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Information for International Students

University of the Sciences and Saint Joseph’s University fully expect to join together on June 1, 2022, combining the excellence and traditions of two renowned schools as one—Saint Joseph’s.

Finalization of this merger is pending routine regulatory and accreditation requirements including approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Learn more at

You can still apply to USciences’ programs directly for Fall 2022. Our admission counselors are available and ready to help throughout your admission process.

In addition to USciences’ programs, you'll benefit from Saint Joseph’s strengths in business, education, and liberal arts core with additional breadth and depth of programs.

Becoming a Student In The United States

USciences is the perfect destination for international students who want to study, travel, and get work experience in the United States.  International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is here to help you every step of the way, from meeting your admissions requirements to securing and maintaining a student visa.

The USciences community is diverse, open-minded, and eager to learn about new cultures and perspectives, and Philadelphia is one of America's greatest cities, full of history, art, culture, and rewarding career opportunities.

Obtaining a Visa

The ISSS is happy to help you with every step of the visa application process.

Health Requirements

In order to become a USciences student, you must pass a basic health exam and enroll in the USciences Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or provide proof of health insurance.

Financial Requirements

All international students must demonstrate that they are financially prepared to study and live in the United States. The ISS office can advise you on the certification of finances, and any other documentation that is necessary to prove your financial support.


Finding the right place to live is important to your success as a student. On-campus housing is available to first- and second-year undergraduate students, and we can advise graduate and other students on options for living off-campus

USciences Admission Process

International First-Year Students

If you are a high school senior or have earned a high school degree but not taken any college-level courses, you are considered to be a first-year student. Please refer to the USciences Undergraduate Admission page for information regarding deadlines and application requirements for international students.

International Transfer Students

If you have completed any college-level coursework outside of the United States, you are considered to be a transfer student. Please refer to our Transfer Admission page for information regarding deadlines and transfer requirements for international students. Please note that program-specific application deadlines are more important than the June 1 international student application deadline .

International Graduate Students

If you are applying to a graduate program at USciences (MS, PhD, and MBA) please refer to our Graduate Admission page for information regarding deadlines and other requirements for international students.


Bill Keyes, International Student Specialist


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495