A group of USF international graduate students hanging out on campus.

Admission to USF is more competitive than ever, but the process of applying is not difficult. 


Ready to get started? Here’s everything you need to do to complete your international graduate application package.

If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to

1. Submit Your Application

Complete the USF online application.

2. Pay Your Application Fee

Pay the nonrefundable, $30 application fee. 

3. Submit Official Transcript(s)

For each post-secondary institution attended, submit an official paper transcript (in a sealed envelope) to:

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions        
4202 E Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036        
Tampa, FL 33620

Unofficial transcripts will be used for the initial review of your application. Your admission will not be finalized until we receive your official transcripts from all institutions attended.

Documents and transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Course-by-course evaluations are highly recommended and are required for some programs.

4. Submit Test Scores

If any test scores are required by your program (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, etc.), they must be requested and sent to USF directly from the testing agency. Standardized tests must have been taken within five years of the desired term of entry.

To expedite the processing of your application, you may upload unofficial scores to the application portal. However, your admission will not be finalized until we receive your official test scores.

Testing agencies can electronically send your scores to USF by using the following institution codes:

  • For GRE: institution code 5828
  • For TOEFL: institution code 5828
  • For GMAT:
    • VP9-M4-23: PhD in Business Administration
    • VP9-M4-04: Executive MBA
    • VP9-M4-97: MBA, Full Time
    • VP9-M4-80: MBA, Part-Time
    • VP9-M4-01: MBA, Sarasota-Manatee Campus
    • VP9-M4-25: MBA, St. Petersburg Campus
    • VP9-M4-18: Master of Accountancy
    • VP9-M4-67: MA in Economics
    • VP9-M4-86: MA in Finance
    • VP9-M4-17: MS in Management
    • VP9-M4-66: MS in Management Information Systems
    • VP9-M4-40: MSM in Marketing
    • VP9-M4-74: MSRE in Real Estate
    • VP9-M4-48: MS in Entrepreneur in Applied Technology
    • VP9-4J-76: Health Administration, College of Public Health

5. Submit Additional Information

Upload any items required by your program (resumes, personal statements, etc.) to your online VZ application.

6. Answer Conduct Clearance Questions

All graduate applicants are required to answer the Conduct Clearance questions of the graduate application. The answers to the two questions must be received and cleared by Student Rights and Responsibilities, if warranted, before the applicant will be notified of the admission decision.


When you apply to USF, the Office of Admissions uses information on your application to determine whether you are an in-state or out-of-state resident. This classification is important because it sets your tuition rates.

If we don’t receive enough information on your application to determine residency, you will be classified as a non-Florida resident for tuition purposes. It’s very important to respond to requests for information about your residency as soon as possible. Learn more about how residency is determined and how to ensure you’re classified correctly. 

Residency Information


Please note: If admitted, your admission is contingent upon submitting final college transcripts before the first day of classes. Learn more about how to submit your final transcripts. 

Submit Transcripts