Resources for International Students
Yes, all international students are required to complete an English language proficiency exam. TLI’s minimum requirements exceed the University of Minnesota Graduate School requirements. Below are the accepted tests and their corresponding scores:
- TOEFL (total): 90 or above
- IELTS (total): 7.0 or above
- MELAB (total): 83 or above
Exceptions apply to those that meet one of the following criteria.
If you completed post-secondary coursework in:
- United States
- Canada (except Quebec)
- United Kingdom/Ireland
- New Zealand
- Most current and former British and U.S. territories in the Caribbean/Central and South America
To qualify for exemption, the coursework:
- Consists of at least 16-semester credits or 24 quarter credits
- Does not include ESL coursework, and
- Was completed within the past 2 years
If you have questions about your specific situation, please reach out to our admissions team.
Yes, students in the MOT, MDI and MSST are eligible to participate in both the CPT and OPT training. Normal rules and regulations apply. For more information, please refer to the University of Minnesota’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) websites:
Each program in TLI has a designation:
- MOT: Business
- MDI: STEM
- MSST: STEM
The cost to submit an application as an international student is $95.
Yes, international students pay the same tuition rate as US students, however, there may be additional fees. For more information on the tuition rate for each of TLI’s programs, please click here.
Yes, the University of Minnesota provides resources to help all students find housing both on- and off-campus.
- The University of Minnesota offers both dorm and apartment housing: https://housing.umn.edu/
- Graduate housing options: https://housing.umn.edu/graduate
- Need help finding off-campus housing options? https://housing.umn.edu/off-campus
Need temporary housing before your lease starts? https://housing.umn.edu/international
Congratulations on your program admission! It is now important to start working on preparing for the fall semester. The best place to start is by visiting the following pages: