Admissions & Financial Aid

China Programs

Earn Your College Degree in Boston

Our location and Boston’s reputation in higher education attract many Chinese students to our campus to earn college degrees. We have built strong partnerships over the last ten years with many Chinese officials and frequent visits to China. Our two primary partners offer customized programs that prepare Chinese students for college success in the U.S.A.

CERNET, Our Primary Partner

CERNET, a prominent Chinese corporation, has a close relationship with UMass Boston. Our partnership allows Chinese students to prepare to earn their college degree in the U.S and obtain provisional admissions to our university. CERNET created the Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA). MAIA is a one-year, college preparatory residential program located in a suburb of Boston. With the support of our university, UMass Boston professors provide intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) training and other courses to prepare you for university level coursework in English.

For more information, contact Shiwen Cai, Director of Program Development, International Business Division,

CERNET EDUCATION,  Phone 010-62780167;

English Language Program, Tsinghua University, another Long-Term Partner

English Language Program,Tsinghua University offers one year of college preparatory study on the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing. You’ll prepare for the IELTS English proficiency exam, be introduced to U.S.-style higher education, receive expert help with the U.S. application process, and obtain a visa to study abroad. The number of Chinese students coming to UMass Boston through this well-established partnership is multiplying rapidly. We have many success stories to share about ABP graduates over the last ten years.

For more information, contact Bonnie Xinyu, English Language Program, Tsinghua University, Courtyard 6, Tsinghua University, Telephone number: 86-10-62798167,

These two organizations have full legal status with The People's Republic of China’s Ministry of Education (MOE).

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is very close to campus and provides a taste of home for our Chinese students.
It is in downtown Boston and is easy to reach by public transportation.