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International Admission

For admission purposes, you are considered an international student if: You are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, and you are on a temporary visa or require a visa to study in the United States.

Note: If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, or have dual citizenship and plan on entering the U.S. on your U.S. passport, you should apply using the Freshman or Transfer application for admission.

About the University of Minnesota

Visit for information for international prospective students, including:

U of M Overview

Academic Rankings

Twin Cities Location

Costs, Scholarships, and Visas for International Students

Visit us

Campus visit and appointment options

Find out when the U of M will be in your country!

Before you apply

English proficiency information for international students

Freshman admission requirements

Transfer admission requirements


Application for admission

Application deadlines

After you apply

Application checklist (See what materials need to be sent with your application)

Application Tracker (Find out what is happening with your application)

Admitted students

Next steps for admitted transfer students (Spring 2015)

Next steps for admitted freshmen (Fall 2015)

International Student and Scholar Services

Financial Certification Statement (online form)
Financial Certification Statement (PDF of form)
Financial Certification Statement for Residents of Manitoba (PDF of form)

Important announcements for students taking summer courses in China: information about transferable credits.

Please note: The University of Minnesota Twin Cities will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Friday, December 26, 2014. The University will reopen on Monday, December 29, 2014.

Need help finding something?

Office of Admissions, a Division of the Office of Undergraduate Education • 240 Williamson Hall • 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E. • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213 • P: 1-800-752-1000 • F: 612-626-1693