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Study abroad at the University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama (USA) is an exceptional institution based in Mobile, Alabama - a booming American city on the beautiful Gulf Coast. There are currently around 14,000 students living and studying at the University.

USA offers trailblazing programs across a variety of disciplines including business, sciences, engineering, liberal arts, and computing. The University’s high-quality courses are available to study at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

International students enrolled at USA gain access to outstanding facilities like a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena, fascinating museum, awesome library, huge performing arts theaters, bustling food court, handy bookstore, and excellent sporting venues.

The athletics teams are known as the South Alabama Jaguars. Men’s and Women’s teams represent the University in a number of sports like basketball, golf, tennis, cross country, and track and field. The Jaguars currently compete in NCAA Division I.

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University of South Alabama

307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688, United States

Mobile is a fantastic place to live. The city is well connected and home to a host of amazing restaurants, inspiring cultural venues, well-known tourist attractions, charming shopping outlets, and an exciting social scene - it’s a perfect student city.


  • Sports Facilities
    • 1 Natural Turf American Football Pitches
    • Sport facilities
    • 1 Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Fitness Centre
    • 1 Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Personal Trainers
    • Free Weights
    • 1 Fitness Classes
    • 2 Swimming Pool
    • 2 Spin Studio
    • 2 Sauna / Steam Rooms
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • Basketball Courts
    • volleyball courts
    • Climbing Wall
    • 4 Tennis Courts
    • 2 Athletics Track
    • Baseball Pitches
    • Swimming pools
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • Bike Rental
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • 10 Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Physiotherapy
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 250 Clubs & Organizations

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    from US$21,593 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    from US$15,593 per year


Global Freshman Scholars

  • The Global Freshman Scholars Award is a merit-based scholarship for international students admitted to the University of South Alabama by priority deadlines. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, or until a first bachelor's degree is earned.
  • To be considered, students must have a minimum SAT 1060 (or ACT equivalent), a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale), be an international freshman on an F-visa and be a degree-seeking student.
  • Average amount

    $10,000 - $2,000 per year, based on SAT score or ACT equivalent and high school GPA.

  • Priority deadlines

    January 15 and May 1.

Global Transfer Scholars

  • The Global Transfer Scholars Award is a merit-based scholarship for transferring international students. The scholarship is renewable for up to two years, or until a first bachelor's degree is earned.
  • To be considered, students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) and be admitted to the University by the priority deadlines.
  • Students are automatically reviewed for the award after acceptance. No additional scholarship application is required.
  • Average amount

    $4,000 per year for students with a transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher and $2,000 per year for students with a transfer GPA of 3.0-3.49

  • Priority deadlines

    January 15 and May 1.

Dr. Richard and Angela Carter GlobalUSA Endowed Scholarship

  • The Dr. Richard and Angela Carter Global USA Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 for the purpose of providing a tuition scholarship to an incoming freshman international student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to students not already receiving institutional aid.
  • To ensure consideration for this opportunity, qualified students are required to complete the scholarship application in JagSPOT prior to the application deadline date.

Visa requirements for the University of South Alabama

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Why study at the University of South Alabama

  • Small classes

    The University's small classes mean you'll gain individual attention from academic staff

  • Global campus

    Students from across the world attend the University

  • Networking opportunities

    Obtain access to USA’s extensive alumni network

  • Wonderful location

    Mobile is a lively city with a lovely climate

Life as an international student

The student body is incredibly diverse. An increasing number of international students are choosing to study at the University each year. There are currently students from over 50 countries enrolled at the University - the campus is bursting with different cultures.

There’s a generous amount of housing available at USA. There are Student residences to suit different needs and budgets. Accommodation blocks are clean, safe, and situated on and near campus. Private housing is also easy to find and secure.

It’s easy to keep busy at the University of South Alabama. There are many extracurricular pursuits available to help international students gain and enhance their skills and experience. There are over 250 student clubs and organizations to choose from.

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  • Profile of Maya Pereira De Andrade
    Maya Pereira De Andrade
    Maya Pereira De Andrade says:

    The University of South Alabama is a great place for international students for several reasons: 100+ academic programs to choose from, high-level research institution, small class sizes, proximity to the beach, and 250+ student organizations to join to name just a few!

    One of the best things about the University of South Alabama is the hospitable nature of people on campus. Professors know you by name, student organizations allow you to meet people, and the administration is very welcoming.

    The University of South Alabama has a division dedicated to international student support. We have our international admissions, immigration coordinators, and international student services including picking you up at the airport when you arrive for the first time, helping you get settled into your housing, and international student orientation. The University of South Alabama is fortunate to be located in Mobile, which has over 50 international companies in the area. The university has a great relationship with many of these companies, which leads to internships, co-ops, and even student jobs after graduation. Most students from the university are employed within one year of graduation.