International Students

The University of Minnesota is proud to be home to thousands of students from all over the world. The Twin Cities campus hosts more than 7,000 international students from more than 130 countries! The GPS Alliance offers information and services to assist international students in accomplishing their goals.

Prospective International Students

If you are considering applying to the University of Minnesota, check out the website Passport to the University of Minnesota where you can find answers to your questions about the University and the state of Minnesota. You can learn about all of the resources available to international students, read the blogs of current international students, or find links to our Facebook page.

Support for International Students

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), on the Twin Cities campus, has a staff of professionals trained to provide information and counseling to foreign nationals about academic, immigration, legal, career, financial, personal, and family matters, as well as issues of cross-cultural adjustment and professional integration upon returning home. You can set up an appointment to meet and discuss any of these topics. Also check out ISSS's many events and programs to help you improve your intercultural skills, meet other students, and learn about U.S. culture.

System Campuses

For information on services available to international students on other campuses: