International STEM Scholars Program

Program will be offered online for summer 2020

Tufts Summer Institute for International STEM Scholars program will prepare you for graduate STEM programs by providing focused training in academic speaking and writing. During the six-week program, you will build skills to thrive in graduate school and the workplace. Additionally you will earn Tufts University credits through a special course taught by faculty from Tufts School of Engineering. 

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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 2020 Date
Program  Start Dates June 29 (Pre coursework may be assigned)
Program End Date August 7
Application Deadline June 15* late applications will be accepted for an additional fee. 
Payment Deadline June 25

Program Cost

Application Fee - $65, 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 - $6,000
The all-inclusive fee includes tuition for both courses and access to Tufts online resources. You will earn 3 graduate-level credits upon completion of the program.

Program Curriculum

English Language Course

Your specialized ESL course will help you develop and refine your language skills for teamwork, discussions, debates, and other verbal interactions.

Communications for Technical Professionals

In your course, you will learn to make conscious communications decisions, use the principles of effective written and oral communication, and tailor messages to workplace audiences. Throughout the course, you will practice the skills needed to create and give effective presentations. This course consists of 3 semester credit hours that can be applied toward the Tufts M.S. degree or transferred to another program.

Weekly Workshop

During the weekly workshop, you will meet with instructors from both courses to review key concepts and receive focused support in a more informal classroom setting.

Tutoring & E-learning Support

Should you need additional support, our program staff can arrange one-on-one office hours or tutoring where you can receive individual feedback to strengthen listening, note-taking, writing, and seminar presentation skills.