Welcome, International Students!

UMA International Students

We believe in having a diverse student body to enrich our campus with global perspectives and experiences. The UMA Office of Admissions is excited to work with international applicants through the admissions and enrollment process. Please contact the Office of Admissions with questions – we’re here to help!

English Language Competency

Applicants from countries where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.  Countries exempted from the TOEFL and/or IELTS requirement: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, United Kingdom (all), Trinidad-Tobago, and Virgin Islands.

Applicants submitting SAT reports with a minimum SAT Verbal score of 550 are exempt from the TOEFL examination. Applicants submitting ACT reports with a minimum ACT English score of 24 are exempt from the TOEFL examination. The SAT/ACT reports must be less than 3 years old.

Below are minimum required scores for admission.

TOEFL Written Version: 550
TOEFL Computer Version: 250
Internet Based Version: 68
IELTS: 6.5

Foreign University Transcripts

Applicants who have attended a foreign university are required to submit an official course by course foreign evaluation from an approved Foreign Credentialing Service. The official evaluation will need to be mailed directly from the credentialing agency to the below listed address. This is only required if your transcripts are not in English.

Please note, should an applicant want credit for courses acquired at a foreign institution, UMA’s academic policy requires a foreign evaluation be submitted regardless of whether or not the foreign transcript is in English.

Application Processing
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, Maine 04402

Certificate of Finances

The United States federal government requires international applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents to document their ability to meet all expenses incurred while studying in the United States before they can be considered for a student visa. Admitted international students must submit the Certificate of Finances (pdf) before the F-1 Student Visa will be issued.

Programs of Study Available to F-1 Student Visa


Applied Science
Business Administration
Contemporary and Popular Music
Dental Hygiene*
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Studies
Mental Health and Human Services
Social Science
Veterinary Technology*


Business Administration
Mental Health and Human Services


Business Administration
Contemporary and Popular Music
Dental Hygiene*
Liberal Studies
Mental Health and Human Services

*Bangor based program

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