University of South Florida

Live and learn with international and American students

Living and learning in the heart of the USF campus, you'll develop friendships with American and international students and have access to all of the academic, social and cultural resources and activities at University of South Florida.

Successful students invest in their education and USF provides the best learning experience in return. Highly-qualified university instructors, facilities equipped with the latest technology, small classes, personalized support services, social activities, and a welcoming university community all contribute to the rich campus experience you'll have at the University of South Florida.

Why choose an USF program?

USF's academic Pathway and English language programs provide the highest quality preparation for your undergraduate and graduate study.

  • Take the first steps toward earning a U.S. university degree at one of America's top-ranked research universities
  • Live, learn and have fun with university students from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 150 countries 
  • Enjoy full access to all university resources, services and facilities
  • Have small classes taught by university instructors
  • Earn academic credits that apply toward USF degree programs
  • Receive personalized TOEFL, GRE and GMAT test preparation

University Rankings

  • One of the 40 most diverse public universities in the country and the second most diverse public university in the state of Florida (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 43 Research University in the US (National Science Foundation)
  • Top 20 in the US for campus diversity (The Princeton Review)
  • One of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars
  • Ranked Top 90 in the US and among the Top 250 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education Rankings, 2012-2013)
  • Top 5 “up and comer” university (Washington Post, 2012) 

Our Programs

Direct entry to University of South Florida

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 79+ OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0/4.0?
  • Have you taken the SAT/GRE/GMAT?

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to USF! Contact us!

If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs:

Pathway and English language programs

USF's Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

USF's English language and special programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university.

Select a program below to learn more:

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Location

4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620, United States

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Available courses


Course Name Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Academic English

University of South Florida offers a range of English language courses from beginner to advanced. No matter what your personal or professional goals are, there is a program that will help you prepare for your next steps and guide you on your path to success. With opportunities to engage with other domestic students outside of the classroom and access to all the same student resources and amenities, USF makes for an incredibly unique experience.

Academic English program is designed for students who do not meet the English language entry requirements for an Undergraduate or Graduate Pathway. Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an INTO USF Pathway program or apply directly to the University of South Florida. Through development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; TOEFL preparation; and academic study skills, the program enables students to progress to academic degree programs.

When can I start?

2016-2017 Dates and Prices

Semester Program Start and End Dates* Tuition

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

August 31, 2016 - December 11, 2016

January 09, 2017 - April 29, 2017

May 15, 2017 - August 5, 2017

$6,730 per Academic English semester

* Note: Must arrive one day prior to the start date for MANDATORY Orientation.

 

  $95
Undergraduate Pathway Programs

University of South Florida\'s undergraduate Pathway programs combine intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic coursework in a customized program designed to move students successfully through the first semester or first year of a four-year degree program.

USF offers the following Pathway Programs:

Undergraduate Pathways in Business

Undergraduate Pathways in Computing

Undergraduate Pathways in Enginereeng

Undergraduate Pathways in Hospitality Management

Undergraduate Pathways in Science

Undergraduate Pathways in General Studies

When can I start?

2016-2017 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start and End Dates Tuition

STANDARD PATHWAY
(TWO SEMESTERS)

Fall 2016
August 19, 2016 - May 6, 2016

Spring 2017
First semester: January 6, 2017 -  May 6, 2017
(SUMMER BREAK - Please note: housing will not 
be available during this time)

Second semester: August 17, 2017 - December 9, 2017

Summer 2017
May 11, 2017 - December 9, 2017
 

$24,000
ACCELERATED PATHWAY
(ONE SEMESTER)

Fall 2016
August 19, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Spring 2017
January 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Summer 2017
May 11, 2017 - August 12, 2017

$13,800

  $95
Graduate Pathway Programs

USF\'s Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

USF offers the following Graduate Pathway Programs

Graduate Pathway in Art

Graduate Pathway in Business 

Graduate Pathway in Education

Graduate Pathway in Engineering 

Graduate Pathway in Sciences

When can I start?

2015-2016 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start and End Dates Tuition

STANDARD PATHWAY
(TWO SEMESTERS)

Fall 2016
August 19, 2016 - May 6, 2016

Spring 2017
First semester: January 6, 2017 -  May 6, 2017
(SUMMER BREAK - Please note: housing 
will not be available during this time)

Second semester: August 17, 2017 - December 9, 2017

 

$28,180
ACCELERATED PATHWAY
(ONE SEMESTER)

Fall 2016
August 19, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Spring 2017
January 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017

$16,205

  $95

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