International Applicants must also submit
- Copy of passing TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores. Required scores are the following:
580 (Paper Test) or 92 with no sub score lower than 20 (Internet-based Test) for M.A. applicants
600 (Paper Test) or 100 (Internet-based Test) for doctoral applicants
7.0 for M.A. and doctoral applicants
62 for M.A. applicants
68 for doctoral applicants
- Certificate of Finances.
The USF TOEFL code is 4850.
International applicants are encouraged to apply early.
For international applicants currently living and attending school in the USA as of April 2003:
- Inform the international student advisor (ISA) at your current school or college that you have been accepted to USF and plan to transfer here.
- Ask your current school or college ISA to release your SEVIS record to USF as soon as possible. The release date will probably be the end date of your current school’s academic session/semester/quarter. If you need USF to issue your SEVIS I-20 form before the academic session end date, you may request an earlier release date.
- Once the release date has passed, USF will have access to your SEVIS record so we can issue and mail a SEVIS I-20 to you.
* The following exceptions apply to USF’s English language proficiency test score requirement:
Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or two years or more of studies in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau are not required to submit an English language proficiency test score.
Applicants from countries where the government requires 11 years of mandatory English instruction may be exempt from providing an English language test score according to the discretion of an individual graduate program (for example, Scandinavian countries such as Norway).
Please note: The University reserves the right to request additional English proficiency exams from any applicant based on the entirety of the application review; or, if the applicant’s proficiency in English should prove inadequate after admission to a program.