Michigan Tech is a premier technological university of international stature. Our alumni have successfully demonstrated that they have the skills and experiences necessary to address the needs of a complex and rapidly changing world. Because our graduates truly do create the future and change the world, Michigan Tech enrolls a large number of international graduate students who want to make a difference.
How to Apply
Our application process is completely electronic. We encourage you to use our online application for quicker access to your personalized MyMichiganTech website where you can track the status of your application. A paper application can be requested by contacting Kristi Isaacson.
All of your required application documents can be submitted electronically via your personalized MyMichiganTech website. You will receive access to your website via email within a week of submitting your online application. Submitting a paper application or other documents by mail may delay the processing of your application.
Admissions requirements vary by program. Please check the individual program pages for complete admission requirements and deadlines. Typically programs will not review your application until all of your application materials have been received. In general, international applicants need to submit the following documents to complete their application:
- Statement of Purpose (including specific Areas of Interest)
- Official Transcripts—sealed and translated*
- Official Test Scores*
- Letters of Recommendation (Online via MyMichiganTech or Paper)
- Additional program-specific required documents (e.g. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae, Writing Sample).
*Unofficial transcripts and test scores may be submitted for the review process on your MyMichiganTech website; however, official documents must be received to complete your enrollment once accepted.
**Applicants whose native language or prior education was not in English must supply results of an English proficiency examination. Students who hold citizenship from, and/or attended post-secondary school in a country which has a primary language of English, may be exempt from taking an English proficiency examination. Contact the Graduate School if you would like to request an exemption. Students may still need to provide some format of proof of English proficiency in order to receive an exemption.
Certification of Finances
Students are not required to provide the Certification of Finances Form with their initial application packet; however, we cannot process a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) until we receive proof of funding for a student. All funds that are listed with a student's Certification of Finances must be documented by official bank statements (copies are not accepted) and be accompanied by the corresponding sponsors' signatures (if applicable).
Academically eligible students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements for their intended graduate program may be granted provisional admission in order to successfully complete training in our English as a Second Language program (ESL). Not all graduate programs offer provisional admission. To apply for provisional admission students must:
- Indicate their interest in receiving a provisional admission on their application.
- State their intentions in their statement of purpose.
Students who are granted provisional admission will be notified of the conditions in their admission letter. International students who fail to meet these conditions in the set time frame will NOT receive full admission to their intended graduate program. Graduate programs will monitor provisionally accepted students and notify the Graduate School about students who do not complete the requirements.
Application deadlines vary by program. The Graduate School encourages international students to apply at least a semester in advance of their projected admission to improve their chances of receiving funding, but some programs may have earlier deadlines. Applying at least a semester in advance allows adequate time for student visa interviews.
- Preparing for a (F-1) Visa Interview
Track the Status of your Application
Within a week of receiving and processing a students application, students are sent two automated emails from the Graduate School providing them with a Michigan Tech username and password. This gives students access to their MyMichiganTech website and their Michigan Tech email. Students can track the status of their application, upload required documents, request online letters of recommendation, and verify their contact information on their MyMichiganTech website. The Graduate School will also post important deadlines and announcements on the website.
The Graduate School will also send information to students via their Michigan Tech email address. It is important that students regularly check their Michigan Tech email as it is the required method of communication for all official University correspondence.
Shipping your Immigration Documents
If you are accepted to the University, you can choose to have your immigration documents sent to you by express mail. Michigan Tech partners with eShip Global to send your immigration documents through FedEx Express.
To request express shipping:
- Create an account with eShip Global
- Request your shipment by choosing the "Receive" option with your account
- Provide your Michigan Tech ID (M number), mailing address, email address, phone number and credit card information
Once your shipment request is processed, our office is notified and your documents are shipped to the address you provided. You will receive a tracking number when you submit your request, which will allow you to track the status of your shipment on the eShip Global website.