International Students


Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the top public research universities in the United States.The University offers more than 135 undergraduate majors, 195 graduate and professional programs, award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities—all in a major metropolitan location. We rank 16th as a destination for international students in the United States, offering outstanding support services to our 5,500 international students whom we welcome from 142 countries. CFANS is part of this thriving international community. Learn more about our programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

International Undergraduate Students

Both new freshmen and students transferring from other colleges or universities are welcome at CFANS. Learn more about services and programs for international undergraduate students.

International Graduate Students

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is a great place to pursue your master’s or doctoral degree. Learn more about what we offer for international graduate students.

International Internship

International students interested in a practical, hands-on internship experience in U.S. agriculture with an optional classroom experience through CFANS can participate in MAST International

Join a Cross Cultural Discussion Group

Are you interested in meeting other international students? Join the ISSS Cross Cultural Discussion Group. It provides a great opportunity to engage in conversation about international topics and meet students with diverse academic and cultural roots. It’s a great fit for international students as well as students with former and future study abroad experience. The group meets for two hours every week during the semester in various locations – including the St. Paul campus. Check out the ISSS website for more information. Join today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answeres to frequently asked questions about visas, transportation, housing and more.