International Students

Nichols trains world-class leaders. Our dynamic, career-based education prepares you to succeed anywhere in the world. Whatever your nationality, we provide the real-world experience and training you need to launch a meaningful career.

International students are welcome to follow our normal application process. Additional information and requirements are provided below. 

We would enjoy talking to you about applying to Nichols. Feel free to contact Emily Reardon, our international admission counselor, at 508-213-2275 or Emily.Reardon@nichols.edu.

Everything You Need to Apply to Nichols:

  • Application
  • Proof of English Proficiency (see English Language Proficiency Requirements)
  • Official transcripts, translated and evaluated
  • Declaration of Finances or Notarized Affidavit of Support
  • Personal statement or essay
  • One academic letter of recommendation

Academic Scholarships

International students may qualify for a merit scholarship based upon academic achievement at their current or previous secondary or post-secondary institution. Merit scholarships are fully renewable as long as students maintain satisfactory progress. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and continue to be enrolled full-time while completing 12 credit hours or more per semester.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students must demonstrate at least one of the following.

  • Minimum TOEFL Score of 72 (ibt)
  • Minimum IELTs Score of 6
  • Minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 350
  • Graduation from an accredited, English speaking secondary school

Fast Facts:

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that all international students maintain full-time status. This means 12-19 credits per term in an undergraduate program, or 9 credits in a graduate program.
  • Massachusetts State law requires that students enrolled at 3/4 full-time enrollment (9 credits) participate in a qualifying student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage.
  • Letters of recommendation, essay, and transcripts must be submitted in English.
  • You cannot apply for a student visa until you have been accepted. Before you can start that process, we will ask for documentation that states you are able to meet financial expenses.
  • If you are admitted, you must pay a $1,000.00 deposit and submit an affidavit of financial support with official certification from your bank and a color copy of the identification page of your passport. Your student visa cannot be issued without these items. 
  • This College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

International Recruiting Partners: