Exploring U-M’s Opportunities Around the World


International Students

Welcome! Thank you for considering the University of Michigan for your international experience.

The U-Michigan has a long tradition of welcoming international students and scholars to our campus in Ann Arbor.  Our first international students joined the U-M in 1847 and our international enrollment has grown to almost 7,000.  Our international students represent over 100 countries and bring valuable cultural and intellectual diversity to our community.

U-M is a very large and diverse institution with many opportunities for global student engagement.  The information listed below can help you find the campus resource that best matches your interests:

  • Degree-seeking students: If you plan to attend the University of Michigan to earn a degree, learn more about bachelor’s level application requirements or master’s and doctoral level application requirements.
  • Exchange students: If you are already a degree-seeking student at an institution outside the U.S., and you are interested in studying at U-M for a semester or year, please review our exchange programs.
  • International scholars: If you are a scholar who hopes to visit U-M for research, guest teaching, or other forms of collaboration, please review our visiting scholars programs.  If you are a faculty or staff member interested in creating a formal agreement between U-M and another institution, please see our international agreements page.
  • All international students and scholars: Explore the U-M International Center and its broad range of immigration, orientation and support services for our international community.
A group of new international students tour the U-M Museum of Art (Photo by Kate Zheng)

A group of new international students tours the U-M Museum of Art (Photo by Kate Zheng)

  • No.3

    U-M ranked 3rd in the nation in the number of students studying abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Institute of International Education
  • 141

    U-M hosted students from 141 countries last year.