Bowdoin welcomes interest from international students. Nearly 10% of the student body either carries an international passport or hails from outside of the United States.
An international student is any applicant not holding American citizenship.
For international students, the application process is the same as for domestic, first-year applicants, with a few exceptions:
International students, if admitted to Bowdoin, are considered for Bowdoin institutional financial aid. International applicants should be advised, however, that competition for funding is intense as it is limited.
Applying for financial aid
Yes, Bowdoin is aware of a prospective student's family financial situation before rendering a decision on that student's admissions application.
International students -- those who are not US citizens or permanent residents -- often find that admission to American medical schools is extremely difficult. Some institutions, especially medical schools at state-run universities, do not consider international applicants at all. Private institutions may consider international students for admission, but may also require that international applicants place a significant portion of four years' tuition in escrow prior to medical school enrollment.
While Bowdoin welcomes international students to campus regardless of their post-college academic goals, admission to American medical schools poses a significant challenge to international students, especially those of limited means. Think carefully about your plans and expectations before deciding to enroll at Bowdoin.
We encourage students to use email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request information or application materials from Bowdoin.
It might also be helpful to connect with an admissions staff member responsible for your area.
More information about application procedures and the selection process can be found in the Applying to Bowdoin section of our website.
Yes. Learn more about the Bowdoin Host Family Program.