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International Undergraduate Admissions

UMR is immersed in the heart of one of the nation’s most health-focused communities. Students engage with medical professionals on a daily basis and graduate prepared to transform knowledge into discovery in the ever-changing world of health care.

For admission purposes, you are considered an international student if:

    • you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee, AND
    • you require a visa to study in the U.S. or you are currently on a temporary visa.

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 not apply as an international student. Admission information is available on the Undergraduate Admissions page.

UMR offers one major for incoming international high school students, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) degree to prepare international students for a variety of Pathways.

International Students may also participate in UMR's Early Assurance Nursing program.

International Student Representative:

Terry Whittum |

Before You Apply:

International Admitted Students

Review the International Student Application Checklist for more information on what you need to complete before you arrive on campus, as well as the following PDFs:

Financial Certification Statement

SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service with a custom application for UMR to ensure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. Access their application SpanTran Application - University of Minnesota Rochester.