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2017-2018 University of South Florida International Scholarships for Freshman in USA

About 2017-2018 University of South Florida International Scholarships for Freshman in USA

University of South Florida International Scholarships are now open for the academic year 2017-2018. These scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme.

University of South Florida International Scholarships

The University of South Florida is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System is comprised of three schools: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee.

International applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 taken within 2 years of the desired term of entry or a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test) or 550 (written test) or PTEA of 53.

Application Deadline

The priority date (for scholarship consideration) is March 1 and application deadline is May 1.

Value of Scholarship

  • USF Green & Gold Presidential Award: $48,000 (Up to $12,000 per year)
  • USF Green & Gold Directors Award: $32,000 (Up to $8,000 per year)
  • USF Green & Gold Scholars Award: $16,000 (Up to $4,000 per year)

Eligibility Criteria

Students are selected for admissions scholarships based upon the following criteria. Some scholarships may have additional selection criteria.

  • High school GPA (recalculated by admissions)
  • Post-secondary GPA must be at least 3.0 (if taking dual enrollment or college coursework)
  • SAT or ACT test scores
  • Your classification as a Florida or non-Florida resident

To be considered for admissions scholarships, be sure to:

  • Submit a complete admissions application by January 15. There is no separate application needed, but all required information, including application fee or fee waiver, official SAT or ACT scores, official high school transcripts, and any other required documents are needed for an application to be considered complete. Ensure that your application is complete by logging into, selecting OASIS and reviewing the admissions checklist.
  • Review your residency classification by checking If necessary, please submit an updated residency declaration by January 15. Many scholarships are only available to Florida residents, so it is crucial to ensure you are classified correctly.
  • Submit updated SAT or ACT scores if you retest in the Fall semester.

How to Apply

To be considered for merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions, students must submit a complete admissions application by the priority deadline. Student must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Online application for admission
  • Official secondary transcripts/academic records submitted directly to Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope (or a PDF sent via email from your school counsellor)
  • Certified English translation of secondary transcripts, if necessary
  • Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the College Board or ACT (must include Writing section)
  • Official IELTS or TOEFL (required for applicants whose first language is not English). For more information, see English Proficiency.


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