International Students

Earn Your Degree
in the U.S.

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Coming to the United States to study is a life-changing decision. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, we prepare you to succeed after graduation. Not only will you gain knowledge and experience, but we will also provide you with the skills and support to pursue your career goals or graduate school.

Nebraska is the perfect home away from home. You'll be surrounded by students of diverse backgrounds—from the United States and 110+ countries—who come together to grow, learn and connect.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is ranked in the top third of American public universities and is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, classified within the Carnegie Tier 1 Research category.

We're Here to Help

If you have questions about studying at Nebraska or need assistance completing your application, contact us on WhatsApp at +1 402-472-2334. You can also email us at admissions@unl.edu.

International Virtual Visit

International students can request a live virtual visit with an admissions representative to ask questions about the admission process, English proficiency requirements, academics, student life, scholarships and everything you need to know about your next steps to Nebraska.

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Meet Our Students

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is home to students from 114 countries. Listen to current international students talk about what it’s like to study at Nebraska and be a part of the university campus.

Internships

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Roommate Experiences

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Networking at Nebraska

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Tuition & Scholarships

Exceptional Value

With the lowest tuition in the Big Ten, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a top choice for international students. Nebraska is one of the top public universities in the United States (U.S. News & World Report) and was named a “Best Value” by The Princeton Review.

Scholarships

International students are automatically considered for scholarships up to US$15,000 per year when admitted to Nebraska. Apply by May 1.

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Chart Your Career Path

150+ Majors

Study what you love at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Turn one of our 150+ majors into an exciting career.

Explore Majors at Nebraska

Career Services

University Career Services provides career development resources for international students through 1-to-1 individualized coaching, resume sessions, interview prep and mentorship to help students progress toward their internship and post-graduation career goals.

Career Services also provides services for international students to participate in one year of Optical Training (OPT) to gain experience in a work setting related to the student’s program of study. Graduates in STEM may be eligible for an additional two years of practical training.

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Discover Research Opportunities

The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program at Nebraska offers an opportunity for students to work 1-to-1 with a world-class professor to conduct cutting-edge research. The program is designed to help you prepare for graduate school and explore your research interests in various fields, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), business and architecture.

Research Opportunities

Find Support & Success

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University Honors Program

You can take your education to the next level through Honors courses, research projects, faculty mentorship, internships, study abroad, national scholarships and fellowships for graduate and professional programs.

Honors community and cohort-based programs include the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and the Nebraska Business Honors Academy.

Apply to the University Honors Program by November 15.

University Honors

Your Home Away From Home

  • With Nebraska's 550+ Registered Student Organizations, you’re bound to find a supportive group of Huskers with similar personal and professional goals.
  • Through meaningful 1-to-1 relationships with peers, you can make new friends and make a difference in the campus community and beyond.
  • Explore the City of Lincoln—one of the safest and fastest-growing Midwest cities, combining the perks of a big city with the comfort of a close-knit community.

The more I share my culture, the more I can connect with those around me.

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Study English at Nebraska

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed for students who wish to communicate effectively in English for various personal and academic purposes. IEP students develop a broad understanding of language and culture that prepares them for higher-level language study.

In addition to classes, IEP offers cultural events and experiential-learning opportunities on campus and in the Lincoln community, as well as networking and other professional development opportunities.

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Move Your Future Forward

We can’t wait for you to join the Husker community—take your next step to Nebraska today.