The University of Michigan-Dearborn welcomes applications from qualified international students.

We teach business from a global perspective, and our international students enrich the learning of all our students. International students join a rich community of diverse students from around the world when they choose to study at UM-Dearborn.


You are considered a freshman applicant if you have graduated from high school (secondary school) or passed the General Education Development (GED) exam, and have not enrolled at any college or university since then. If you took courses at a college or university while in high school, you would still apply as a freshman. 


Freshmen applicants should follow the freshman admission process.

Transfer Students

View the "Special Admission Process for 3+2 and Visiting Programs" below to see if we have a partner program with your university. If your university is not listed below, follow the general international admission process listed here:

Admission Process
  • Obtain a evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluator (ECE), a third-party credential evaluation service, before applying.
  • Students coming to UM-Dearborn directly from a school outside of the United States will be required to complete an English language exam, such as TOEFL or MELAB.
  • Submit an application four months prior to the start of the semester. If you wait until the deadline dates, there may not be enough time for you to complete the process of obtaining a student visa. 
    • Application Deadline Dates:
      Fall - July 1
      Winter - November 1
      Summer - March 1
  • A minimum transferable grade point average of 2.70 
  • At least 24 transferable credits (Transfer students with less than 24 credits may be asked to supply their high school transcripts.)
  • Students do not have to complete all of the general education distribution requirements prior to transfer.
  • A maximum of 62 credit hours from community colleges and 75 from universities can be applied to your degree.  (Grades of C- and below are not transferable)
Transferring Business Courses

It is the general policy that business courses from other universities, whether within the United States or from abroad, be reviewed by our faculty for a final decision on their transferability. To have a course reviewed, you must supply a complete syllabus from the class, including:

  • title of the text book
  • topics taught
  • assignments required

It is advised that you gather the syllabi from all of your business courses prior to leaving your home county to increase your chances of obtaining them. Students often have difficulty receiving their syllabi from universities abroad once they arrive in the United States. Please be aware that there is a higher probability of your business courses transferring to UM-Dearborn if the university from which you are coming is accredited by AACSB International.

Transferring with International and Domestic Credits

Students who have been attending a college or university in the United States, but also have credits from an international university, must include an official copy of all transcripts in English. Photocopies or the posting of your international credits on your U.S. transcripts is not acceptable. 

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Qualified students at PSUT in Amman, Jordan have the opportunity to study in special bachelor's programs.

VIT University

Qualified students at VIT University and VIT-Andhra Pradesh have the opportunity to study in special bachelor's programs.

University of Padua

Each summer a cohort of undergraduate students from University of Padua, Italy participate in the ISPM-US program to live and study at UM-Dearborn.

Contact the COB Transfer Specialist

If you are an international undergraduate student and have questions about guest or transfer admission, feel free to contact Cathy Boatin at 313-593-5460 or


Undergraduate Student Services Office

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