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Welcome, International Degree Completion Students

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has a long tradition of serving students from many different backgrounds. International students from Asia, Africa, Europe, and South and North America are part of our student body today. We value the rich diversity in culture and experiences that international students bring to our university.

At Saint Mary’s, you’ll be supported in your studies and develop meaningful relationships that will help you achieve your goals. International students can pursue a wide range of programs and opportunities. We offer liberal arts undergraduate degrees, bachelor’s completion, and graduate degrees.

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International Student Adviser

We understand that it is challenging to begin life in a new and unfamiliar community in a culture other than your own. Your International Student Adviser will be the primary contact for you while you are attending Saint Mary’s. They have experience in the issues international students face and are prepared to help you.

Upon acceptance to Saint Mary’s, you will be provided with an International New Student Orientation and immigration advising related to F-1 status. Throughout further completion of study, you will receive advising for employment authorization and the application process for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Immigration Status and Employment Authorization

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Advising and Support

Learn about student visa requirements, the I-20 application, insurance, immunizations, and more.


Learn about the necessary steps to complete the application process and how acceptance works.


There’s no commitment—just fill out a request form, and we’ll make sure you get the information you’re interested in.

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