Information for International Students

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Welcome to Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Thank you for visiting our USA travel and visa student request page. If you are an international student who would like to study in the USA, the Aviation Institute of Maintenance offers various Airframe & Powerplant programs. The Aviation Institute of Maintenance is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves our training programs.

International Admissions Requirements

International applicants must meet all of the general admissions requirements listed above. In addition, they must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must provide verification of English language proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements:
    • Minimum TOEFL Paper and Pencil test score of 480
    • Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 55
    • Minimum IELTS score of 5.5
    • Minimum Pearson PTE score of 42
    • Both a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 and a minimum Standard Assessment of Functional English (SAFE) Exam score of 15 out of 20
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to meet tuition and other financial obligations or the ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.
  • Applicants must obtain the proper visa.

The FAA requirement for successful A&P certification mandates the candidate read, write, and speak in the English language. Not all campuses are accepting international students at this time. Please see individual campus for details.

  • Proof of successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the United States. Verification of International Diplomas and/or Certificates is accomplished using a corporate-approved credential translation and evaluation service.

  • Valid passport with an expiration date at least 6 months past the course completion date.

  • Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.
  • AIM international applicants are reminded that the FAA requirement for successful A&P certification mandates the candidate read, write and speak in the English language.

    Students abroad who wish to study at our aviation maintenance school in the USA are encouraged to contact us through the student request form on this page. Additional information and instructions will be provided for you upon request. We have knowledgeable admissions representatives who may be able to answer questions about study, international student visa and travel in the USA.

    Please provide as many details as possible so we can help you reach your goals and process your request faster.

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    Aviation Institute of Maintenance

    Attn: AIM International
    4455 South Boulevard
    Suite 210
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
    Tel. +001-757-490-3151

    For U.S. citizen inquiries please visit our main webpage form to request information.

    Additional information to study in the USA can be found here:

    This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

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