International Students


International students are an integral part of the Friedman School experience. We welcome applicants from around the world to be a part of our community of future leaders in nutrition policy and nutrition science.  International students make up approximately ten percent of the total student population at the Friedman School representing a dozen countries.

English Requirement

In addition to meeting the standard admission requirements, applicants must possess a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 100 on the internet-based exam or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam.

Tufts International Center

International students at the Friedman School are served by the Tufts International Center located on the Somerville/Medford campus and may be reached at 617-627-3458. This center provides services to international students in the areas of visa application, visa renewal, and counseling on immigration matters. More information about the center may be found at their website.

Visit the International Center's web site

European Economic Area (EEA) Privacy Statement

If you are located in one of the countries that is a member of the European Economic Area when you provide us personal information, please review our EEA Privacy Statement for Students. That statement provides information about how we collect and use personal information subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as a description of the rights you have with regard to your personal information under the GDPR.

Living in Boston

Our home campuses of Boston and Medford/Somerville offer different opportunities for students. Boston is one of America's most cultural, stimulating, and livable cities. The American Revolution began in this area and the presence of over 60 distinguished universities and colleges maintain the tradition of openness to new ideas and differing lifestyles. Medford and Somerville provide a backdrop of tranquility, friendliness, and residential student life of a small-town college with Tufts' 150-acre campus sitting atop lush Walnut Hill overlooking the cities.

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