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Future/Prospective Student Questions

Are you thinking about applying to USF but need more information? Do you want to find out if we are coming to your country and would like to meet with us? Or are you planning to make a trip to the US and would like to visit us on campus? If you still cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us at international@usf.edu or +1 813-974-8884.

Q: Where is USF? Where is Tampa?

A: The University of South Florida is located about a 15 minute drive north of Downtown Tampa on the beautiful sunny west coast of Florida.

Q: What majors do you have?

A: The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors, from Accounting to Women's and Gender Studies. You can see the full list of undergraduate majors and concentrations on our Academics page.

Q: Do you offer scholarships?

A: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers competitive, merit-based scholarships to new international students each year. International students are eligible for non-need based scholarships. International students must provide appropriate visa/immigration documentation to the International Services Office prior to receiving funds. Scholarships are awarded automatically at the time of admission based on your academic performance.

You can search for even more scholarships in our scholarship database.

To be considered for an international scholarship, be sure to:

Final college transcripts or supporting documentation received after the awarding timeline will not be considered for scholarship selection.

Some of these international transfer scholarships may be combined with other university scholarships as well as scholarships you may receive from outside sources.

Q: What are your rankings?

A: In the region, in the state, in the nation and across the globe, the University of South Florida is making an impact. Here are just a few of the distinctive attributes that make our young, vibrant and dynamic university a leading institution of higher education.


Academic Value

Awards and Recognition


Q: How many students are there at USF? How many international students are there?

A: Across the USF System our totals are as follows:

Q: Do you offer conditional admission?

A: Unfortunately the University of South Florida does not offer general conditional admission; what we offer are Pathway or bridge programs to help students who do not have or meet GPA or examination score requirements for direct admission to the university. Students for whom English is not their first language and have not completed English proficiency examinations at the minimum required level would be excellent candidates for our Academic English Program, which can be followed by an INTO USF Undergraduate Pathway Program.

Academic English courses provide intensive language instruction from beginner to advanced levels along with the development of academic skills that will prepare students for study in a US university program at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Undergraduate Pathway Programs are designed for students who:

International students are guaranteed admission to one of our participating programs at USF after successfully completing the Undergraduate Pathway and meeting all progression requirements. You can view these programs on the INTO USF website.

To learn more about these programs and to make inquiries about application, please contact INTO USF directly by e-mailing INTOAdmissions@usf.edu.