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 complete their applications for admission by the priority deadlines are 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 2017-18 academic year, the freshmen scholarships are $4,800 (Maroon Award) or $9,600 (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 (transfer students entering in Spring semester will be considered for scholarship on a funds-available basis). There is no separate scholarship application required; students are considered based on an overall assessment of their on-time admission application.

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 $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Students are required to complete an online application and essay for consideration. Applications for need-based scholarships must be completed no later than March 1, 2017 for 2017-18 awards. To be eligible for consideration for the need-based scholarships, students must also complete their application for admission by the regular deadline (December 15, 2016, for freshman applicants; transfer admission deadlines vary). Recipients of awards are notified via email by April 15 of the year they plan to enter the University.

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.

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