Inspiring creativity

The University of South Florida (USF) was founded in 1956 as the first public university. USF is one of United States’ top public research universities. USF provides a dynamic and diverse learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration.

Courses and colleges

The USF offers 219 degree programmes at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels, including doctor of medicine.

It offers 89 undergraduate majors across 13 schools and colleges, 93 master’s degrees and 37 doctoral programmes.

Application deadlines

Fall Semester (August): January 2

Spring Semester (January): July 1

Summer Semester (May-June): January 2


TOEFL score 79 (Internet-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (written test)

IELTS score of 6.5

Tuition and fees


Full-time tuition: $16,710

Housing/Meals: $8,080

Total: $30,390


Full-time tuition: $20,930

Housing/Meals: $9,660

Total: $36,190


Students enrolling for the Fall 2009 semester will be required to live on campus for the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters.