International Student Information
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
- How do I get an entry visa?
- When should I arrive?
- What are my temporary housing options?
- What are my off-campus housing options?
- What do I need to do with my visa if I'm studying in the U.S. currently?
- What are my transportation options to the university?
- What is "Document Check"?
- Confused about your orientations?
- Why can't I register for classes?
- What do I need to do with my Immunization Record?
- How do I update my "Current Mailing Address" on the One Stop website?
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
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.