International Students


The U of M classifies you as an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, or if you need a visa to study in the U.S. The Office of Admissions handles all applications for undergraduate admissions to the College of Design. Admission consideration of applicants is based on academic performance, academic preparation, and English proficiency (for non-native English speakers).

Prospective international students: For prospective international students who are interested in learning about and navigating the U of M.

Office of Admissions international student web page: For international freshmen and transfer students interested in applying for admission to an undergraduate degree program at the U of M.

Credit transfer information: It is important that you contact a College of Design advisor if you completed transfer coursework directly related to your major. Just because you completed credits related to your major doesn't mean those credits will transfer to meet requirements in your University of Minnesota major.

International student ambassadors: Check out their website and ask them questions!

International Student and Scholar Services: For prospective and current international students who need help accomplishing their goals at the U of M.

International Student Orientation Program (ISOP): The International Student Orientation Program is mandatory for all new international students. You must go through an Electronic Document Check BEFORE attending ISOP.

English proficiency: For students who are non-native speakers of English.

Global Excellence Scholarship: International students are automatically considered for the Global Excellence Scholarship based on an overall assessment of their admissions application. Students will be notified by mail if they are offered a scholarship.

Student Group Directory: For students who want to learn about the international organizations and activities at the U of M and across the Twin Cities.


International Graduate Student Overview

The Graduate School: International Student Information

Note: International graduate students apply directly through their prospective departments