International Applicants

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.

Programs & Costs

The Michigan Tech Graduate School has one tuition rate—international students do not pay an “out-of-state” or international rate. Academic year tuition and fees are provided on our Cost of Education page. If you've been admitted, you can find information regarding courses, registering for classes, paying your student bill and more on our Resources for Admitted Students page.

Program Restrictions

  •  In most cases, international students residing overseas are not eligible for our online programs.
    • Please refer to our authorization page for a list of countries where we can offer online education.
  • International students cannot pursue a graduate certificate on campus unless they are also pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Unless otherwise authorized through participation in a negotiated agreement, international students are not eligible for non-degree seeking status. 
  • However, F2 dependents may apply to take classes as non-degree seeking students.
  • Provisional Admission: 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.

How to Apply

Our application process is completely electronic (and free!). See our How to Apply page for the basic information. International applicants should complete our online International Graduate Application. International Students  also need to submit:

For express shipping of Visa paperwork  Michigan Tech partners with eShip Global to send your immigration documents through FedEx Express or UPS.  

  • To request express shipping, you must first create an account with eShip Global.  
  • Request your shipment by choosing the "Receive" option with your account
  • You must provide your Michigan Tech ID (M number), mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information.
  • Select Graduate School as the recipient of the mailing labels.
  • 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 web site.