Information for International Students

Academic Overview

More than 1,600 international students and 200 research scholars from up to 125 countries consider USF their home away from home and are supported by an active International Service Office. Tampa is a vibrant, multi- cultural, major metropolitan city, and USF is at its heart.

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Applying to USF

USF welcomes applications from international students as freshmen (first time enrolling at a university), lower-level transfer students (less than 60 credits), and upper-level transfer students (more than 60 credits).

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Already Applied?

If you’ve already applied to USF, take a look at the next steps you’ll need to complete. Many tasks can be completed online, such as checking your application status, submitting required fees, accessing forms and more.



USF offers over 100 undergraduate majors and 171 degree programs at the master's, specialist and doctoral levels. The innovative Honors College provides alternative approaches to learning for academically superior students.

Academic Resources


Learn about the costs to attend USF and the competitive academic scholarships available to new international students.

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International Student Resources

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services works with international students to enhance their academic, cultural and social experiences. USF World offers study abroad opportunities for domestic and international students.

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Student Life

Learn about on-campus housing and dining choices, including options for people with special dietary needs. Student Health Services, Camus Recreation and USF’s over 500 student organizations keep students healthy and engaged.

Campus Safety

The well-being of every member of the USF community is a top priority. Learn about the numerous services available to help ensure your student’s safety while at USF.

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Visiting Campus

Visiting USF is the best way to determine if it’s the right fit for you. If you're unable to visit us in person, take advantage of our Campus Visit Brochure.

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Admissions Materials

A selection of undergraduate admissions e-documents is available for you to download and peruse offline.

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Websites by Country

Admissions information for specific countries is available through USF’s admissions microsites.