3 Best Online American Universities For Foreign Students

Online learning is one of biggest technological innovations that is gradually transforming how we access higher education worldwide. A student in Zimbabwe can now enroll in an American university and graduate without setting foot in America because of online learning.

Even an employed professional can access university lectures from the “comfort” of their workplace as long as there is an internet connection. Mothers can balance both childcare and tertiary education in the comfort of their homes.

Here are our 3 Best Online American Universities that allow students to study and graduate remotely.

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1. UMasssOnline

University of Massachusetts, UMass, offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programs completely online.

Who is eligible to apply to UMassOnline

UMassOnline is one of the best learning options for people who are too occupied to physically attend university, such as:

  • working professionals
  • stay-at-home parents
  • people with disabilities
  • international students in foreign countries.

Any applicant with a high school diploma or A-level qualification or its equivalent is eligible to register for undergraduate degree programs. For graduate degree programs (postgraduate) the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree. Massachusetts residency is not a requirement.


UMassOnline campuses

Boasting of five campuses throughout the state, The University of Massachusetts welcomes all international students, either as regular students or online students. The UMass campuses are:

How online studying is performed at UMassOnline

You can study from anywhere, which means you are not required to travel to the campus. An online student has the same access to the UMass instructors as do those physically on campus.

The courses will include exercises, projects, collaborative assignments, tutorials and courses all offered through audio lectures, photo materials, discussions, chat rooms, readings, illustrations, and video.

Tuition and fees

Tution and fees vary according to the campus and the type of program you enroll for. However,

  • noncredit and undergraduate courses range from $125-$1980
  • graduate-level (postgraduate) courses range from $1230-$2250.

For more information, visit their website

2. University of Florida

The University of Florida offers more than 300 online bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Though UF Online has slightly reduced tuition and fees, a UF Online student is awarded the same UF degree as a campus student.


University of Florida admissions

UFOnline is best suited for international students because the majority of their degrees require no campus visits and can be earned from anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection. UFOnline has three start times a year for all their online courses. You pick the one that works best for you when you apply. The start times are:

  • Fall programs start in August, with an application deadline in May.
  • Spring programs start in January, with an application deadline in September.
  • Summer programs start in May, with an application deadline in February.

To learn more about the University of Florida admissions process, click here.

Tution and fees

Click to view UF Online tuition and fees.

3. New Mexico State University

NMSU Online is one of the best options for students who are not able to gain an educational qualification the conventional way.

NMSU Online offers 100% online and flexible undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, and courses within the NMSU system.

Click here to apply to NMSU Online.


Sydney Chako

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Sytech Learning Academy. From Junior Secondary School to Tertiary Level Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science.

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