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The University of Minnesota Crookston, attracts students from all over the United States, Canada and the world. Studying in the U.S. is a great way to increase your world view and global perspective. University of Minnesota Crookston offers Bachelor degree programs in more than 30 majors

We are located in the northern Minnesota community of Crookston (population 8,000) about 3 hours / 278 km south of Winnipeg, and only 35 minutes from the nearest Tim Hortons in Grand Forks, ND.

About 900 students study on campus at UMC, including 130 international students from more than 20 countries, and an additional 900 students study in our online programs. We offer “in-state” resident rate of tuition to ALL international students, and academic scholarships are available for Canadian students who achieve a converted GPA of 3.25 or higher and ACT of at least 21.

Financial Information

2017-2018 Tuition & Costs
Canadian students pay the same tuition rate as Minnesota residents.

Expense U.S. Dollars
Tuition $10,282
Fee's $1,920
Room and Board** $7,658
Health Insurance $2,100
Books $1,200
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total Expense $25,160

**Includes $200/semester ($400/year) International Fee
*Estimated Room and Board is for Skyberg Hall with Dining Services Unlimited Meals)

Health Insurance

All Canadian students are required to purchase the U of M Health Insurance. Manitoba residents are eligible for health insurance scholarships that cover 100% of the health insurance cost. These scholarships are available to full-time, degree seeking students.


In accordance with U.S. government regulations international students are not permitted to work off campus, however, limited student jobs are available on campus. International students are eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work options after 9 months of full-time studies. Restrictions do apply, so contact the Office of International Programs for more information.


Academic Scholarships
Canadian students are eligible for academic scholarships! These scholarships are awarded based on ACT/SAT scores and cumulative GPA. Students are awarded the appropriate academic scholarship from their Application for Admission. No separate scholarship application is required. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits) to receive academic scholarships.

Amount for 2017-2018 School Year Eligibility
$2,000 ($500/year for 4 years) ACT 21 or 22, GPA 3.25
$4,000 ($1,000/year for 4 years) ACT 23 or 24, GPA 3.25
$6,000 ($1,500/year for 4 years) ACT 25 or 26, GPA 3.25
$8,000 ($2,000/year for 4 years) ACT 27, 28, 29, GPA 3.25
$20,000 ($5,000/year for 4 years) ACT 30 or higher, GPA 3.25

Conversion to American GPA is done using conversion charts from each Province.

Specialty Scholarships

The University of Minnesota Crookston has over 300 specialty scholarships available to students made possible by donors. The scholarships are awarded to students based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, service and legacy. Students must be admitted to U of M Crookston before December 15, and specialty scholarships require a separate application due December 31.

International Student Scholarship

There are a limited number of ½ tuition scholarships available for international students. The scholarship is based on academic performance, need, and community engagement, and is available to students who have completed one year of study at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.

Application Materials

To join University of Minnesota Crookston Canadian students must have completed secondary studies. You may apply during the final year of secondary study and to apply please submit the following:

  1. Application form for Undergraduate International Students (application fee is $30 and can be paid online when applying)
  2. Official transcripts from secondary school
  3. Official ACT/SAT scores (or IELTS or TOEFL scores if French speaking from Quebec)
  4. If transfer student, Official college transcripts (see Credit Transfer Requirements from Non-United States Institutions)
  5. Completed Certification/Declaration of Finances Form PDF File Icon 
  6. Copy of your passport ID page.

Send the completed forms and supporting materials from Items 2-6 above to:

University of Minnesota Crookston
Michelle Christopherson, Director of Admissions
2900 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716 USA

Direct Line: +1-218-281-8679

Credit Transfer Requirements from Non-United States Institutions

A course-by-course evaluation of non-U.S. post-secondary credentials is required for students transferring from a college or university outside of the United States. The course by course evaluation form may be obtained from the World Educational Services. The form must be submitted with official transcripts/academic records from all post-secondary schools attended.

There will be a cost for the service charged by the World Education Service. The WES evaluation converts educational credentials from any country in the world into their U.S. equivalents. It describes each certificate, diploma or degree that you have earned and states its academic equivalency in the United States.

A complete and official set of academic transcripts, records, and certificates from secondary schools, colleges, and universities attended, in the original language and in English translation, must be sent with the admission application.
Admitted International Students: Required Health Forms

I. Immunization Requirements

Minnesota Law (M.S. 135A.14) requires that all students born after December 31, 1956 and enrolled in more than one class per semester must provide dates of immunization against the following:

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): One dose required after the first birthday.
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD): Must be within last 10 years.

All students enrolled in more than one class at U of M Crookston are required to complete an Immunization RecordPDF File Icon. The only exception to this would be either a medical exemption signed by a physician or a notarized conscientious exemption. You will not be able to attend class until you are compliant with this state law.

Mail the completed Medical History and Immunization Record form to:

Student Health Services
University of Minnesota Crookston
145-J Sargeant Student Center
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN 56716

II. Requirements for International Student Health Insurance

University of Minnesota policy requires all international students, scholars and their dependents to have health insurance while in the United States. Healthcare delivery in the United States is regrettably complex and expensive. The University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) provides coverage for students. Students from Manitoba are eligible for an insurance scholarship that covers the cost of insurance. International students will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).

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