Admissions & Financial Aid

International Students

International students study together in the UMass Boston Campus Center

Our location and Boston’s reputation in higher education attract many international students to our campus to earn college degrees. The University of Massachusetts Boston is the most diverse public research university in New England. Our students hail from more than 150 different countries around the globe, and more than 2,000 students study here on international visas. 

Our 177-acre waterfront campus is just minutes from downtown Boston. If you want to study in the most famous college town in the country, choose UMass Boston, one of the best values in higher education.

Best Colleges National Universities 2016U.S. News & World Report has ranked UMass Boston as one of its top 220 colleges in the nation for 2017.  We are also one of fewer than 350 highly-ranked research universities in the U.S.

At UMass Boston, you can be a co-discoverer of new knowledge with our world-class faculty and participate in an Honors College that challenges you to explore the world in unfamiliar ways.


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Majors, Minors, and Programs at UMass Boston

You can choose from more than 190 majors, minors, and programs in our 11 colleges. Read More 

We’re Among the Best

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Explore our International Partnerships

Learn about Pathway Programs that prepare you for college success. Read More 

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