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.
Learn more about applying for our intensive English program and undergraduate, graduate and student exchange programs.
Discover what scholarships are available to you and get advice on applying for them.
International students can get guidance about coming to study at USF, including visa applications and immigration rules.
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide test results verifying your English proficiency.
The International Programs Office has a range of services to help you settle in to your new home and make the most of your time at USF!