The University of Minnesota is ranked as a “best value” by USA Today, the Princeton Review, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. We have competitive tuition rates, outstanding academic programs, and a focus on student success.
Since we charge a flat tuition rate, the tuition cost will not increase for students taking 13 credits or more per semester. Students typically take 15–16 credits per semester in order to graduate in four years.
International undergraduate costs, 2023–24
|Tuition & fees (full academic year/two semesters)
|Mandatory health insurance (12 months)
|Living expenses & books (12 months)
The costs above are for the 2023–24 academic year, which is used as the estimated cost of attendance for 2024–25. However, tuition and fees are subject to change and actual expenses will vary for individual students. The University of Minnesota is not responsible for any difference between these estimated costs and your actual costs. Cost increases should be expected for each subsequent academic year. Tuition and fees for the 2024–25 academic year will be finalized in July 2024 by the Board of Regents.
Some programs and colleges have additional mandatory fees and/or tuition surcharges. Students enrolled in the Carlson School of Management (CSOM), College of Science and Engineering (CSE), and some College of Liberal Arts (CLA) majors will be charged an additional $1,000 per semester tuition surcharge to maintain innovative classrooms and laboratories.
All international students who apply by the deadline are automatically considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship. These awards are very competitive. Students selected are among the best in their class and show a record of strong academic preparation.
For the 2023–24 academic year, international freshmen can receive scholarships of $15,000 or $10,000 per year for up to four years. Transfer students may receive $10,000 per year for up to three years when entering the University in the Fall semester. Transfer students entering in the Spring semester will be considered for scholarships on a funds-available basis.
Students must maintain their F-1 immigration status to remain eligible for these scholarships. If you have been awarded a Global Excellence Scholarship and have questions about the award, please view the Frequently Asked Questions on the International Student and Scholar Services website.
Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed.
International Student and Scholar Services offers a variety of need-based scholarships. The expected range of available scholarship funding is $1,000–$5,000. You are only eligible to receive an award if you demonstrate financial need within this expected range.
You must complete an online application and several short essays by February 1, 2024 to be considered for these awards. You must also complete your application for admission by the regular deadline (January 1 for freshman applicants; transfer admission deadlines vary) and be admitted to the University of Minnesota by April 1. To remain eligible for these scholarships, you must maintain your F-1 immigration status.
In awarding the need-based scholarships, the selection committee is guided by the following statement: The University values diversity, broadly defined, to include diversity of experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and talents. Enrolling a diverse community of scholars interested in learning with and from each other fosters discussion and discovery inside and outside of the classroom.
Recipients of awards are notified via email by April 1 of the year they plan to enter the University.
These ISSS scholarships are for new students only. If you are already enrolled at the University of Minnesota, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services website for financial resources.