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

If your native language is not English, applicants will need to submit an official copy of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Below are minimum required scores for admission.

TOEFL Written Version: 550
TOEFL Computer Version: 250
Internet Based Version: 68
IELTS: 6.0

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:

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.

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Programs & Degrees

UMA offers you so much more than just convenience. We are dedicated to providing a high quality education to prepare you for whatever future career you want. UMA degree programs offer features like hands-on instruction, internships with working professionals, and opportunities for undergraduate research. Explore all that UMA has to offer you!

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UMA Online

You can access a UMA education no matter where you are. Our online and distance options bring the UMA experience directly to you, without compromising on quality instruction. You can find a number of UMA degrees achievable completely online or from a site or center in Maine.

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