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Have you been admitted for fall 2021?  See our webpage for Admitted International Students.

Virtual Tour - UMass Amherst

We are pleased to offer several online events where you can interact, ask questions, and learn all about the UMass Amherst experience and application process!

You can also visit our Virtual Experience for Prospective First-Year Students page to learn about applying to UMass Amherst, or walk around campus from the comfort of your home with our Virtual Tour.

A World-Class Opportunity

UMass Amherst is home to over 23,000 undergraduate students from around the U.S. and more than 70 countries. Our goal? To educate and prepare responsible and globally-engaged citizens to succeed in a highly connected and competitive world. Join us!

Application deadlines for all applicants can be found here.

*Apply as an International First-Year Student

You should apply as a first-year student if you have never attended college before. Here is a checklist of the international first-year admission requirements.

(Be sure to see our page regarding International First-Year Transcript Requirements.)

*Apply as an International Transfer Student

You should apply as a transfer student if you have attended another college or university, even if you were only enrolled for a semester. Here's a checklist of the international transfer admission requirements.



Information for International Applicants

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If you are a U.S. citizen, you will be applying as a U.S. citizen, no matter where you have been living. You will also have to submit TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate your English language proficiency, if English is not your first language and your school is not following the American or British curriculum. As for the transcript or credentials, you will submit whatever your school's curriculum offers. For example, if you are a U.S. citizen living in India, following the CBSE curriculum, you will have to submit your TOEFL or IELTS, along with your official class 10 marks statement and your 11th grade transcript.

Video Transcript:

If you are a non-native English speaker applying to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There are four ways that you can show us your English proficiency. You can submit a TOEFL exam. UMass Amherst requires at least an 80 on the TOEFL with at least 20 in each subsection. So listening, reading, we require a 20 in each of those sections. You can submit the IELTS exam. UMass Amherst has a 6.5 minimum for the IELTS exam with at least a 6 in each subsection. If you attended all four years of high school in English under an American or British curriculum, then that's a way to prove your English proficiency. And last but not least, you are welcome to do an interview with an outside company like InitialView, and that company will send us your results and we can evaluate your English through watching your interview. Either of those ways work for us. And, because of COVID-19, these unprecedented times, there are some additional ways that you can prove your English proficiency temporarily. For Chinese students in China, you can take the TOEFL ITP, and we require at least a 550. For others, you can take the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, and we require a minimum of 80. And lastly, Duolingo has a Duolingo English test and on that test, we require a minimum score of 105. Any of those ways will work to show your English proficiency. And if you have any questions, you can reach out to International Admissions.

If you are not a USA citizen, or a green card holder, you will be applying as an international student, regardless of how long, you have been living in U.S. However, some international students, maybe in notable for in-state tuition. Such as DACA ,H-4 holders, along with many other visa types. International students on F1, F2, J-1 and J-2 visas, will not qualify for in-state tuition. The eligibility of in- state tuition for international students, is determined based on the residency of the parents. If both the parents have reside outside Massachusetts, then international students will be classified, as out state students, for tuition residency purposes.

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When you are applying to UMass Amherst with an Indian state board examination, such as a CBSE or ICSE, we will require the official class 10 marks statement along with your 11th grade transcript. The official class 10 marks statement is a document that is issued by the exam board. However, if you have completed class 12 at the time of application, the official class 10 marks statement and class 12 Higher Secondary School Certificate are both required.

If you are unable to watch the videos on this page, all of the information can also be found on the international application requirements page.