University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology's home page.

International Applicants

It is very important to carefully read through the Application Procedures and Information.

In addition to the admission requirements, all international applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL iBT. University of Minnesota policy considers a nonnative speaker to be a person who grew up in a home where the primary language was not English. This applies to US citizens and to those who have degrees from institutions in the United States or countries where English is the medium of instruction.

The University's operational standard for admission on the TOEFL iBT is:

A minimum:

Total Score 79
Writing 21
Reading 19
*Speaking 19

*The minimal TOEFL speaking score requirement for award of a TA fellowship in the Psychology Department is 23. Acceptance of an international student whose speaking score falls below this minimum is contingent on documented demonstration of full funding from other sources for a minimum period of two years. Full funding guarantees from non-TA sources are rare.

Counseling, advising, and educational services are provided for students and scholars from other countries by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Students may receive counseling and advising services regarding visa requirements and other immigration issues, social, personal, and financial matters; international and intercultural educational opportunities; academic issues; and English language requirements.

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions and Services

Lindsey Jendraszak, MS
S246 Elliott Hall


Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30