A list of questions students often have about life in Maryland.  If you have a question that is not on this list, please contact info@studymaryland.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the traditional cost of living in Maryland?

The cost of living in Maryland for one academic year is around eighteen to twenty thousand dollars. However, if you plan on living with a roommate, that cost dramatically decreases.

What scholarships are available from Maryland colleges and universities?

Each university and college has their own set of scholarships.

Can I work while I am studying?

The majority of international students studying in the US will be using an F-1 student visa. F-1 visa regulations do not allow students to work off campus, but does allow for students to work part time on campus.

Which colleges or universities have intensive English Programs?

Which colleges have my major?

Search for you major at the university or college of your choice:

How do I apply?

These are the international admissions links for each of the universities and colleges:

What are the housing options?

Each college has their own apartments and dorms to choose from:

How safe is Maryland for students?

Safety is the number one concern for all Study Maryland institutions. Each campus has specific safety features available to serve their students. For more information, reach out to the institution of your choice.

Do I need a car?

It is optional to own a car. Maryland and the college or university of your choice will have public transportation that would take you wherever you would like to go.

What is the Maryland culture like?

Maryland has no one culture, but a mix of different types of lifestyles and communities. However, Maryland is known several things like seafood (specifically crabs) and its international population.