international students

Pursue a Higher Degree at UM-Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint welcomes applications from prospective international students who have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Additional information can also be found on the Center for Global Engagement


In addition to materials required of all students, international students must provide additional documentation at the time of application:

  • Certificate of graduation or diploma indicating conferral of the bachelor’s degree and the date it was conferred. (If you attended a college or university that includes degree information on the transcript or marksheet, a certificate or diploma is not necessary.)
  • If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • International students seeking an F-1 visa must submit an Affidavit of Financial Support  with supporting documentation. It is used to determine whether you are eligible for admission. 

Global Graduate Merit Scholarship

The Global Graduate Merit Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available to international  graduate students who meet the selection criteria listed below. It is a competitive scholarship  awarded to students admitted for the fall semester who have achieved a high level of academic success. The Office of Graduate Programs will automatically consider entering international  graduate-level students seeking an “F” visa; no additional application is required. Recipients  must view themselves as cultural ambassadors and are encouraged to participate periodically in  UM-Flint activities where they engage in cultural sharing or community service activities. 


  • Scholarship applicants must be newly admitted international “F” visa-seeking students  at UM-Flint
  • To be considered, applicants must be admitted by June 1 for the following fall semester
  • Minimum recalculated incoming GPA of 3.25 (4.0 scale) 
  • Students must be degree-seeking UM-Flint 
  • Total scholarship value is $10,000 
  • Scholarship can be awarded up to two years (fall and winter terms only), or until  graduation requirements are met, whichever occurs first 
  • Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 UM-Flint
  • Students must maintain full-time status (at least eight credits)* during the fall and  winter semesters of the award year(s)  
  • The total number of scholarships awarded will be dependent upon funds available
  • Scholarships will be applied directly to the student’s tuition account 
  • International Students are expected to maintain lawful immigration status according to  the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • If you withdraw or leave UM-Flint for any reason, your scholarship will automatically  terminate
  • If you plan to leave for a study abroad program or health reasons, you may  write an appeal to have your scholarship postponed for up to one term 


  • Students, who are on an agency or government scholarship, where full tuition and fees  are covered, are not eligible for this award 
  • Non-immigrants eligible for need-based financial aid are not eligible for this award

*Students who meet the following admission conditions must still enroll in at least eight credits as well:  

  1. Enrolled in a Rackham Program (MPA, Liberal Studies, Arts Administration)  
  2. Receive a Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSRA) 

The University of Michigan-Flint reserves the right to reduce and will restrict the awarding of university-funded scholarships and grants if a recipient is in receipt of scholarships and/or grants that cover tuition and fees (in full or part) regardless of the means by which the student is awarded.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions offers answers to common questions asked by international students.