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International Students

Lecture at the HorseshoeWelcome to the Darla Moore School of Business.

The University of South Carolina warmly welcomes international students. International students make up an important part of our university community, and we look forward to having you join us at the University of South Carolina and the Moore School. A business school with a distinct global focus, the Moore School provides students with a world-class faculty, unique undergraduate research opportunities, dozens of global partnerships, and a multicultural environment. 

Since you will have many arrangements to make in order to attend the University, it is important that you apply at least nine months before the semester in which you plan to begin your studies.

To get started, please visit our International Student section.


You will be in the heart of a charming city.

The University of South Carolina is a world-class research institution with more than 200 years of history and tradition located right in the heart of the capital of South Carolina. Students from around the country and around the world enjoy the atmosphere of the university while also enjoying the amenities of a mid-sized city, all within minutes of the campus. Columbia has several areas for college students to enjoy, including the historic 5 Points Area and the newly reinvigorated Vista area. Students can tap into the history of Columbia and South Carolina by visiting the many museums, historic homes, and repurposed buildings, some of which are now used as shops and restaurants. And there is no lack of natural resources to enjoy in Columbia. Lake Murray, Finlay Park, Congaree National Park, and Riverbanks Zoo are just some of the attractions that draw people from near and far. 

You will enjoy our multicultural environment.

The Moore School has been recognized as the #1 undergraduate international business program in the United States. To this aim, many of our academic programs, internships, and exchange opportunities have an international focus. The University of South Carolina also provides a full range of English as a Second Language programs and courses to assist international students in mastering spoken and written English language skills. And ,the university offers a host of international student organizations to help you get involved and make connections with other students as soon as you get to campus. As an international student at Moore and the University of South Carolina, you'll fit right in from the first day.

Friendly staff are here to help you.

We focus on you and your learning experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to working with you to help you adjust to your new environment, improve your English language skills, and make sure that the time you spend at the University of South Carolina is enriching and rewarding. You’ll have access to faculty and staff, academic advisors, career services, student organizations,  and athletic facilities.


We look forward to having you join the the University of South Carolina family.
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