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:
- A completed Application Form with two passport-size photos.
- A one-time $100, non-refundable application fee.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- The UEWM Financial Certification form.
- A Certificate of Account Balance, or a notarized I-134 form.
- A Statement of Purpose.
- An official transcript from every college attended, accompanied by an evaluation.
- Other legal documents.
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, speaking score –20, listening score – 17 or IELTS: overall band score 6, speaking score –6.5, listening score – 6
(c)For programs taught in Chinese or Korean, the student must score a total score of at least 45 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) including a minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15, or an overall band score of level 5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam; For more details on the TOEFL exam visit http://www.ets.org/toefl.
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.