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International Students

Located in the heart of a diverse and thriving business community, the Carlson School offers a transformative education experience that’ll help you advance your business career in the U.S. and beyond.

From admissions to navigating your career, we’ll assist you every step of the way.


Supporting your admissions

Graduate School International Student Resources

The University of Minnesota offers additional admissions support for students like you. You’ll find additional details and resources regarding your application materials such as translating your transcript(s) and demonstrating English language proficiency.

Funding Your Degree

Scholarships offered vary by program. Learn about available scholarships: 

International Student and Scholar Services

The University of Minnesota’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides advising, counseling, programs, and advocacy for students like you. Before you arrive, they’ll help you navigate the visa process and preparations for life in Minneapolis. Once you arrive, stay connected with them for academic and student life support.


Building community at Carlson

Global Business Student Association

Join the Global Business Student Association to connect with other international students, and to widen your knowledge and ability to pursue business opportunities in a global setting.

Program Events

Individual graduate programs will often host events and programs for its international students. Partake in these opportunities to develop your network and find a sense of community.

Supporting your career

The Carlson School’s Graduate Business Career Center has extensive experience working with students like you and have successfully helped them navigate the U.S. job market.

Our career services lets you take the lead. You can work with any of our professional coaches to explore and take steps towards your career goals. You’ll be supported in navigating the U.S. job market and job search process while you’re in the program and for a lifetime after you graduate.

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Personalized career coaching

Individualized coaching with staff with experience guiding international students’ career exploration and preparation, including opportunities like the Optional Practical Training STEM Extension. Coaches will guide you to use a variety of job search tools and resources to help you build strong application materials. 

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Expand your network

You'll find many opportunities to network with alumni in the Twin Cities, across the U.S., and beyond. The Career Center will also help connect you to local, national, and global companies. 

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