In this paper, the requirements of passive levitation for nonmagnetic body in magnetic fluid are investigated. The passive levitation system includes the electromagnetic system composed of two hollow solenoids, the magnetic fluid and the nonmagnetic body made of aluminum. The hollow solenoids generate nonuniform magnetic fields, leading to the gradient of the magnetic field in magnetic fluid. Hence, the resultant magnetic body force in magnetic fluid is used to levitate the nonmagnetic body in the opposite direction of the gravitation. The levitation conditions according to applied current and the mass of the nonmagnetic body are obtained analytically.