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The Albert Einstein College of Medicine will accept applications from international students.

Students who have earned baccalaureate degrees outside the U.S. or Canada are required to complete at least one year of formal coursework in the sciences (about 30 credit hours) in an accredited American college or university prior to making application to the College of Medicine. It is recommended that such students also take courses in English if it is not the student’s first language.  Please peruse the Competency Based Admissions (CBA) approach that Einstein uses for holistic review:  https://einsteinmed.edu/education/md-program/admissions/application-procedure/course-requirements.aspx 

All students, including international students, must take the MCATs no later than September of the year preceding matriculation.  

Over the last few years, there have been a handful of international students, and DACA students enrolled in each class. The academic and non-cognitive standards for acceptance for both international students and U.S. citizens or permanent residents are the same.

Individuals whose studies abroad did not lead to a baccalaureate degree are required to complete an undergraduate degree-granting course of study in the U.S. prior to application.

Although international students and DACA students are ineligible for U.S. Federal student loans, they are eligible for the Einstein Scholarship and College Loan Funds.  Information about financial aid can be found at:  https://einsteinmed.edu/education/md-program/financial-aid/how-to-apply/ 

Accepted, non-Canadian international students must make an upfront deposit of funds to the College of Medicine no later than July 15 to cover estimated tuition for the first two years of medical school, or forfeit their place in the class. Canadian students must deposit their first year's half-tuition by July 15.

Applicants who are presently medical students outside the U.S. and who wish to apply for transfer should peruse the AAMC's Medical School Admissions Requirement website. Albert Einstein College of Medicine does not accept transfer students.

If you have specific questions regarding immigration matters or citizenship status, please visit our International Students and Scholars Office.


The official Einstein policy document can be found here. 

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