Language Requirements

All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.

International applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 taken within 2 years of the desired term of entry or a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test) or 550 (written test). If you are from one of the English speaking countries listed below, you are not required to submit TOEFL scores. NOTE: Positive results on the SAT (Critical Reading and Writing) or ACT (English/Writing and Reading) may be used to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.

Applicants who are unable to meet this requirement should contact INTO University of South Florida for information on its Academic English program for international students.

INTO University of South Florida also offers Undergraduate and Graduate Pathways programs for international applicants.

English Speaking Countries
Antigua Guyana
Australia Jamaica
Bahamas Liberia
Barbados New Zealand
Barbuda Ireland
Belize South Africa (when English is the first language)
Bermuda St. Kitts & Nevis
Canada except Quebec (French) St. Lucia
Cayman Islands St. Vincent & Grenadines
Commonwealth Caribbean, Including Belize Trinidad & Tobago
Dominica United Kingdom
Fiji Virgin Islands
Grenada Zimbabwe