International Students

Nichols trains world-class leaders. Our dynamic, career-based education prepares you to succeed anywhere on the globe. 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, with some additional documentation required. Learn more below and apply today.

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

Everything You Need to Apply to Nichols:

  • Application
  • Copy of passport
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if available
  • Official transcripts, translated and evaluated
  • Declaration of Finances or Notarized Affidavit of Support
  • Student visa/eligibility
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement or essay
  • One academic letter of recommendation

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Minimum TOEFL Score of 80 (ibt)
  • Minimum IELTs Score of 6
  • Minimum SAT verbal score of 350
  • Discretion of Head Admissions Officer

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.
  • To enroll, international students must be able to read, speak, and write English fluently. Proficiency may be met by one of the following: achieving scores of 213 (computer) /550 (written) or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), study at an approved English language school, acceptable scores on either the SAT or the ACT tests, or other methods that document fluency.
  • Information on TOEFL test dates and locations is available here. TOEFL should be taken within one year of enrollment.
  • Nichols has a partnership with the EC Boston in Boston, Massachusetts, to help our English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • The application fee of $25 may be paid with an international money order or bank draft. This fee is waived when you apply online.
  • 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 $4,500.00 deposit and submit an affidavit of financial support with official certification from your bank. Your student visa cannot be issued without these items.
  • This College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.