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International Students

Why Study at Massachusetts Bay Community College?

  • High quality education at an affordable price.
  • Ranked as the Number 1 community college in Massachusetts by the Brookings Institute.
  • Guaranteed transfer to the University of Massachusetts or any Massachusetts State University, and transfer agreements with many private colleges and universities.
  • MassBay graduates have also transferred to Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, Tufts University, Wellesley College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and many more private institutions.
  • More than 70 Degree and Certificate Programs.
  • Located eight miles from Boston, accessible by public transportation.
  • ESL classes and free tutoring in any subject.

International Student Application

I would like to apply to Massachusetts Bay Community College. I am a:

Housing Resources for International Students

Massachusetts Bay Community College does not offer on-campus housing. Our students live throughout metropolitan Boston and many come to campus via public transportation.

MassBay students are eligible to apply for dormitory housing at Framingham State University. MassBay students live with host families, share apartments with other students, or rent apartments in the Boston area. Here are some Housing Resources.

Jobs for International Students

Students studying on an F1 visa have limited opportunities for employment and should not plan to rely on income from work during their first year at MassBay.  Information is available at