Apply - International Students
International students currently in the U.S. submit a copy of their visa and I-94 with the application. All other international students are required to obtain an F-1 Visa in order to participate. Upon arrival, this documentation will be verified by the University.
How to Apply
The International Application has 6 components. International students currently in the U.S., should enter the required information and submit a copy of their visa and I-94 with the application. Permanent residents need to submit a copy of their permanent residency card with the application.
- Application: Click here
- Recommendation: Click here
- Transcript: Click here
- Provide a certified English translation of your official high school transcript.
- TOEFL Scores: click here
- Financial Documentation: click here
- Copy of Passport
As a parent I am very pleased with our decision to send our daughter to the Young Scholars Program and also very pleased that we chose the University of Maryland. Thanks to all! YSP parent
International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. This requirement is waived for students whose first language is English.
- Paper Based TOEFL (PGT) minimum score of 575.
- Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 100.
- International English Language Testing System score of 7.
Those international applicants who must obtain an F-1 student visa to participate in this program are required to submit a Certification of Finances, including bank statements that demonstrate sufficient funds to cover program expenses.
- Certification of sufficient funds - exclusive of travel costs - to cover program tuition and fees, books and supplies, and all living expenses necessary for participation.
- Submission of bank statements from a parent or guardian must also include a financial affidavit stating that the student is being supported by the person named on the financial statement.
- International applications accepted February 13 - May 1, 2013.
- Upon admission, the Confirmation of Admission process must be completed no later than May 20, 2013.
Program admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability. Early applicants are more likely to receive their first course selection and be guaranteed accommodations.
I was glad my son had the opportunity to participate in the Young Scholars Program. It gave him a glimpse of college life while also earning college credits. He enjoyed the experience! YSP parent
International students applying to the Young Scholars Program must:
- Be a current high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.
- Have an academic average of 3.25 or better.
- Demonstrate maturity, self-discipline, motivation, and a desire to succeed.
- Be willing and available to attend the entire three-week program, including the program’s orientation date.
- Students must attend the program in its entirety.
- Students are not permitted to miss any class time, including arriving late and/or leaving early, as this will cause serious academic jeopardy.
Acceptance into the Young Scholars Program does not guarantee admission into a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland.
My daughter enjoyed the experience. By the third week she was in the college-campus flow-of-things and expressed how really different it was. She became very independent. This was a successful experience for her and for parents too! YSP parent
Accepted students are notified via e-mail approximately 10 days after their file is complete. The file is complete when all 6 components of the application have been received. Files are reviewed and admission made on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Reminder notices regarding missing items are sent to the e-mail address provided on the application form. However, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure that all materials are sent and received. To inquire about the status of your application, please click here.
My son had a great experience. Enjoyed the class and made a lot of new friends. He really enjoyed everything University of Maryland had to offer. My son has decided he wants to go to the University of Maryland for college after his great experience with the Young Scholars Program. YSP parent
International students who receive an offer of admission into the Young Scholars Program must submit the Confirmation of Admission by the posted deadlines.
- For complete information, click here.
Upon Confirmation of Admission, the University issues the documentation necessary towards completing the F-1 visa process.
- The documentation will be sent via priority mail to the address provided on your program application.
- The University provides a checklist to help you with the visa process. For complete information, including location of U.S. embassies and visa applications fees, click here.
The experience was great. Good job exposing students to benefits of a topnotch school. YSP parent
International students must have health insurance to participate in this program. Upon arrival, you will be asked to provide program staff with a copy the coverage as outlined below.
- Medical benefits of at least $50,000 for each accident or illness
- Deductible is limited to $500 per accident or illness
- Repatriation coverage of at least $7,500
- Medical evacuation coverage of at least $10,000
- Waiting period for pre-existing conditions must be reasonable
The University is required to verify that you have the necessary documents to participate in the Young Scholars Program. Staff will make copies of the following within 1 day of your arrival to campus:
- Information Verification Form (will be provided)
- A copy of Your passport
- A copy of Your I-94 stamped F-1 D/S – Duration of Status
- A copy of Your Original Certificate of Eligibility (I-17 or I-20)
The University is required to check these documents to confirm your status in the United States.
Student Identification Number
Upon submitting the application, international students are assigned a random University number called ‘SID’. You’ll need this information to confirm your offer of admission. To obtain this number, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org