UEWM is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The University of East-West Medicine welcomes foreign–student applications and is very fortunate to have many students from around the world joining our Master’s degree Program. We are committed to expanding our international student-body population and to providing full support to all students in order to ensure a smooth and rewarding academic journey for all. UEWM accepts foreign students and is approved under the Department of Homeland Security to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
UEWM is authorized to issue a Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 for F-1 (Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine). Foreign students must submit the following to verify that they have adequate resources to pay for their living expenses (tuition, food, lodging, books, travel, and incidentals) for the length of the program: 1) a signed Financial Certification Form from UEWM, 2) a Certificate of Account Balance from their (or, if applicable, their parents’ or their spouse’s) bank account, showing a minimum of $15,000 on deposit in U.S.-d ollar equivalents, or a notarized I-134 form (Affidavit of Support issued by the U.S. Immigration Office). Upon the receipt of their acceptance letter and other required legal documents, a student I-20 visa can be issued.
Foreign students must submit their official transcript(s). Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an official translation, and all foreign transcripts must be evaluated for degree, course by course and GPA by an U.S. based official evaluation organization that is NACES Certified. A list of current NACES members is available at http://www.naces.org/members.html.
Please contact the Admissions Office for more information on the evaluation of foreign transcripts.
Foreign applicants must also submit the following to the Admissions Office:
□ Application Form (Form is available online)
□ Non-refundable Application Fee for International Student: $100
□ Official Transcript(s)* (In your native language and, or English)
(Foreign transcripts need to be evaluated and submitted no later than the end of the first semester)*
□ Copy of Passport (Students with F-1 visa also submit: the copies of all Form I-20, Form I-94 and Visa)
□ Photo (Passport Photo Size for Student ID)
□ Current Resume
□ Two Letters of Recommendation (Form is available online) (No medical background is required for the writers)
□ 500 word Statement of Purpose to study TCM (Form is available online)
□ Certificate of Bank Statement indicating minimum balance of $15,000
□ Financial Support Certificate-Form is available online or Notarized Form I-134
□ Signed Student Enrollment Agreement Packet (when a student registers for classes)
□ Official TOEFL score (UEWM Inst. Code: 0256) or Official IELTS score
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS for ALL PROGRAMS:
An individual who:
(1) is not a citizen or national of, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in, the United States;
(2) does not provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that he or she is in the United States for other than temporary purposes with the intention of becoming a citizen of, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in, the United States; and
(3) is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands.
US Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents whose native language is not English and prior education was not conducted in English, an English proficiency Evaluation conducted by the University of East-West Medicine is required to enter all programs at UEWM.
International Applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admission to degree, certificate, and non-degree graduate programs. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
1.The applicant must have completed one of the following *:
- four years at a U.S. high school demonstrably delivered in English;
- at least two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate-or graduate-level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education;
- at least two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate-or graduate-level education demonstrably delivered in English;
- high school or two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate- or graduate-level education in an institution in one of the following countries or territories: American Samoa; Anguilla; Antigua & Barbuda;Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Botswana; British Virgin Islands;Cameroon; Canada (except Quebec); Cayman Islands; Christmas Island; CookIslands; Dominica; Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; The Gambia; Ghana;Gibraltar; Grenada; Guam; Guyana; Ireland; Isle of Man; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho;Liberia; Malawi; Montserrat; Namibia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norfolk Island;Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Pitcairn Islands; Sierra Leone; Singapore; SouthAfrica; South Sudan; St. Helena; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & theGrenadines; Swaziland; Tanzania; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands;United Kingdom; U.S. Virgin Islands; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
- In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used.
- The applicant must have completed one of the following assessments at the required level:
|ASSESSMENT TOOL||ACCEPTABLE |
|Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT)||Total: 61|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Format||Overall band: 6|
|Duolingo English Test||90|
|China Standard of English Language (CSE)||CSE 6|
|Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)||C|
|Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)||C|
|Common European Framework Reference (CEFR)||B2|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||250, C|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE), Academic||Overall: 45|
Effective: starting 3/21/2022.
English language competency must be required of all students seeking admission to the program. This may be demonstrated by one of the following means:
(a) The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate or graduate level, English-based education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. English must have been the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;
(b) For an applicant whose education is not received in the English language, the minimum English requirements (TOEFL iBT or IELTS) :
TOEFL iBT: total score – 61 or IELTS: overall band score 6
Upon arrival at UEWM, international students must provide the Designated School Official (DSO) with a copy of the I-20 form, I-94, visa, and passport. The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that all international students maintain a full-time program of study (at UEWM, at least 12 units), attend classes regularly, and maintain satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree or diploma objective.
Questions regarding visa status, accommodations, etc., should be directed to the Admissions Office.
Note: All admission documents become the property of the institution and will not be returned to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor his/ her own progress toward graduation and to take all appropriate required courses each trimester.