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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Check whether the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is an honors university located in the US’s Mid Atlantic region, just 45 minutes from Washington DC. UMBC is at the forefront of pioneering research and development in public health, law and human services.

The University is made up of six specialized schools in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, law, and social work, as well as a graduate school.

The campus boasts purpose-built facilities for both research and practice. Students can choose from a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs that will equip them with the knowledge and tools to make a real difference in their communities.

The hundreds of student-led clubs make for a dynamic and friendly campus. All UMBC students are invited to trial for the university’s varsity teams which compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference.

Why study at UMBC?

  • PIEoneer award finalist

    UMBC was nationally recognized for its support of international students’ career ambitions. (The PIEoneer awards, 2018)

  • Industry connections

    UMBC works closely with global players in the STEM sector, including IBM, NASA and the National Security Agency.

  • Affordable tuition fees

    UMBC’s tuition fees are well below the USA’s national average.

  • Scholarship programs

    All incoming UMBC students are automatically assessed to see if they qualify for a $1,000-$12,000 scholarship.

  • Great location

    Students can easily travel to Washington DC, Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago.

Life as an international student

UMBC is committed to supporting its internationally-diverse student body. Its dedicated Office of International Services helps students with everything from application and visas, to accommodation and careers.

The University’s Global Assistance Program is a unique remote service that international students can call, email or access online 24/7. It is manned by multilingual advisors who specialize in medicine, security, and logistics.

UMBC runs a peer mentoring program specifically for international students to ensure that you’re made to feel safe and welcome. The University also has a writing center, an educational support service, a counseling center, and a wellness hub to assist students with their academic achievements and overall wellbeing.

Student life & facilities

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

UMBC is minutes away from everything you need. It’s the perfect location for job and internship opportunities, research collaborations, artistic and cultural exploration, and just plain fun. The nearby towns of Catonsville, Arbutus, Ellicott City, and Columbia also offer plenty of dining and entertainment options

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Visa requirements for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements