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International Students at USCB

Students from all around the world discover their home away from home at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

Here's why:

  • We work with international students every day. We attract students from countries such as Austria, Bolivia, Germany, India, Republic of Korea, South Africa, United Kingdom, and more.
  • We're affordable. 
  • Our campus living is incredible.  You're going to be far away from home, and what better way to live than at Palmetto Village, where our ten apartment style residence halls have full kitchens,  and free in-room laundry.
  • You'll love our state-of-the-art facilities. Most facilities have been built within the past 10 years. That means our classrooms have the latest technologies to better help you learn.
  • We're in the heart of it all. USCB is situated between Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., two vibrant cities that are known for their art, culture, entertainment, history, and shopping, and both campuses are just a short distance from Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • You are supported from day one. At USCB, you are welcomed into a diverse and vibrant community where you will have an impact and help shape our culture.

Five Easy Steps to Apply to USCB

  1. Apply online
  2. Applicants who have completed coursework, high school/secondary or university-level, outside of the United States will need to have a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts completed and forwarded to the University of South Carolina Beaufort by a service, which may include one of the following or a service that is certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the American Translators Association (ATA):

    World Education Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 5087
    Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10274
    Phone: 212-966-6311
    FAX: 212-966-6395
    Email: info@wes.org
    WWW: http://www.wes.org

    Educational Credential
    Evaluators, Inc.

    PO Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    Phone: 414-289-3400
    FAX: 414-289-3411
    Email: eval@ece.org
    WWW: http://www.ece.org


    Josef Silny & Assoc., Inc.
    International Education Consultants

    7101 SW 102 Ave
    Miami, FL 33173
    Phone: 305-273-1616
    FAX: 305-273-1338
    Email: info@jsilny.org
    WWW: http://www.jsilny.org


    Offices in Houston, TX; New York, NY; Miami, FL' Los Angeles, CA

    Please see website for address and phone numbers

    SpanTran Application for USC Beaufort


    International Education
    Res. Foundation

    PO Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231
    Phone: 310-258-9451
    FAX: 310-342-7086
    Email: info@ierf.org
    WWW: http://www.ierf.org

  3. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (550 on the standard, 213 on the computer-based version or 77 on the internet based TOEFL). OR send official IELTS test score.  IELTS scores for admissions requires at least a 6.0. These tests is required for all international students except those whose native language is English.

    The following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement:

    American Samoa
    Canada (note: Quebec students must take the TOEFL)

    Grand Cayman
    New Zealand
    Sierra Leone
    United Kingdom

  4. SAT or ACT scores; The SAT and ACT tests the students ability to complete college based courses. SAT or ACT is required for all students. A score of at least 880 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) combined with the Math section for SAT tests taken after March 2016 or a score of at least 800 combined on Critical Reading and Math for tests taken before March 2016. A score of at least 17 Composite on the ACT is required.
  5. Submit certificate of support.  

Contact the Office of Admissions

Mailing Address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Phone (843) 208-8055
Fax (843) 208-8290
Email admissions@uscb.edu

Admissions Staff