International Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any requirements for when I return to the U.S. from international travel?

Posted July 06, 2020

The CDC advises all travelers to stay home for 14 days following their return from international travel. Please stay at home for 14 days prior to coming to UMB premises. Read more.

I am an international student. How can I defer my admission to a future term?

Posted July 06, 2020

Please contact your school’s admissions office and inquire about the options for program deferral. Once you decide, please email so we can update our records. Read more.

I am a new international student admitted for fall 2020. Can I start my studies online?

Posted July 06, 2020

You are permitted to begin your studies online from outside the United States. Please contact your school or program to learn about their fall 2020 course plans and let OIS know if you decide to enroll online. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Research Stage 2 Delayed

Posted July 31, 2020

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, announced in a recent communication that the University would initiate Stage 1 for clinical and community-based human subjects research on July 20 and if all went well, we would initiate Stage 2 on Aug. 3. We are now operating in Stage 1. Read more.

Letter Regarding Reversal of ICE Policy on International Students

Posted July 15, 2020

It is with great relief that I bring you excellent news, not only for our international students, but for our entire community to which they so richly contribute. Yesterday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reversed a policy that would have forced international students to transfer or leave the country if their universities chose not to hold in-person classes due the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.

Letter regarding Stage 1 of Clinical and Community-Based Human Subjects Research

Posted July 14, 2020

Today, I am announcing the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) will enter Stage 1 of clinical and community-based human subjects research Monday, July 20, 2020. The Guidelines for Resuming Human Subjects Research can be found here. UMB announced the restart of this research June 25, 2020, at Stage 0, which involved planning and preparation for the gradual and deliberate restart of clinical and community-based research. Read more.

Additional Resources

Download UMB Approved Virtual Backgrounds

Posted June 23, 2020

Virtual backgrounds featuring scenes around UMB are available to use for Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Read more.

How To Make a Face Mask

Posted June 13, 2020

The COVID-19 DIY Masks initiative is a way for our communities to assist during these unprecedented times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued guidance approving the use of cloth masks in certain settings. Read more.

How To Support UMB COVID-19 Initiatives

Posted June 01, 2020

Gift support to address this substantial challenge is welcome and may be directed to any of the following purposes Read more.