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As international applicants, there are additional circumstances you will need to take in to consideration when applying to the health informatics graduate program at the University of Minnesota. Throughout the admission process, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or connect with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). 

Website: www.isss.umn.edu
Email: isss@tc.umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-7100
Fax: 612-626-7361

Postal Address:
International Student and Scholar Services
190 Hubert H. Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Supplemental application instructions

English language proficiency policy

English scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB) are required for almost all applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship.
The University of Minnesota institutional code is 6874.

  • Exceptions
    • The applicant has a degree from an English speaking country
    • The applicant has taken at least 16 semester-credits or 24 quarter-credits, within the past 24 months, in residence as a full-time student at a university in an English speaking country
  • TOEFL
    • Reading≥19
    • Writing≥21
    • Cumulative≥79
  • IELTS
    • Reading≥6.5
    • Writing≥6.5
    • Total≥6.5
  • MELAB≥80

Planning your arrival

Getting a Visa

After you have been admitted to the program, the Graduate School will send you an email with specific information for international students. The email will tell you how to get in touch with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) department, the international student resource on campus. ISSS will help you with the necessary paperwork.

For a detailed process, please review ISSS's Visa webpage.

When to arrive

As an international student there are many tasks that must be completed before the semester starts.

Plan your arrival date in Minnesota so you can:

  1. Rest up from jetlag
  2. Go to ISSS for document check
  3. Find permanent housing
  4. Remove “holds” that prevent course registration
  5. Attend the International Student Orientation Program
  6. Attend college or university orientation
  7. Register for classes (undergraduates register at their New Student Orientation)
  8. Complete paperwork for on-campus employment and assistantships (if applicable)
  9. Take any exams such as English proficiency or SPEAK test (if applicable)
  10. Attend Graduate Assistantship training (if applicable)

Additional information about when to arrive can be found on the ISSS arrival webpage.

Immunization Requirements

Minnesota law requires that all students be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria. For information on completing your immunization requirements, please visit Boynton Health Service immunizations requirements page.

Health Informatics admission

How to apply

Application instructions

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