Each summer, Tufts welcomes visiting Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, and Adult Students from across the country and around the world. Summer enrollment at Tufts is a great way to earn University credits to make good use of your Summer or get a head start on your next career.
Tufts Summer Session offers 170+ courses, from Comp Sci to Poli Sci, from Artificial Intelligence to Public Speaking, and Organic Chemistry to Nutrition. Our offerings currently include courses from the following Schools:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that all non-U.S. citizens who intend to study in the United States obtain student visas before enrolling.
Tufts University will issue the I-20 or DS-2019 document needed to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visas if your application is received in time. See the International Student Calendar for details. It will take a minimum of two weeks for Tufts Summer Session to process these documents. Therefore, we recommend submitting the required information (below) by no later than:
Tufts University recommends that students leave as much time as possible to obtain their student visas from the U.S. embassies or consulates in their home countries. It is recommended that students contact the U.S. embassy or consulate closest to them for specific information on the length of time required to obtain a student visa.
If you currently hold an F-1 or J-1 visa from another institution and plan to transfer to Tufts sponsorship, please download and complete the Tufts International Center Transfer Form. Return this form to Summer at Tufts.
If you are an international student applying for F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship from Tufts, you are required to:
Upon meeting academic and financial documentation requirements to verify eligibility to study in the U.S. on a student visa, Tufts Summer Session will provide applicants with an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, that is needed for acquisition of an eligible study visa.
Delivery of the I-20 form will be conducted through University Express Mail Services (UEMS), a secure express service for delivery of important documents between you and Tufts using reliable shipping companies. International students must create an account to be able to receive important documents from Tufts University.
After account creation, follow system prompts to set up delivery of important documents from Tufts Summer Session to you. Be sure that you select "Tufts Summer Session" when setting up the delivery. Other programs at Tufts University use UEMS, and an error in UEMS will cause delay or result in a possible loss of the opportunity to study at Tufts.
Payment for shipping through the UEMS service is the responsibility of the applicant. Options exist for payment, which include credit card, PayPal, or wire transfer.
If you are planning on continuing your studies at Tufts University after the summer, contact the Tufts International Center for more details.
Tufts International Center
20 Sawyer Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
If you need help, contact Tufts Student Services at 617-841-6247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment (in full or deposit) for your summer tuition, residence hall, and other charges are due upon enrollment. You will receive notice of your charges via email and instructions on how to pay the balance if needed. You won't be guaranteed a spot in class until your tuition has been paid in full. If you do not pay your tuition by the first day of the term, you may be unenrolled.
Please see here Billing & Payment for additional information.
An interview with a Tufts International Student Advisor is required. You will be emailed instructions on how to meet the designated contact person. Failure to complete this step will result in immediate withdrawal from your course(s). This will invalidate your visa, putting your stay in the U.S. at risk
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.