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Description UMASS Boston - GSSP

  • Established: 1964
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Students age: from 18 years.
  • Number of students: 15989 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: state university.

The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is a public research university, the only public research university in Boston, and the third largest campus in the University of Massachusetts system.

UMass Boston is the third most diverse university in the United States, with international and out-of-state students making up a significant portion of the local community. The Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP) offers an alternative path to Boston University of Massachusetts for international students wishing to enroll in the UMass Boston undergraduate program. The Navitas GSSP undergraduate program offers a 2-3 semester format, which is equivalent to the first year of UMass Boston's undergraduate program. After successful completion of the GSSP, students move to the 2nd year of the undergraduate program.

The UMass Boston Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a 2 semester program designed for students who need or want additional support to gain access to the UMass Boston program.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in UMASS Boston - GSSP

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from 32 985 $ / year


  • The minimum level of English is iTEP 4.0.

The OHLA University Study Program allows international students to automatically enroll in multiple university programs throughout the United States.

A team of experts prepares students for university studies, guides students towards successful admission.

Undergraduate UMB Navitas GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English - $ 34323 / year.

Navitas GSSP Bachelor's Program: 3 semesters combine academic English, university courses. The first semester includes two academic courses plus 15 hours per week of academic English tuition through UMass Boston College of Advancing.

Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP: 3 Semesters with Academic English - $ 5158 / year. (+ additional costs UG GSSP)

Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Health Sciences from UMass Boston College of Health Sciences. While you study at the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP undergraduate degree, you will meet your general education requirements so that upon graduation from the USSB Boston Navitas GSSP you can focus on your specialty.

Graduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP

From communication to psychology, from economics to political sciences: UMass Boston offers a wide range of disciplines spanning the humanities, visual and social sciences. Most international students follow the standard 3 semester program.

from 7 214 $ / semester


The University English (ESL) program is designed to help you improve your language proficiency before you start studying at the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP. This full-time job is provided by UMass Boston for students who do not have the required English tests to directly participate in the undergraduate or graduate success program. This integrated program focuses on teaching university teaching skills, academic writing, and coursework based on content typical of a US university audience.

Accommodation, housing and food

As a student at UMass Boston Navitas GSSP, you can choose to live in the metropolitan area or one of the outlying areas of the city. UMass Boston Navitas GSSP maintains relationships with local housing developments, helping to find a safe and affordable place to live.

Housing associations offer a range of special housing conditions: reduced rates, conditions for deposits, furnished apartments. The closest residential complexes are the Harbor Point and Peninsula apartments. Harbor Point offers 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom townhouses. The peninsula offers studios, 1-3 room apartments. Both complexes are within a 5-10 minute walk from the campus.

Global Immersions, a partner homestay agency in Boston, offers homestays close to the UMass Boston campus. Accommodation includes accommodation with a host family, breakfast, dinner every day, furnished room, access to public transport.

  • Monthly homestay expenses in Boston are about $ 900 / month, may vary slightly depending on the location.
  • Application fee for Navitas students is $ 75.
  • Sharing an apartment with other students in Boston is the easiest and most cost effective way to rent.

Events UMASS Boston - GSSP

  • Activities, Leadership - Student Management helps you make the most of your time at UMass Boston by providing information on opportunities outside the classroom.
  • Student Organizations (RSOs) are student-funded clubs and organizations. As an undergraduate student, you can join any RSO or create an RSO covering your chosen area of interest. RSOs include an anime club, a business and marketing club, a cricket club, a fashion club, an information technology club, a jazz club, psychology, a sailing club, a student-athlete advisory board, and country-specific student associations.
  • The University of Massachusetts Boston Beacon Fitness Center is exclusively for UMass Boston students, alumni, staff and faculty, offering a friendly, healthy environment for people of all ability levels. All employees have professional training, can provide instructions on physical training, health.
  • The UMass Boston Navitas GSSP office sponsors several student events throughout the semester. The events allow you to meet classmates and alumni of UMass Boston Navitas GSSP, and get to know Boston. Several activities include: soccer tournament, talent show, whale watching, Halloween party, professional sporting events, dinner parties, and more.


  • Boston is ranked in the top 20 best universities in Massachusetts and is a major provider of academic programs in business, humanities, science and mathematics.
  • Students come from all over the world to study at UMass Boston in a vibrant, thriving city, social and commercial heart of the region.
  • The opportunity to study well-known, fully accredited programs at the College of Liberal Arts, College of Management, College of Science and Mathematics, opening many professional doors.
  • Recognized as a research university, UMass Boston is renowned nationwide for its excellence.
  • Study at the University of Massachusetts Boston in an exciting cosmopolitan city.
  • Small classes - more personal attention from the lecturers.
  • Access to comprehensive student support services covering all aspects of academic and non-academic life.

Equipment UMASS Boston - GSSP

  • The UMass Boston campus has state-of-the-art computer labs, wireless Internet access, all the facilities to stay in touch with your family and friends.
  • The Beacon Fitness Center offers the facilities of highly trained fitness professionals who can design a personalized program and help with any queries.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP - $ 1156/2 semesters
  • Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP - $ 1321/3 semesters
  • Master UMass Boston Navitas GSSP - 795 $ / 2 semesters
  • Medical insurance (required) - $ 2772 / g.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Certificate of secondary (complete) general education with an average score of 3.0 or higher
  • Certificate confirming knowledge of English - IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL IBT - 75.

Scholarships UMASS Boston - GSSP

  • The family scholarship is equivalent to 10% of the tuition fees of a single program with the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP partner institution only. The Family Scholarship applies when two or more students from the same family study at the UMass Navitas GSSP partner institution.
  • UMass Boston Navitas GSSP provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships each semester to undergraduate students at the GSSP. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to promoting intercultural understanding through active participation in the university community.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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