The University of Southern Maine, with campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston in the U.S. state of Maine, is a public university dedicated to providing its students with high-quality, accessible, and affordable education. USM upholds the principles of academic freedom and encourages diversity in all aspects of campus life and academic work. The university is committed to sustainable development, environmental awareness, and community engagement.
Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members nurture future leaders in various fields, including the arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and human services, education, business, law, and public service.
USM has consistently been recognized as offering one of the best quality-to-cost ratios in Maine. It stands out as one of the top universities in the United States and the region, offering over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Host University: University of Southern Maine
- Host Country: USA
- Study Level: Graduate Level
- Scholarship Type: Partial Funding
- Scholarship Worth: Please refer to the details below
- Eligible Countries: International Students
- Subjects: All Subjects
- Application Deadline: The Scholarship is currently open
Graduate Assistantships are now available for international students in all fields, providing them with the opportunity to pursue their graduate studies at the University of Southern Maine.
Successful candidates will be awarded a graduate assistantship in the University of Southern Maine’s Applied Graduate Program.
To be considered for selection, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled in at least 6 course credits during the semester(s) in which they will be working as MSc and CAS students.
- Enrolled in the MSc GRS 602 or PhD GRS 701 course.
- Have a certificate of satisfactory progress from their degree courses.
Candidates must first complete an application for the specific graduate degree course they are interested in pursuing through the university’s application portal or on the Common Application portal. When registering for the assistantship, applicants should indicate their preference in question 16 of the graduate application.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents to the university:
- International College Transcript Evaluation
- Statement of Finances
- Letters of Recommendation
- Current Resume
- Official Transcripts
- Essay or Statement of Purpose
Researchers are enrolled in an advanced degree course, and students are fully committed to a graduate degree program.
For international students and those whose first language is not English, IELTS and TOEFL scores are required. The minimum language proficiency scores are as follows:
- TOEFL IBT – 79
- TOEFL PBT – 550
- IELTS – 6.5
- TOEFL CBT – 213
For more details, please visit the official website: University of Southern Maine International Funding