University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Academic Program

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Delivery Method:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan ranks right at the top of US public universities. Distinguished faculty are leaders who challenge the present, enrich the future, and contribute to a better world. Reach your full potential at a globally recognised institution, which boasts former US President Gerald Ford as alumni, and has produced 3 Supreme Court Justices.

Michigan athletic teams have claimed 57 national championships in 12 sports

Madonna, Arthur Miller, and Google’s Larry Page walked U-M fabled halls

Enroll in independent study to join groundbreaking research projects

1,600 student-run clubs from Mars Rover club to Irish dancing

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite Level:
GPA Requirements:
Academic Level:
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Biological & Physical Sciences, Astronomy, Business, Economics & Finance, Computer Science & Math
Off-campus apartment
Visa Required:
12 units

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I eat with my roommate every day. We're like a family. The memories of being with them will be the strongest I have from studying abroad.

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About the University

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Established in 1817, the University of Michigan has a vision to “advance the common good with the uncommon will,” welcoming and nurturing the ideas, thoughts, and contributions of all who join its broad, diverse community and curricular. Its commitment to “push boundaries of discovery to make a better world” has seen it recognized internationally for its educational achievements and athletic accomplishments as well as become one of the greenest campuses in the US.

At its home in Ann Arbor, it reflects beautifully the stunning Michigan landscape it is part of and creates inspiring spaces for thoughtful, engaging discussion between inquisitive students and world-renowned faculty experts. 

Learn more at University of Michigan's official website


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor's Academic Approach

Belong to a large community – The University of Michigan is a top-ranked research university with distinguished faculty, amazing facilities and resources, Football Saturdays at the Big House, and an engaged alumni network.

And many small communities – Michigan Learning Communities, and clubs and organizations make a large campus feel small. A 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio means great opportunities to interact with professors and the chance to receive personal attention. 

Explore (almost) everything – You can dive into and explore a broad range of subjects and topics, from social justice to neuroscience to conservation. 

Make a breakthrough - You have the opportunity to assist faculty with groundbreaking research projects at the top public research university in the United States by enrolling in an independent study course.

Going places - From the first day on campus, you have access to the LSA Opportunity Hub, a transformative career exploration center that connects LSA students with internship and job opportunities, employers, and LSA's extensive network of alums.

Alumni - Studying at U-M means joining one of largest alumni networks in the world (630,000+). U-M alumni include one US president, two dozen governors, three Supreme Court justices, and eight Nobel Laureates.


You register for courses prior to arrival in a designated window.

Course & Departmental Restrictions

You do not have any course or departmental restrictions, but courses in the School of Business are impacted.  Other courses may have restrictions based on the term of study.



Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • *MET: 64
  • TOEFL iBT: 100 (21 in writing, 23 in reading, 23 in listening, 21 in speaking) *MyBest score not accepted 
  • TOEFL PBT: 600 *Minimum sub-score is 57
  • TOEFL Essentials: 10 *TOEFL Home Edition is accepted

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Late August - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Late August - Late April
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid January - Late April
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Housing Information


Off-campus apartment

The SAF program fee covers a single room at the International House Ann Arbor (IHAA), an off-campus apartment. You share a kitchen and living space with two other students, creating a home-from-home experience.

About Ann Arbor

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Why Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor in leafy Michigan State is a charmingly classic American college town. It is home to the largest college football stadium, the Big House, and has thriving independent scene to keep visitors entertained between visits to the excellent craft breweries, restaurants, bars, and cafes. It holds a prestigious role in the pharmaceutical, digital health, and biotechnology industries, each forward-looking enterprises in this community spirited town. 

Learn more about Ann Arbor

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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