International Students


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Who can apply?

Any international student entering UMD as an incoming freshman or with less than 60 credits applicable at UMD.

When to apply?

International students can apply for admittance into University Honors anytime after being admitted to UMD, but before their junior year (completed 60 credits). We will make offers based on seat availability as we receive them. Early applications are more likely to be successful.

How to apply

We evaluate international students on four criteria. The admissions essay, GPA, recommendation letter, and list of extracurricular activities. Submit the following three components to complete the University Honors application:

  1. Personal Statement

  2. One letter of recommendation from an academic/educational contact

  3. A list of extracurricular activities engaged in during the past two years

Send application materials to:

Send materials as Word or PDF attachments to hons@d.umn.edu. The letter of reference should be emailed to the same email address by the author of the letter with your name (student name) in the subject line.