New Students

Welcome to Wayne State University!

Click here for an important note for new international students admitted for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

Wayne State University (WSU) is a nationally recognized public research university that was founded in 1868.  Located in Detroit, Michigan's largest city, WSU is home to over 32,000 students.  WSU is one of the top three Michigan universities with the highest number of international students with over 2,900 students and scholars from over 80 countries.  On average, more than 400 new students enroll every year in 13 schools and colleges that offer over 350 academic programs.  More information is available in the WSU Fact Book.

Metropolitan Detroit is a gateway to a culturally diverse city and WSU is located in the heart of Detroit's cultural center, surrounded by museums, theatres, concert halls, and close to major professional sport venues.  Our students enjoy a wide range of support services to ensure their academic and career success.  We have over 200 student organizations and a strong cultural social network of students to make you feel comfortable and welcomed.
OISS is here to support, and enhance your educational, cultural and social experiences.  We collaborate with colleges and departments and the community to create and maintain an inclusive, global campus.   Whether it's a ride to the grocery story, help with your resume, academic support, or assisting you to navigate through the university system, we can make it happen for you.
Please take a moment to navigate our website and let us know how we can help you by contacting us at
We look forward to talking with you!