USC enrolls more international students than any other university in the United States. More than 100 countries are represented in our graduate departments and professional schools, with the largest numbers of students coming from India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Thailand.
International students choose to study at USC because of our renowned faculty, the multidisciplinary emphasis of our academic programs, our state-of-the-art facilities and the extraordinary caliber of our student body. The university’s location in the vibrant multicultural city of Los Angeles, a major gateway to the Pacific Rim, is also a strong lure for students from around the world.
Over the years, USC has furthered the academic and professional careers of thousands of international students. We look forward to receiving your application.
NOTICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM SEVP:
International students, who must pay the I-901 SEVIS fee for F or J visas, may experience problems verifying their payment was successfully updated on the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website. If the confirmation page does not appear within 2 minutes, please do NOT resubmit the payment. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a confirmation by email.
Prospective students or exchange visitors are advised to only make one (1) payment to avoid overpaying. In addition, please be advised that SEVP is diligently working to resolve the problem promptly.
Find out who is considered an international student and learn about minimum application requirements.
International students are required to show proof of financial support for their studies in the U.S. Find out what documentation you will need and ways to pay your tuition.
proficiency in english
The ability to communicate effectively in English is vital to your success as a student. Find out how to demonstrate —or improve--your proficiency.
health care and insurance
Find out about health, immunization and insurance requirements, as well as health services available to you and your family.
requirements by country
A country-by-country listing of grade and/or degree requirements.
international student services
USC offers a variety of services to help you with immigration requirements, housing, financial matters and employment questions.
Detailed information about the Internet-based Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, used to track your visa status and travel plans.
Get answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.