International Students

Undergraduate international students may be eligible for general merit-based scholarships as freshmen applicants.


Additionally, UMBC participates in the #YouAreWelcomeHere national scholarship program, pledging to offer scholarships for international students to study in the U.S.

The International Education Services Department offers two annual, renewable scholarships for up to four years of study that cover 50% tuition at time of initial matriculation. The scholarships are open to first-year international students admitted for undergraduate degree-seeking study at UMBC. Successful applicants will be dedicated to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message by bridging intercultural divides. Applicants will submit a 500-1000 word written essay or a 2-5 minute video about their ideas for advancing intercultural learning and understanding at UMBC.


International students may also participate in UMBC’s Monthly Payment Plan, as an alternative to a one-time payment of the bill in full.

International students may also visit the following web pages to gather additional information regarding their study in the United States:

  • EduPass: Information for international students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in the United States.
  • InternationalStudent.com: Information and advice regarding preparation for your education as well as living and learning in the United States.

For more information about international study at UMBC, please visit our International Education Services Department.