Welcome international students! The University of St. Francis (USF) is a small private Catholic Franciscan university located in a beautiful historic suburban neighborhood about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, IL., a short train ride away! The small size of the University of St. Francis provides international students with an opportunity to be fully immersed in university culture and receive personal attention in their academic studies that is not always possible at larger universities.

USF promotes the inclusion of all students, regardless of their citizenship, ethnicity, religion or background. USF will assist all international students in achieving their educational goals and overcome the challenges of studying and living in a foreign country. We will work with you in applying to USF and obtain an F-1 visa to study in the USA. We offer a wide variety of support services for international students including advising, F-1 visa counseling, English language support, and international and cultural events.

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Why USF?

Applying for Admission

USF accepts applications year-round without deadline restrictions:

International Agents

The University of St. Francis contracts carefully with agent representatives around the world in order to promote our programs as widely as possible. Agents work with local students directly- guiding them through the search for a U.S. university, submitting applications, applying for the appropriate visa, and preparing to arrive on campus. Learn more about our international agents now!

Housing and Student Life

The residential living options at the University of St. Francis are varied and unique. As a department, we are committed to providing a safe and education living environment. One of the things we pride ourselves on is the community students feel while living on campus.

Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Tuition varies depending on your area of study.

Next Steps...

After you apply, you are that much closer to becoming a USF Saint!

Additional Information

For additional information about studying in the United States: EducationUSA’s “Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study”

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