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Study abroad at the University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport (UB) is a private institution based in the US state of Connecticut’s largest city. Students can choose from over 150 career-oriented majors and postgraduate qualifications across 14 schools. Some of the University’s most popular programs include those in engineering, business, and health sciences. The University is committed to preparing students for personal and professional success.

Lying on a stretch of Long Island Sound, UB’s 56-acre campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities in scenic surroundings. Campus provisions include a modern business center, excellent computer suites, industry-standard engineering labs, and seven welcoming halls of residence. The beach opposite also provides plenty of opportunities for sunbathing or outdoor recreation.

UB has an active student body that runs over 60 organizations, ranging from a science fiction and fantasy club, to a gospel choir. The University competes in 11 varsity sports, with men and women’s teams competing in the NCAA Division II.

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Why study at the University of Bridgeport?

  • Small class sizes

    The average class size at UB is 14, so students get the attention and support they need

  • Ethnic diversity

    UB is ranked as the 39th most ethnically-diverse campus in the US (US News & World Report, 2019)

  • Safety

    UB has been ranked as the safest campus in Connecticut (ADT, 2018)

  • Great location

    The University is just an hour’s drive away from the tourist attractions an employment opportunities of New York City

Life as an international student

UB is a truly diverse university, with over 80 countries represented on campus. In fact, approximately 20% of the entire student body is made up of international students. So, no matter where you’re from, you’ll feel at home at UB.

The University has several support services in place, including the international center for students and scholars. The professionals working at the center can help with cultural adjustment, visa issues, employment, and much more. They also host orientation events, international festivals, and celebrations of cultural and religious holidays throughout the year.

If you need some extra help with learning and using English, the University runs its own English language program, with the option of attending a course in the summer before your program begins.

Student life & facilities

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    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
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    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$35,760 per year
  • Graduate tuition: from $15,660 to $18,270 per year



General academic scholarships Academic scholarships range from $5,000 to $20,000 per academic year, and are based on academic excellence and English proficiency. No separate application form is required to be considered for these scholarships.

  • Trustee Scholarship: US$20,000 per year
  • Presidential Scholarship: US$15,000 per year
  • Provost’s Scholarship: US$12,500 per year
  • Dean’s Achievement Scholarship: US$10,000 per year
  • Academic Achievement Grant: US$5,000 per year
  • Athletic Scholarship: Varies


International Graduate Scholarship

  • Amount: From US$3,000 to US$4,000
  • Requirements: These awards are based on the student’s academic achievement and test scores. No additional form is needed. The scholarship will be for the international student’s first year of study, split equally between the first two semesters. All graduate students with a scholarship must take 9 credits per semester.


University of Bridgeport

126 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, United States

The 56-acre campus on a gorgeous stretch of Long Island Sound in Bridgeport, Conn., provides an ideal setting for scholarly pursuits. Seaside Park, a 400 acre-park on Long Island Sound adjacent to the campus, offers outstanding outlets for fun on the beach, relaxation, exercise, and outdoor study.

Visa requirements for the University of Bridgeport

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