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Global Carolina

Future International Students

There are a lot of great things happening at the University of South Carolina. Come be part of it all!

If you're considering your future at the University of South Carolina, there's much to learn. From academics to student experience, there's no place quite like Carolina.

South Carolina at a Glance »

Rigorous Academic Options

USC's academic programs will challenge, inspire and spur your intellectual curiosity. Choose from 15 colleges and schools offering 324 unique degree options that fit your needs including comprehensive programs of study in sciences, art, business, education, journalism and many other fields.

For international students who are looking to complete their first university degree, the University of South Carolina offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in several areas, including international business, engineering, science, liberal arts, and music.

Admits exceptional undergraduate students, providing them with personalized advising, an extensive honors curriculum and housing opportunities in the Honors College residence hall.

For international students who have completed their first university degree, the University of South Carolina offers a wide range of master’s and doctoral programs, including advanced studies in Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management; Journalism and Library Science; Biomedical Sciences; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health; and, Social Work.

Provides programs designed for students needing to improve their English for academic or professional reasons.

Hometown Living Near Southeastern Hotspots

The University of South Carolina is located in downtown Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina and one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeastern United States. The cost of living is well below the national average and the organization Partners for Livable Communities has ranked Columbia as one of "America's Most Livable Mid-Sized Communities."

Both the USC campus and Columbia have a lot to offer both individuals and families. Whether you are cheering on your favorite Gamecock team, strolling through Riverbanks Zoo, or simply sharing a meal with friends, Columbia has a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment to enjoy.


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