University of South Carolina
Its business school – Moore School of Business is ranked # 1 in “International Business”.
The Business School is AACSB accredited (only 350 universities out of 1,700 have achieved this recognition of excellence) and has a beautiful campus.
“Moore School of Business” : Accounting, Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Real Estate, Management, Management Science, Marketing.
Please note that courses with IBUS, EXSC & PEDU codes are not all accessible to you.
more info : https://ssb.onecarolina.sc.edu/BANP/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched
Program for ICD-BEM students : http://bulletin.sc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=37&poid=1446&returnto=794
PLEASE NOTE : Following a 2016 change in law in South Carolina, international students can no longer register for courses prior to their arrival. You will therefore choose your lectures after your arrival.
Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina has 27,000 students and offers more than 350 programs. The university is located in Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. However, don’t expect a metropolis, as Columbia has around 120,000 inhabitants, but the campus itself is a real city with all its facilities : cafeteria, swimming pool, medical services, stadium (come cheer for the football team) …
The mild winters, the hospitality of the southern states inhabitants, “the southern hospitality”, make it a very pleasant place to live in and study.
Discover the southern states’ atmosphere which still have to heal from the wounds of slavery.
Good to know
Plan $ 200 for the application fees.
Also plan to pay an operating fee : ’Security Network Fee’ – $ 76.00, ’Post Office Box Fee’ – $ 25.00, ’Residence Hall Activity Fee’ – $ 50.00.
The law in the United States prohibits the university from transmitting grades or any information about a student to a third party. You must therefore send it to us.
Your student VISA does not allow you to work.
This information is provided as a guide.
Please visit the partner university’s website to have exact updated information.
Required TOEFL score : 550
ABS : 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
ESAM : 3rd, 4th year
ICD : 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
ICD BEM : 2nd year
ISTEC : 4th year
Resume in English
Copy of passport
Orientation : a week before lectures start
Lectures start : mid-August
End of lectures : early December
Exams : mid-December
Orientation : a week before lectures start
Lectures start : mid-January
Holidays : few days early March
End of lectures : end of April
Exams : end of April/early May
ID Card or passport (compulsory for destinations outside the EU) valid for six months after your return date.
J-1 student visa. more info : https://fr.usembassy.gov/fr/
Your J-1 visa allows you to work for up to 20 hours / week during your studies or to continue on a 2-month internship.
All the incoming exchange students to UofSC can elect for the UofSC’s insurance planor choose from one of these three U.S. based alternative insurance plans: ISO Student Health Insurance, PSI Insurance or PGH Global. UofSC insurance offers the most coverage and access to UofSC on-campus health services. The three alternative plans are also approved plans for the UofSC insurance coverage requirements and sufficient for use within the U.S. health care system. It’s important to note that U.S. insurance rarely covers the entire cost of an appointment. Be prepared to pay a small portion of the cost, which is called a co-pay. Additionally, insurance plans have deductibles, which is an amount of money you must pay first before insurance will begin covering the costs of medical needs. For the four plans linked above, the co-pays and deductibles will vary; review the policies to find out each plan’s particular coverage.
On campus in apartments (South Quad, International House & Bates West), shared accommodation. Living on campus is mandatory.
Plan between US $ 3,340 and US $ 4,500 / semester. There are also a $ 50 application fee and a home insurance for around $ 200 / semester.
Optional “Linen Pack” for $ 130 which includes all necessary bedding.
more info : http://www.housing.sc.edu/alc.html
You can choose to take a ‘meal plan’, a kind of half-board but it is not compulsory : http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/dining_services