University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota


Welcome to the Sponsored Students Program

The office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is proud to provide services for sponsored students and their sponsors. A dedicated host for over 60 years, the University of Minnesota currently enrolls over 340 sponsored students who represent 57 world locations (click on the map below to learn more about our sponsored student population).

Integral to sponsored student success, participation in campus and community activities allows sponsored students to share their unique perspectives and diverse cultural heritages. Sponsored students also enrich our vibrant campus by creating educational exchanges with their fellow Gophers.

ISSS offers services that facilitate the achievement of sponsored students’ academic goals. Sponsored student staff also acts as a liaison between student, sponsor, and University departments and colleges.

The University of Minnesota is excited to welcome new sponsored international students as vital contributors to our community.