Welcome to UMass Boston!

Soon you’ll be on the exciting UMass Boston campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

Contact Your Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure that all your questions are answered and to ensure that you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below and contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Africa

China

Latin America

Middle East/<br/>North Africa

Middle East/
North Africa

North America

North Asia

Russia/</br>Central Asia

Russia/
Central Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Maryna

Tel:+380 97 159 06 09WhatsApp:+380 97 159 06 09Skype:mkyselova14Email Maryna

Chau (Vietnam)

Tel:+84 908.792.892WhatsApp:+84 908.792.892Skype:diemchau.dtEmail Chau

Shayan (Pakistan)

Tel:+923358220020WhatsApp:+923358220020Skype:shayanchawlaEmail Shayan

Shirin

Tel:+971.52.358.5215WhatsApp:+971.52.358.5215Skype:shirin_elchami_1Email Shirin

Suan (Korea)

Mobile:+82-10-4947-9065Kakao App:liliana67Email Suan

Abbie (North Asia, Exc. Korea)

Tel:+852 8481 0532WhatsApp:+852 8481 0532Email Abbie
Viraja

Viraja – South Asia (India)

WhatsApp:+91 7028090894Skype:+91 7028090894Tel:+91 7028090894Email Viraja

Fatima – South Asia (Pakistan)

WhatsApp:+92 317 414 8887Skype:fatyma.rTel:+92 317 414 8887Email Fatima
George

George – LATAM

WhatsApp:+57.301.521.6058Skype:georgelalcantaraTel:+57.301.521.6058Email George
Tomi

Tomi - Africa

WhatsApp:+234.703.414.1021Skype:Tomi AfilakaTel:+234.703.414.1021Email Tomi

Kelly – Central China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.159.018.06534Email Kelly

Vicky – North China

QQ:1925259247Tel:+86.135.2182.7910Email Vicky

Alice – South and West China

QQ:1196954619Tel:86 15928933132Email Alice

Saranya (SE Asia exc. Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+66.96.982.0007Skype:awesome.saranyaTel:+66.96.982.0007Email Saranya

Sonam

WhatsApp:+91.999.647.1494Skype:sonam.parashar3Tel:+91.999.647.1494Email Sonam

Unnati

WhatsApp:+91.972.501.2676Skype:+91.972.501.2676Tel:+91.972.501.2676Email Unnati

Jacob

WhatsApp:+1.857.529.7237Skype:Jacob MobergTel:+1.857.529.7237Email Jacob

Sakshi

WhatsApp:+91.995.351.0160Skype:arorasakshi187Tel:+91.995.351.0160Email Sakshi

Hoang

WhatsApp:+84.937.225.295Skype:hoangvtb1983Tel:+84.937.225.295Email Hoang

Annie - South China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.135.7055.0749Email Annie

Mark - East China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.158.0062.4575Email Mark

Lisha - North China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.183.1016.8200Email Lisha

Jane - West China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.159.2876.6884Email Jane

Complete Your Pre-Arrival Checklist

AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE ELECTRONIC COPY OF YOUR I-20, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS BEFORE BOOKING YOUR VISA APPOINTMENT:

  • Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  • Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth), and make sure that your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  • Prepare the documents that you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.

AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE ABOVE STEPS, YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR YOUR VISA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT REQUIRES AN INTERVIEW WITH THE U.S. EMBASSY AND SOMETIMES CAN TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS TO SCHEDULE.

  • Complete your visa application.
  • Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
  • Visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive and the documentation that you need to take with you.
  • Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and Embassy where you have scheduled your visa appointment.
  • Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

Other links that international students find useful:

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: TWO WEEKS BEFORE PROGRAM START DATE

Once you book your travel, visit umbinternationaldirect.org/arrival to enter your travel itinerary and confirm your free airport pickup if required. Airport transfer is available at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). These important details will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

PROGRAM START DATE

Program Name Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Undergraduate International Direct January 27, 2020 N/A TBD
Graduate International Direct January 27, 2020 May 26, 2020 TBD
ESL January 27, 2020 N/A TBD

MOVE-IN DATE

Program Name Spring 2020
Undergraduate International Direct January 22, 2020
ESL January 22, 2020

Students will pay tuition, health insurance and other expenses upon registration. Registration for courses will happen during Mandatory Orientation.

The Bursar’s Office issues online bills for tuition and fees and collects the payments to apply into the student accounts.

Payments Accepted by the Bursar’s office:
Check
Money Order
Debit/Credit Cars
Wire Transfer

BURSAR’S OFFICE
Campus Center, 4th Floor
Phone 617.287.5350
bursar@umb.edu
Fax 617.287.3923
www.umb.edu/bursar

Undergraduate Fees for Fall 2019

Graduate Fees for Fall 2019

Access your UMB Student Portal

Access UMB Student Portal

Undergraduate International Direct students ONLY: You will need to access your Student Portal in order to complete your required pre-arrival assessments. You should receive an email titled “Welcome to UMass Boston”.

NOTE: Undergraduate International Direct students should gain access to their portal 2-5 days after I-20 has been issued.

Please email us at studentservices@umbinternationaldirect.org if you do not receive your student portal email within the time lines listed above

Please see Student Portal access guide “here”

PLEASE FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FORMS:

Please access your Student Portal to upload your immunization forms and records.

Under the “Admission Status” tab, please follow the link for “Health Services”

UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: TWO WEEKS BEFORE PROGRAM START DATE

All first-year students are required to complete a pre-arrival math assessment and a writing assessment pre-arrival. These are very important to ensure that students are placed in the appropriate-level class.

To access both assessments:

  1. Log into your Student Portal
  2. Click the “Admission Status” tab
  3. Find the following links:
    1. Writing Assessment
    2. ALEKS Math Placement test

UNDERGRADUATE ONLY - DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: TWO WEEKS BEFORE PROGRAM START DATE

Please sign up for orientation by accessing your Student Portal.

Under the “Admission Status” tab please find the “Register for New Student Orientation” Option.

Register for new student oriantion

On-campus housing is available for International Direct and ESL students. Students need to access the Student Portal to submit their housing confirmation. Graduate students can utilize the resources below to secure off-campus housing.

Some good resources:

Please be sure to book short-term housing for when you first arrive if you are not able to move into your apartment/home immediately. Boston hotels are very strict about ages.

Most hotels in Boston will not permit a student under the age of 21 to check into a room without a parent/guardian (even if the student is over 18 and someone over 21 made the reservation) and virtually no hotel will allow someone under the age of 18 to check into a hotel alone (even if the parent made the reservation, or if a member of our staff is with them when they check in).

If you are 16-17  years old: Contact the International Guest House to see if they have vacancies and are able to accommodate you based on your age.

If you are 18-21 years old: Contact HI Boston Hotel to see if they have vacancies and are able to accommodate you based on your age. Information about their age restrictions.

Tab: Download and Login to Year.One App on Phone
Details within tab:

    1. Open your App store on your phone
    2. Search “Year.One”

Year One App first page

    1. Download Year.One app
    2. “Register” on application home page.

Register on Year One App

    1. Enter your “Deposit ID/Student ID”. For Undergraduate students – this number is located on your Conditional Offer Letter. For Postgraduate students – this number is located on the Post-Acceptance Letter. If you had trouble find this number, reach out to your Enrollment Advisor!

Register ID / Student ID

  1. After entering your Deposit ID/Student ID, you will be prompted to enter a User ID and new password. Write these down somewhere so you can log on in the future!

Helpful Resources

guide

Immigration Guide

This guide will help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in Boston.

checklist

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Check off everything on this list to ensure that you have completed all the steps before you arrive and bring everything you need to the UMass Boston campus.

schedule

Orientation Information

Here’s where you can find all orientation information. During orientation, you will receive a full campus tour, see the sights around Boston, and get to know your fellow international students!

schedule

Academic Calendar

Plan ahead! This calendar tells you when classes start and end, and when holidays and exams are happening.