University of Minnesota Scholarships


The University of Minnesota offers undergraduate scholarships to international students based on merit and financial need.

Global Excellence Scholarships (merit-based awards)
All international freshmen and transfer students who are admitted are automatically considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship. These scholarships cover either the full difference or half the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates. For the 2015-16 academic year, the freshmen scholarships were $4,210 (Maroon Award) or $8,420 (Gold Award) per year for up to four years. Transfer students may receive Maroon awards of up to three years when entering the University in the fall semester.

International Student and Scholar Services Scholarships (need-based awards)
Various scholarships are available for new students based on criteria such as financial need, academic merit, and educational goals. Awards currently range from $1,200 to $5,000 per year. Students are required to submit an application form and essay for consideration. Applications for need-based scholarships must be completed no later than March 1, 2016, for 2016-17 awards. Recipients of awards are notified via email byMarch 15 of the year they plan to enter the University. We ask counselors to encourage their students who demonstrate financial need to apply for these scholarships.
Application for ISSS need-based scholarships

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scholarship (UROS)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scholarship (UROS) is awarded to high-achieving students with an interest in research. Recipients work on a research project with a faculty mentor and receive a stipend of approximately $1,400.

Click here for more information on costs and scholarships.


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