The University of South Carolina has a rich tradition of welcoming and supporting
international applicants. In addition to your graduate school application, you may
need to submit documentation related to your international status.
International Application Requirements
Applicants whose native language is not English must:
Submit a satisfactory score on an English proficiency test.
Take a diagnostic test in English when they arrive at the university.
English Proficiency Tests
The TOEFL exam, IELTS International Academic Course Type 2 exam and the PTE Academic
are accepted English proficiency tests.
Minimum Score: 53 (Some programs have higher standards.)
Financial Resource Requirement
Applicants for F-1 or J-1 student visas must show evidence of financial resources
to cover the expenses for one year of study, including room and board. International Student Services must receive this evidence before an I-20 or a DS-2019 document can be issued.