Information for Degree-Seeking International Students

International Student Application

Each semester the University of Mary Washington welcomes international students and scholars from over twenty countries around the world.  If you are interested in joining the UMW community as a degree-seeking undergraduate student, please visit UMW Admissions to begin the International Undergraduate Admissions process.

International Student Orientation

All international students are required to attend International Student Orientation, which is held at the beginning of each semester. Orientation dates and times can be found on your welcome letter. The orientation is designed to ease the transition to studying and living in the United States, and provides an opportunity to review immigration, academic, financial, and personal matters. The orientation also includes a tour of Fredericksburg and a shopping trip to pick up additional items you may need during your stay. International students are encouraged to participate in the UMW Orientation for New Students which covers more information to prepare you for the semester and includes a range of social activities.