Mervyn B. Walsh International University® (Walsh) offers a network of support and opportunities for international students. From the day you submit your application to the day you receive your diploma, we are here to help you every step of the way!

  • International student advisors assist with academic advising, USCIS processes, housing and banking arrangements, and more to help you settle into your new school and city
  • On-campus job opportunities
  • Free tutoring services, including one-on-one ESL/ELL tutors
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) assistance
  • International student health insurance
  • Student life activities, including an International Student Organization

Why Walsh?


Tuition and Scholarships

Walsh tuition is the same for international and domestic students. All international students are eligible and encouraged to apply for a scholarship.

Learn From Proven Business Minds

Ninety five percent of Walsh faculty have real world experience that they bring to the classroom. You will learn how to solve current business challenges and graduate with the skills and knowledge employers look for.

Personal Attention

Whether you take courses online or at one of our locations, you will interact with faculty and your classmates in small class settings.


With no GMAT required for graduate admission and year-round registration, you can start anytime and plan your academic year in advance.

Diverse Cultural Community

Walsh is located in Metro Detroit, a dynamic region that is the center of the automotive industry and pivotal in information technology. Metro Detroit is known for its culture and diversity, offering festivals, international dining and shopping, entertainment, and many houses of worship. Detroit is centrally located and within driving distance to other major cities such as Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.

A World Class Business Education

Undergraduate programs
Graduate programs and dual degrees
Doctoral programs
Certificate programs



Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

F1 International Student Information

  • The international (F-1) student packet is required to process your application for admission to Walsh College.  Complete the required documents and upload to your admission portal.  You will not be admitted until these documents are received.  The following is the link to the required documents: F1 International Student Packet
  • International School of Engineering (INSOFE) F1 Students – must complete and upload the international (F-1) student packet specific to your program to process your application for admission and allow admission to Walsh College. F1 INSOFE International Student Packet

Admission on a Student Visa

Any individual seeking admission to Walsh College as an international student on an F-1 Student Visa must meet the general admission requirements for undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree programs and required F1 International Student Packet documents must be received. The online Admissions Application must be submitted along with the non-refundable application fee. In addition, these individuals must also meet the following requirements:

All application materials and required F1 international student documents must be received to process an application for admission. These materials must be received at least eight weeks prior to the first date of the semester for which the applicant is seeking admission. Only upon full admission to Walsh College will the international student advisor/Designated School Official (DSO) issue an I-20.

International Transcript Evaluation

All international student applicants or applicants whose education was completed outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved agency. Please view a list of approved agencies under Walsh College recommends the following agencies:

The agencies will evaluate your past education for the United States educational equivalent. Please request a detailed course-by-course report and have a copy sent directly to Walsh. When we receive an official copy of this report, we will complete an admission evaluation for the program you have chosen.

International student applicants or applicants whose education was completed outside of the United States must demonstrate proof of English Language proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 79-80 (internet-based) or 550 written; or
  • MELAB score of 80; or
  • MTELP score of 80; or
  • IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • Duolingo English score of 110; or
  • PTE A score of 53; or
  • Successful completion of Level 112 from ELS Language Centers; or
  • Successful completion of highest level of ESL program from an accredited U.S. institution; or
  • Successful completion of an English composition course from an accredited U.S. institution; or
  • Completion of a college degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is a requirement for all international F-1 students. Health insurance is to be purchased through Walsh or proof of coverage must be submitted. For information regarding health insurance please contact Admissions at 248-823-1600 or via email at

New F-1 International Students must complete the International Student Orientation. The International Student Advisor (Joanna Olejniczak-Caushaj) will contact students with details on the day and time of the orientation. The orientation usually takes place during the first week of school. Students’ Continuing Attendance I-20 will be handed out upon its completion.

Optional Practical Training

Click to view optional practical training checklist.

Housing Opportunities
Walsh does not provide housing or transportation. International students must make their own arrangements. Some housing resources appear below: