requirements for an undergraduate degree, it will be reviewed for applicability toward an ERAU degree.

Educational systems differ country by country. The following services are versed in providing a comparison of a country’s education system to the system in the United States. This comparison includes education levels, credits and grades.

The report is considered official only if mailed from the agency directly to ERAU. We accept evaluations from the following agencies: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), International Education Evaluations (IEE), International Education Research Foundation (IERF), Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI), Josef Silny & Associates, World Education Services (WES) and Spantran. Admissions also reserves the right to accept foreign credential evaluations from current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Next Steps After Admission

  • International students must pay a deposit of $200. This amount is applied directly to the student’s account and will be credited toward tuition.
  • Payment for tuition, fees, housing and meals are due by the established due dates each semester. Acceptable methods of payment are credit cards and checks issued by a U.S. bank and made payable to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
  • Other payment options are available through the student accounting department.

All students must complete a Medical Report Form and provide documented evidence of required immunizations for compliance with the University. The Medical Report Form will be completed in the Health Services Portal.

Questions on health requirements, including important immunization information, can be answered by Embry-Riddle Health Services.

Embry-Riddle Health Services
1 Aerospace Blvd., Building 500
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

A student whose attendance at Embry-Riddle was interrupted is required to apply for re-admission. You are considered a returning student if you have enrolled at another institution without prior written approval, have completed more than 18 semester hours at another institution, have failed to enroll in at least one Embry-Riddle course in any two calendar years or have been suspended from the University. To be re-admitted, you must file a new application for admission with the Office of International Admissions.

Embry-Riddle Language Institute

The ERLI application is intended for non-English speaking students who are looking to enroll in the intensive English program to become proficient in listening, speaking, reading and writing the English language. The application Fee is $50. Please visit the Language Institute (ERLI) page for more information about this program.