Undergraduate International Students

Information for International Students

Experience the many benefits to studying abroad at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Are you an international student looking to earn a bachelor’s degree, complete your education, or continue your educational journey at a welcoming and internationally respected university? If so, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has what you need to succeed academically and professionally.

Not only are we one of the top 10 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), but we are also among the best universities for international students in the USA seeking an inclusive and diverse campus experience. From our international student services to our expert faculty, at UMES you’ll join a supportive family that values who you are, where you come from, and where you want to go.

International students who do not hold U.S. citizenship or resident alien status should follow these steps to apply to UMES:

Complete an admissions application with a $35 application fee

Submit copies of your original secondary school transcripts. All official transcripts should be sent accompanied by English translations. List of Acceptable Agencies to review Foreign Transcripts

Submit original college transcripts and transcript evaluations. All official transcripts should be evaluated by a credential evaluation agency in English.

Take the TOEFL exam. UMEs requires applicants to have a score of 62 (Internet-based TOEFL). The ACT or SAT is also accepted.

Apply for a passport.

Identify your sponsor to meet the educational costs for the program.

Submit a completed Certificate of Finances form with evidence of the minimum financial requirement (certified on a bank statement).

Apply for Admission to UMES

Application deadlines for international students:

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

View admission requirements and explore the benefits to studying abroad at UMES

Explore Our Programs

When you’re searching for the best universities for international students in the USA, your top priority should be the quality of the programs offered. UMES stands out from the rest, offering unique degrees such as Professional Golf Management and multiple fields in Aviation Science. Whether you’re interested in computer science, environmental science, or rehabilitation services, studying abroad at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore can lead to rewarding careers around the globe.

Explore academic programs at UMES

Visit Our Campus

Located in the small town of Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, UMES offers international students a quiet environment that is excellent for learning—all while being only three hours by car from the cultural and recreational sites of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Virginia Beach. See for yourself the beauty of UMES and all the benefits to studying abroad here.

Learn More about Paying for UMES

To remain among the best universities for international students in the USA, we strive to make our programs as accessible and affordable as possible. That’s why we offer competitive tuition and fees for students studying at UMES. Although international students are required to sponsor their educational expenses, there are a few scholarship opportunities for international students. International students are eligible merit scholarships based on the academic profile.

International Payment

Flywire: International payment for your tuition and fees

University of Maryland Eastern Shore has partnered with Flywire to offer a secure and streamlined way to make a payment from your home country. Founded by a former international student, Flywire’s mission is to save money for international students and their families that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. Flywire allows you to pay from almost any country offering excellent foreign exchange rates and no hidden fees. You will be able to track the progress of your payment online and receive email and text alerts each step of the way. Multilingual customer support via phone, chat and email is available 24×7 if you need assistance with your payment.

Click here to start your payment: http://umes.flywire.com
Need help with your payment? Email: support@flywire.com
Phone: +61 283 114 772 Website: flywire.com/support

Connect with UMES

We are here to answer any of your questions about becoming an international student at the University Maryland Eastern Shore. Check out our international student services for helpful resources related to studying abroad at UMES.

Meet your Admissions and Recruitment team

University of Maryland Eastern Shore


(410) 651-8428

Take the Next Step to Start Studying at UMES

Soar above and beyond as an international student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and prepare for the career of your dreams—no matter what you’re interested in! Reach out to international student services to learn more about the benefits to studying abroad at UMES and why we rank among the best universities for international students in the USA.

Forms & Checklists

International Fees Schedule

Approved Foreign Transcript Evaluation Organizations

Application Checklist

Certificate of Finances Form

Certificate of Finances Form Example

Affidavit of Support Form (to be used in addition to the Certificate of Finances Form)

Enrollment Checklist

Health History Form

International Insurance Information

Arrival Checklist

Important Notes for Staying in Compliance and Good Standing with your (F1) Student Visa

Guidance for Applying for an Employment Authorization

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