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International Students

Apply to Tech as an international student if you will require a visa to study in the US and are planning to live on or near campus.

Learn more about Michigan’s flagship technological university and how you can become a Michigan Tech Husky.

Tech Academics

Find what makes you tick. Work hard. Change the world.

With small class sizes and personal connections with world-class faculty, a Michigan Tech education is like no other. Explore our academic programs and find where you belong.

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Cost and Aid

We’re committed to making a premier STEM-based education affordable for any student looking to create the future. See below for more information on aid available to international students.

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Browse our list of merit scholarships for international students. Some are awarded automatically to applicants who qualify; others are awarded competitively and require an additional application (so make note of qualifications and important deadlines).

Apply to Michigan Tech

It’s free to apply to Michigan Tech. We encourage you to apply by April 1 for our fall semester (August start) and September 1 for our spring semester (January start).

Note: All international undergraduate applicants are required to show proof of English language proficiency to be considered for direct admission to a degree program. At this time, an English as a second language (ESL) program is not offered.

Life at Tech

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, Michigan—a small college town in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our campus, ranked among the safest in the US, is situated just miles from Lake Superior and provides year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Up here, Huskies find their stride. They create the future by day and watch the northern lights with friends by night. Trust us—you’ll never be bored. Whatever your thing is, you’ll find your people and do it together.

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Getting Around

You don’t need your own vehicle in order to explore our campus and community. There are several transportation options available at Tech.

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Shuttle Service

During the fall and spring semesters, Michigan Tech’s Transportation Services provides shuttle service around campus and throughout downtown Houghton.

Public Transportation

The Houghton Public Transit bus system offers several services to residents and visitors, including the Downtowner Route, the City Commuter Shuttle Route, and on-demand weekday bus services. Hancock's City Transit system also offers on-demand weekday bus services.


Lyft is an on-demand private transportation service that connects you with local drivers. Download the Lyft app on your smartphone to learn more and see fare estimates.

Indian Trails

Indian Trails operates routes throughout Michigan and to or from Chicago, Duluth, and Milwaukee. Daily runs connect directly to both the Amtrak and Greyhound national networks, providing access to additional routes across the US and Canada.

Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX)

All flights to and from Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) connect through Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).


If you do choose to have a vehicle on campus, you’ll need to purchase a parking permit and register your vehicle with Michigan Tech’s Transportation Services.


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The best way to see if Tech is right for you is to experience it yourself.

Take a virtual tour, explore our interactive campus map, or take a peek at our live webcams throughout campus to see what’s happening right now.

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