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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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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


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.

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    From US$21,942 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    from US$15,593 per year


Global Freshman Scholars The Global Freshman Scholars award is a ​competitive, merit-based ​scholarship, awarded to a limited number of well-qualified international students each year. ​This scholarship is renewable for up to four years​,​ or until a ​first​ bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first.​

  • Amount

  • ACT Score 32-36, SAT Score 1420-1600, High School GPA 3.5. Annual Amount US$10,000
  • ACT Score 30-31, SAT Score 1360-1410, High School GPA 3.5. Annual Amount US$8,000
  • ACT Score 27-29, SAT Score 1260-1350, High School GPA 3.5. Annual Amount US$6,000
  • ACT Score 23-26, SAT Score 1130-1250, High School GPA 3.5. Annual Amount US$4,000
  • ACT Score 21-22, SAT Score 1060-1120, High School GPA 3.5. Annual Amount US$2,000
  • Requirements

    Be an international freshman on an F-visa. Be a degree-seeking student. Have a minimum ACT of 21 (or SAT 1060). Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0

For students without ACT or SAT scores, Global Freshman Scholars scholarships can be awarded based on the following language proficiency exam scores:

  • Amount

  • High School GPA 3.5. TOEFL 76/IELTS 6.5/Duolingo 100. Annual Award US4,000
  • High School GPA 3.0 to 3,49. TOEFL 76/IELTS 6.5/Duolingo 100. Annual Award US2,400

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

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Life at the University of South Alabama

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.


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

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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.