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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

International Applicants

We're glad you're interested in UMass Lowell, where our diverse and welcoming community will make you feel right at home. Our respect for international scholars means you'll have a rewarding experience.

Impacts of COVID-19 on our International Applicants

UMass Lowell continues to welcome international applicants. 

Undergraduate Admissions continues to monitor the pandemic situation with regard to the availability of SAT/ACT, TOEFL/IELTS exams. We now accept the TOEFL "at-home" edition and Duolingo Test results to demonstrate English proficiency. 

Learn more about impacts to undergraduate admission.

Graduate Admissions is temporarily waiving GRE/GMAT/MTEL exams. The Duolingo Test is accepted to meet English language requirement. 

Learn more about impacts to graduate admission.


UMass Lowell is a campus enriched by the unique perspectives, cultures and native languages of our international students and scholars, hailing from over 60 countries. We are committed to supporting our international students and continue to welcome and issue visa documents for all accepted international students.

How to Apply

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See Yourself at UMass Lowell

Take a virtual walking tour of our citywide campus in English, Spanish, Khmer or Mandarin and find out what all the buzz is about.

Costs & Aid

UMass Lowell offers its students an affordable education of excellent quality. Costs compare competitively to both private and public institutions throughout New England. Learn about tuition expenses.

Undergraduate Scholarships

There are several scholarships available for first-time, first-year international undergraduate applicants. View scholarships

Alternative Loans

There are a variety of lenders that provide loans to international students. Review the lenders and select the one that best fits your needs.

Teaching & Research Assistantships

The university has a limited number of teaching and research assistantships available. See the opportunities

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