Congratulations on your admission to the University of Minnesota! We’re honored that you’re considering UMN and want to help you make the best decision for your future. Please let us know if you have any questions at [email protected].

Chelsea Keeney

Chelsea Keeney

Interim Director of International Student Recruitment

Sarah Krueger

Sarah Krueger

Assistant Director of Sponsored Students

Fran Liu

Fran Liu

China Office Director

Next Steps

Reserve your spot in the incoming class today.

Hear from Current Students

The International Student Ambassadors are sharing their experiences to help you feel prepared for life at the University of Minnesota. Have a question you want a current student to answer? Email [email protected].


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes, all international students are automatically considered for the Global Excellence Scholarship. International Student and Scholar Services also offers a variety of need-based scholarships, which require a separate application. Learn more on our Costs & Scholarships page.

You will learn if you have been granted a scholarship by March 31 at the latest, which will give you ample time before our May 15 confirmation deadline.

What kind of career opportunities are there?

Our location in the Twin Cities means there are all kinds of internship and career opportunities. We have 15 Fortune 500 companies in the metro area. Under the Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training programs, you can work in the U.S. in a job directly related to your major area of study either while in school or after graduating.

Each college at the University of Minnesota has its own Career Center, and the University also has an International Careers Consultant who offers specialized resources for international students.

We also encourage you to apply for an on-campus job. Not only will this bring you some pocket money, but it will help you build your resume or CV with a practical employment experience. Please note that there are limitations on how many hours international students can work while classes are in session. 

How can I get involved in research?

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program provides students from every college, major, and discipline the opportunity to partner with a faculty member on research on creative projects. You can find a faculty member you might be interested in working with at experts.umn.edu.

Questions about your visa status, I-20s, orientation, arrival time, or another admitted student issue?

Once you have confirmed your enrollment, pease email International Student and Scholar Services at [email protected].