International Students

Thank you for your interest in International Student studies at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). For the past 135 years, we have been providing quality education in a supportive environment that reflects the Catholic values of our Jesuit and Mercy traditions. As a comprehensive university, we offer a number of degrees in related fields, should your interests change.

This Website has been designed to provide pertinent information on what international students need to know to apply to and prepare to attend UDM. So, for information about UDM, please visit the UDM International Student Application Website where you will learn about such benefits as our outstanding Co-Operative Education Program. This Program allows you to work off campus in your field of study, earning academic credit and a significant income. Graduate students are eligible for the Program after 2 semesters. Undergraduate students are eligible for the Program after 2 years. The salary earned on co-op is an important benefit.

Please click on the following links to learn more about Financial Aid Information for International Students, Tuition, Fees & Estimated Living Expenses for International Students and our English Proficiency requirements.

The following are minimal requirements for all international student applicants. Your program may have additional requirements. So, for further assistance, contact UDM Admissions at


  • June 1st for Fall Term 
  • October 1st for Winter Term 
  • February 1st for Spring/Summer Term 

These deadline dates are given as guidelines because there are more than a few timelines that must be dealt with during the application process, and not starting the application process well in advance may lead to missing a desired start term. For example, (1) getting the required foreign credential evaluation may take from a few weeks to a few months; (2) getting an admissions decision after the University has received everything may take from a day to a few weeks; and (3) securing an appointment with the Embassy for a student visa and completing the entire application process at the Embassy may take from a few weeks to a month or longer.

Please apply early and strive to meet the suggested deadlines. Although we will process applications throughout the year, because of #3 above, we stop issuing I-20's one month prior to each term. If you are admitted less than 1 month before your desired start term, you may need to defer your attendance to a future term.

All materials are mailed to the following address:

University of Detroit Mercy
Admissions Office
FAC 100
4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221-3038