International STEM Scholars Program

Our International STEM Scholar Program is an intensive 6-week graduate-level preparatory program designed to prepare you for enrolling in any English speaking Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math graduate-level program. As part of our STEM Scholars course, you will develop your academic writing, research, communication, and presentation skills while building the confidence necessary for success in graduate school.

Program Requirements

To apply for this program you must have:

  • A completed undergraduate degree
  • An intention to pursue STEM-related studies at a university or college
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 71 (internet) or 197 (computer)

Note that priority will be given to incoming Tufts M.S. students.

Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2021 (Online)  
Program Dates July 5 - August 13
Application Deadline June 1 *late applications accepted for additional fee
Payment Deadline June 15

Program Schedule

Program Costs

Application Fee - $75, collected at time of application

Tuition Deposit - $100, collected at the time of application
This deposit is deducted from the total tuition cost, but is not refundable if you choose to withdraw your application.

Online Students - $3,750
The all-inclusive fee includes tuition and access to Tufts online resources.

Refund Policy

If you choose to withdraw from the program between June 15 and the start of your program, we offer an 80% tuition refund.

Program Curriculum

In our International STEM Scholars Program, you will be part of a personalized online classroom environment where you can focus on learning the skills most important to you while engaging with classmates from across the globe. Your course work will be divided into three complementary parts: our Professional/Graduate Skills Course, Specialized STEM Workshop, and English Enhancement Tutoring.

Professional/Graduate Skills Course

Our Graduate Skills course will help you develop your academic note-taking, writing, research, communication, and presentation skills to prepare you for teamwork, discussions, debates, and other verbal interactions in English. As part of the class, you will learn to construct a graduate-level research paper and deliver a professional presentation.

STEM Workshop

Our STEM workshop will introduce you to different aspects of the STEM field through a guest speaker series and Q&A sessions. Additionally, you will gain insight into what is expected of STEM graduate students and how to prepare for your program. Workshop topics will include how to find campus resources, what to know about course selection, how to be a productive member of a study group or presentation group.

Language Tutoring

In our language tutoring sessions, you will meet with our language tutor to receive individual feedback on ways to strengthen your listening, pronunciation, and speaking skills. We tailor our instruction to meet your current skill set.