Frequently Asked Questions for International Applicants
This page provides answers to frequently asked questions and useful resources to help international students through the graduate admission process at Merrimack. If you need further assistance, please reach out to us at听graduate@merrimack.edu听or 978-837-3563.
Do you provide full funding?
No. We do not offer scholarships or fellowships that provide full funding.
All applicants are automatically reviewed for听 scholarships, depending on the strength of their application and the graduate program for which they are applying.听These awards typically cover around 10-15% of the price of tuition. It is dispersed evenly throughout the program and displayed in your admission letter.
In addition, some graduate programs offer听graduate fellowship听opportunities, which help to absorb the cost of tuition while providing valuable field experience.
All graduate students also have the option of obtaining听private loans听and/or enrolling in an听.
You can also check with听听to see if there are any grants you may be eligible for.
Do you offer fellowships or assistantships?
Yes.听Information about graduate scholarships and fellowships can be found听here.
What materials do I need to submit?
Application requirements for international applicants include:
- International Transcripts
- Proof of English Proficiency
- Copy of Passport
- Declaration of Finances
Detailed information on international application requirements and information on how to apply can be found听here.
Do I need to submit English language scores?
Yes. Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an academic degree in the U.S. must submit proof of English proficiency. This can be demonstrated in any of the following ways:
- Minimum听听score of 84 on internet-based test-iBT (with a minimum of 21 on the writing subset).
- Minimum听听score of 6.5 with no band below 6.
- Minimum听听Academic score of 56.
- Minimum听听CBT score of 1200.
- Minimum听听score of 110.
- 听can be taken anywhere using your computer and webcam and costs $49. It takes 45 minutes and your results are available within 48 hours.
Do I need to submit the Declaration of Finance (DOF) form?
Yes, once you鈥檝e been admitted. The Declaration of Finance Form听must be accompanied by a current notarized bank letter (no older than 3 months) showing proof of funding for the first year of studies/living expenses.
This can be proven by:
- Demonstrating that your personal funds meet the required dollar amount.
- Showing you have a sponsor with the adequate funds to meet the required dollar amount.
- Taking out a loan in your home country to cover the required dollar amount.
Do I need to submit a credential evaluation?
Yes.听An official course-by-course evaluation of your academic credentials is required if you attended an institution of higher education outside of the United States. You may use any听. Either听听(WES) and听听(ECE) are recommended. The evaluation must be issued and sent directly to 成人福利视频 Graduate Admission. If electronic delivery is available, please have it sent to听graduate@merrimack.edu.
Our address is:
Graduate Admission, A-22
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845
I鈥檝e been admitted! Are there any special steps I need to complete before enrolling?
Yes.听Please refer to this听helpful checklist of extra requirements you will need to complete as an international student to get ready for a successful arrival at Merrimack.
Be sure to also review this overview of听next-steps and important information for all accepted graduate students.听
Additional resources for incoming international students are available听.
Congratulations on your acceptance. We are excited to welcome you!