Welcome International Students


Click here to view the University's new "Passport" website for international students!

“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.”

Graduate Programs List

English language requirements - (TOEFL,MELAB, IELTS, etc.)
Transcript Translation Services

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

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. Use the link above to check our travel itinerary.


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?

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.