Experience the rich diversity and historic gateway city of Lowell, Massachusetts, and embark on a path to success at a top U.S. public research university. Known for our exceptional return on investment and multicultural community, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is delighted to welcome students from over 80 countries to our campus each year.

We value the vital contributions international students make to our learning community. We encourage you to apply and thrive on our uplifting, student-centered campus or advance your education through our prestigious online programs.

Join our Vibrant Community

  • International Undergraduate Applicants

    Freshman and Transfer On-Campus Students

    Explore the 120 undergraduate majors and world-class facilities on our lively, modern campus. Whether you are applying as a first-year student or transferring from another university, we are committed to supporting your success and welcoming you home to UMass Lowell. Learn about our International Undergraduate Application Requirements.

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  • International Graduate Applicants

    Master's and Doctoral On-Campus Students

    Choose from more than 70 master’s and doctoral degrees and benefit from expert faculty and hands-on, experiential learning that will help you develop the real-world skills employers seek. Apply early to be considered for graduate student assistantships and fellowships. Learn more about our International Graduate Application Requirements.

    Explore Graduate Programs

  • Make professional contacts and pursue your career goals through UMass Lowell’s undergraduate experiential learning programs. Many of our undergraduate and graduate programs meet the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) qualifications. Depending on your program curriculum, you may also be eligible for undergraduate co-op experiences.

  • Same Faculty, Same Degree, Same High-Quality Education

    UMass Lowell’s 100% online programs are ranked among the best by U.S. News and World Report – they are also among the most affordable degree programs available anywhere. And with many courses offered in 8- and 10-week lengths (and even 6-week courses in the summer), UMass Lowell helps accelerate your success. Learn more about the online program application requirements for international students.

Take a Virtual Tour of UMass Lowell

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Explore UMass Lowell from anywhere in the world. See the spaces where our students study, create, learn and live through a self-guided, interactive tour.

See What Our International Students Say

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. Read these International Student Profiles.

Research Opportunities

UMass Lowell is among the top 200 research universities in the U.S., with research and development funding exceeding $92 million annually. As a student, you will have opportunities to participate in research and contribute to our legacy of turning ideas into solutions.


UMass Lowell offers students a valuable education of excellent quality. Costs compare competitively to both private and public institutions throughout New England. Learn about tuition and fee costs.

The International Students & Scholars Office

The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) advises students and scholars on immigration regulations and compliance. The ISSO collaborates with departments across campus to foster international student success, enhance global engagement and collaborative research efforts, and to create an inclusive, welcoming environment on campus.

Support Services

UMass Lowell's Office of Multicultural Affairs offers an array of programs and services to help international students connect, learn, grow and succeed.

English Language Learning Resources

UMass Lowell has academic partnerships with educational institutions around the globe to help prepare students for success. Explore international partnerships.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Diversity (HEED) Award

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Again in 2023, UMass Lowell received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.