Our Staff

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

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Connect with the China Office

Our staff in Beijing is happy to answer your questions about life at the University of Minnesota and connect you with other Chinese students.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 86-10-8532 4068

Next Steps

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to apply?

You will need to self-report your high school courses and grades, as well as your English proficiency test score, and pay the $55 application fee. ACT/SAT scores are not required.

Get started on the Admissions website.

What are the English proficiency requirements?

Review the required test scores. If you have a unique situation, please contact the Office of Admissions.

I have a question about an application in progress.

Please contact the Office of Admissions

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.

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 16 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.

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.

Do you offer the program I’m interested in?

We offer 150+ undergraduate majors. Explore your options at majors.umn.edu.

I'm interested in a graduate program.

We're glad you're considering the University of Minnesota! You can learn more about graduate programs on the Graduate School website.

Do I need to work with an agent? Will it help my application to work with an agent?

Working with an agent will not affect your chances of admission.

I’ve been admitted. Now what?

Congratulations! Check for upcoming events and hear from current students on the Admitted Student section of our website.

Make sure to confirm your enrollment to reserve your spot in the incoming class.

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

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