International Students

Welcome to the Global University

International students thrive at the University of Michigan. At both the undergraduate and graduate level, they come from 127 countries, representing a highly diverse global community.  More than one-third of our international students are undergraduates.

Here, you will find an unmatched combination of excellence and opportunities in nearly 250 undergraduate degree programs, faculty with national and international reputations for excellence in teaching and research, impressive facilities for every academic endeavor, and a safe place to live and learn in one of the best college towns in America. It all adds up to one of the most recognized degrees in the world.

In many ways, the campus of the University of Michigan is global in nature. In addition to an outstanding commitment to diversity—a commitment to broaden the spectrum of learning from multiple cultural perspectives—aspects of our global perspectives can be seen on many fronts: from visiting diplomats and international scholars to special features like the Global Scholars Program that brings international students together with domestic students to live and learn together. Through collaboration, research, and study, you will be part of a dynamic, cosmopolitan campus environment.

Please note that University admissions policies require that students with F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2 and G-series visas have enough resources to meet their expenses throughout their stay at U-M. Students with these visas are not eligible for federal student aid. However, some non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for need-based financial aid programs. For details, see the Office of Financial Aid website