Encouraging the enrollment of international students in the University, U.S. student enrollment in universities overseas, and the interchange of Minnesota and foreign university faculty is based on the enlightened self-interest of the University.”

– University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy on International Education

International Student InformationInternational Admissions

Welcome International Students

Visit the University's new Passport website for international students!

English language requirements

The TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of U.S. Citizenship status.

» Check our English language requirement.

Support, Resources, and News

Services, ESL classes, international student groups, and other help for international students at the U of M.

» Check our Resources for International Students

Meet Our Staff in Your Home Country!

Each year staff members travel throughout the world to meet in in person with students interested in attending the University of Minnesota.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

More Frequently Asked Questions
Download our International Fact Sheet.

Information from the Department of Homeland Security

How to Study in the States & How to Maintain Your Visa Status Visit Education USA’s Virtual Consulting Office

VISA Update

If you are concerned about how long it will take for you to get your visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State web site.

International Fact Sheet (PDF)