A dynamic learning community

Want to study at a top-ranked research university on Florida’s beautiful west coast? The University of South Florida, named the No. 25 Best Public College in the country (National Science Foundation) offers unlimited opportunities to discover and pursue your passion.

At USF, you’ll be part of a dynamic learning community that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration. Study with world-class scholars, experience outstanding facilities and make friends from all 50 US states and more than 140 countries.

Whatever your goals may be, our distinguished faculty and expert staff will support you at every stage of your journey. Since 2010, we’ve helped more than 4,000 international students build the skills to succeed on campus, in their careers and for a lifetime.

Programs to match your goals

Our Pathway and English language programs help you integrate into university life while building the foundation for successful undergraduate or graduate study. Not a confident English speaker? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Every year, we help more than 1,000 new international students take their first steps toward success at USF. Will you be next?

Choose from a variety of programs that begin at any level and lead to more than 240 degrees. Learn from university professors alongside peers from the US and across the globe while getting custom support to guide you toward your goals. Let’s find the path that’s right for you.

Outstanding living and learning spaces

As your home away from home, it’s important to feel safe, supported and comfortable on campus. We’ve invested heavily in our living and learning facilities so you can make the most of your experience. Need a quiet place to study? No problem. A lounge to relax with friends? We’ve got dozens. At INTO USF, you’ll have access to everything you need to be successful.

INTO University of South Florida programs

Direct entry to University of South Florida

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 79+ OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0/4.0?
  • Have you taken the SAT/GRE/GMAT?

Pathway and English language programs

INTO USF’s Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university. INTO USF’s English language programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university.

Cost estimates

For I-20 purposes, all international students must submit an Affidavit of Support, which is part of the application process. Students must show sufficient funds to cover expenses for one academic year. These numbers are based on estimated costs of attendance and are subject to change.

2016-17 Academic Year

Cost Description Tuition & Fees Housing & Meals Books Health Insurance Other Total
Undergraduate 2-Semester Pathway $24,000 $10,600 $1,000 $2,340 $4,100 $42,040
Graduate 2-Semester Pathway  $29,590 $10,600 $1,000 $2,340 $4,100 $47,630
Academic English
(2 semesters)
$13,900 $10,600 $500 $1,755 $4,100 $30,855
Academic English
(1 semester)
$6,950 $5,300 $250 $975 $2,050 $15,525
General English
(4 weeks)
$1,980 $1,700 $150 $390 $500 $4,720

2017-18 Academic Year

Cost Description Tuition & Fees Housing & Meals Books  Health Insurance Other Total
Undergraduate 2-Semester Pathway $24,480 $11,600 $1,100 $2,400 $4,100 $43,580
Undergraduate 1-Semester Pathway  $14,080 $5,800 $550 $1,000 $2,050 $23,430
Graduate 2-Semester Pathway  $30,180 $11,600 $1,100 $2,400 $4,100 $49,280
Graduate 1-Semester Pathway  $17,360 $5,800 $550 $1,000 $2,050 $26,710
Academic English (1 semester) $7,160 $5,800 $350 $1,000 $2,050 $16,360
Academic English (2 semesters) $14,320 $11,600 $700 $1,800 $4,100 $32,520
Academic English (3 semesters) $21,480 $18,050 $1,050 $2,400 $6,150 $49,130
Study Abroad with English (Part 1 & 2) $19,400 $11,600 $1,100 $2,000 $4,100 $38,100
Study Abroad with English (Part 2 & 3) $24,480 $11,600 $1,100 $2,000 $4,100 $43,180
Study Abroad with English (Part 2 or 3) $12,240 $5,800 $550 $1,000 $2,050 $21,590

If there is more than one financial sponsor, each sponsor must complete an Affidavit of Support indicating a specific dollar amount of annual support.

Students cannot confirm their place or receive an I-20 until required financial documents are on file.