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International Scholarships 2023 - 2024

The USF Office of Admissions provides merit-based scholarships to international students every year. Find more information below about scholarship availability that is based on the type of student you are, as well as specialized scholarship opportunities for students from around the world.


Beware of any scholarship service or emails you receive requesting your bank account or personal information to qualify you for scholarships. Information on potential scholarships can be obtained through other reputable sources, at no cost to you. Please visit the Federal Student Aid and Federal Trade Commission websites to learn more about how to avoid scholarship and financial aid scams.


USF will automatically consider individuals for competitive merit-based scholarships when they submit and complete the freshman application for Summer or Fall 2024 by January 15, 2024. 


  • Consideration for merit awards is based on the same academic records used for admission and residency status.
  • No additional applications are required as all accepted students are automatically considered for our admissions merit scholarships.
  • Merit-based awards are limited, so we encourage students to complete their application by the January 15 deadline.

Awarding Notification:

  • Students are notified of their award via postal mail and can monitor their award package via the OASIS student portal after we release initial admissions decisions.

Scholarship Options - International Students:

  • Out-of-State Waivers: Out-of-state, merit-based tuition reduction waivers are awarded to a limited number of admitted first-year students who are not Florida residents. Out-of-state reduction awards are disbursed as waivers that decrease the total cost of attendance but only apply toward out-of-state tuition. These awards cannot be used toward other cost of attendance expenses (housing, meals, books) at the University of South Florida. They will pay up to the amount of the award, but if the student is enrolled in fewer course credits, the waiver may pay less than the amount awarded. If a student's residency is updated to in-state for tuition purposes after enrollment, the merit-based tuition waiver will no longer apply, the award will be canceled and it will not replaced by a Florida resident award.
    • Please note: The out-of-state, merit-based tuition reduction waivers cannot be combined with another tuition-wavier scholarship (like the Green and Gold Talent Award) since both scholarships waive the same portion of non-resident tuition. 
  • Green and Gold Presidential Waiver Award

  • Green and Gold Directors Waiver Award

  • Green and Gold Scholars Waiver Award

Transfer Scholarships

These scholarships are competitive awards. Meeting the criteria to be considered for a scholarship does not guarantee that a student will receive that award.

Scholarship Award/Benefits Academic Requirements
USF International Transfer Student Scholarship $2,000 ($500 per semester) Cumulative postsecondary GPA of 3.60 or higher with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hours. Application Submission by March 1, 2023
Application Completion by May 1