We welcome international students to apply to the University of Maine at Farmington. There is still time to apply and now you can apply for FREE. Yes, FREE.

International students are admitted for the fall term (which usually begins late August or early September). We encourage you to apply well ahead of the deadline of May 1. Please note that all required supporting documents must be submitted by this application deadline.

Applicant Information for International Students

Please read all the application information carefully. Your application will be reviewed for fall enrollment once all the materials listed below are received.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at umfadmit@maine.edu


1. Complete the Standard Application and the International Student Data Form* (see link), and essay.
Our application fee is $40 (non-refundable) payable to The University of Maine at Farmington. UMF also takes applications through the Common Application and the University of Maine System. International students presently attending a college or university may apply as a transfer student to the University of Maine Farmington.

*Please note: The International Student Data Form and required supporting documents listed on the form must be sent directly to the University of Maine at Farmington’s Office of Admission.

2. Submit your official Transcripts/educational records.
If transcripts are not in English, please submit your transcripts to the World Educational Services (WES). WES will evaluate your credits from non-U.S. institutions and provide a certified English translation. Visit World Educational Services.org for more information and fee information.

(Note: If possible, Transfer Students — those transferring from one university to another — should submit information relating to credits and individual course content.)

3. If you are currently attending (or if you last attended a U.S. college), please submit the Transfer Student Recommendation Form — completed and signed by your international student advisor at the college located in the United States.

4. Essay.
Write an essay (this may be submitted on a separate sheet of paper).

5. Financial Documentation.
The University of Maine at Farmington requires that you have an official bank letter(s) mailed to the Office of Admission. This letter must show your ability to finance your education.

6. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Request that your TOEFL scores be sent directly to the University of Maine at Farmington Office of Admission Office. Visit ETS.org for official testing information and score requests. Minimum 79 Internet / 550 paper, IELTS 6.0.

The University of Maine at Farmington CEEB Code is 3506.

(Optional) Request that any other test results be sent to the University of Maine at Farmington Office of Admission.

Mail the above items to:

Application Processing Center
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, Maine USA 04402-0412

Your application will be reviewed only if all above listed information has been received by the deadline.


Estimated Annual Expenses

(U.S. Dollars – Academic year 2013-2014)

International Students Canadian Students
Tuition $17,440 $12,544
Mandatory Fees $815 $815
UMF Room and Board $8,674 $8,674
Mandatory UMF Student Health Insurance $1,859 $1,859
Health Ctr Fee (8 visits) $80 $80
Books and Supplies $840 $840
Personal $2,750 $2,750
TOTAL per year $32,458 $27,562

Financial Assistance

UMF International Student Scholarship
The University of Maine at Farmington awards a limited number of merit-based scholarships to outstanding new, incoming first-year undergraduate international students.

The award is valued at a total of $36,000 over four years (eight semesters) and awarded each year in the amount of $9,000 per year ($4,500 per semester).

Criteria used in awarding the scholarship include, but are not limited to, academic interests and ability, special talents (excluding athletic ability)*, geographic origin, and ethnicity.

* As a member of NCAA Division III, UMF is not permitted to consider athletic skill in awarding any kind of financial assistance.

The scholarship is renewable for up to a total of four years (eight semesters) of study at the University of Maine at Farmington, provided renewal requirements (including maintaining F-1 visa status, residency on campus and enrollment in 12 credit hours per semester) are met. International students are responsible for covering additional expenses and fees using their own resources.

For details on the UMF International Student Scholarship, click here (pdf)

On-campus Employment

International students are eligible to apply for on campus employment and work up to 20 hours per week. The University of Maine at Farmington cannot guarantee the availability of on-campus jobs. Tuition costs are for full-time student enrolled in 16 credits per academic semester.


Additional Information

Health Insurance: All international students (including Canadian students) are required to pay a UMF Health Center Fee and to purchase Mandatory UMF Student Health Insurance. In lieu of the Mandatory UMF Student Health Insurance fee, a student may provide proof of other coverage and have the Mandatory UMF Student Health Insurance fee waived.

Immunizations: The state of Maine requires all college students born after 1956 to furnish proof of immunization against measles, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria. Proof of immunization must be on file with the UMF Student Health Center prior to finalization of registration.

Please send this information as soon as possible to:

UMF Student Health Center
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938

On-Campus Housing: is guaranteed, provided you return your housing application and license by the required deadlines.

Transportation is available through the University of Maine Farmington to and from the Portland Jetport and Portland bus stations (an hour and a half drive from campus) at the beginning of the fall and end of the spring semesters. Transportation to and from the bus station in Augusta is available during official closures of the residence halls.

Please note: Aside from what is mentioned above, there is no public transportation to and from Farmington. The University cannot assume responsibility for transportation problems.

Contact Us

We welcome your questions and look forward to hearing from you.

Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
tel 207-778-7050
fax 207-778-8182
TDD/TTY 207-778-7275
umfadmit@maine.edu

If a visit to campus is in your plans, please let us know; we will be happy to make the arrangements for you. Please let us know two weeks in advance of when you wish to visit.