More than 2,700 international graduate students across 190 fields study at the University of Minnesota every year.
Embracing students and scholars from the international community is critical to achieving our goal of developing the next generation of leaders, innovators, and researchers. Together, we will fuel the advancements of our fields, our industries, and our society.
When you’re ready to apply for admission to the University of Minnesota, make sure you have all of the correct forms, documents, and certifications.
- Why Study at the University of Minnesota?
- Application Instructions
- English Language Proficiency
- Transcripts & Credentials
Congratulations on your admission to the University of Minnesota! To ensure that your travel and arrival experience is as seamless as possible, be sure to complete the following steps:
- Request Your Visa Document
- View Your Pre-arrival Information
- Complete the International Student Preparation Course
- Pay the SEVIS Fee
- Schedule Your Visa Interview
- Official Transcripts & Credentials: Requirements for Admitted Students
Resources for International Students
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is dedicated to serving the University of Minnesota’s international community. Its primary mission is to assist international students and scholars in successfully accomplishing the goals that brought them to the university by using all available resources.
Minnesota English Language Program
The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) offers English as a Second Language courses for admitted students who want to improve their English language skills as well as an Intensive English Program for students preparing to apply for admission to a university or college, or for those preparing to take an English proficiency exam.
International TA Program
The International TA Program offers courses and individual consultations to international graduate students who seek professional development in their teaching and use of English in the U.S. cultural context.
Minnesota International Student Association (MISA)
MISA is an organization of over 4,000 U.S. and international students that represents the interests of international students and promotes cultural awareness and understanding on the university campus and surrounding community.
The Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS)
The Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS) provides a place for international graduate and professional students to advocate their voices about their academic, professional, and social development. The group organizes events tailored specifically to benefit the international student community at the University, while allowing international students to form ties with domestic students.
Global Programs & Strategy (GPS) Alliance
The GPS Alliance is the central, coordinating international office for the University of Minnesota system. It focuses on international services for faculty on all campuses, academic exchanges with institutions around the world, and funding information for graduate study and research abroad.