You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $6,762
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,000
PLAN A, PLAN B
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
The park-like main campus of the U of M is nestled in the heart of the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis & St. Paul and dissected by the Mississippi River. The "Cities", with a population over 2 million, are recognized as centers for the arts with nationally acclaimed theaters, museums, & a vibrant music scene. Winter's are snowy & cold, but the majority of the year is mild and beautiful.
Campus Location - -located on the Mississippi River in the heart of the Twin Cities - in the city with easy access to shopping and entertainment - connect to ample trails for walking, running, biking
Helpful Information - We are "open" on Plan A, so your acceptance is basically guaranteed under that Plan! We are "even" on Plan B, so your acceptance is not guaranteed under that Plan...either be willing to come on Plan A or have some strong back-up school choices.
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Animal Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Genetics, Plant Science, Soil Science
Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design
Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Art Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Comparative American Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology
Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing, Marketing, Operations Research, Public Relations, Retailing, Supply and Logistics Management
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: American Sign Language, Communication, Electronic Media and Culture, Film, Journalism, Scientific and Technical Communication, Writing/Editing
Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services, Family Studies
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth Science, Geology, Physical Sciences, Science
Economics: Applied Economics, Economics
Education: Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Technical Writing, Writing
Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Design, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Wildlife Biology/Science
Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition
Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hmong, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Lakota, Latin, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Housing Studies, Urban Planning, Urban Studies
Health and Safety Sciences: Emergency Medical Care, Mortuary Science, Public Health
Industrial Studies: Construction Management
Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology
International Studies: International Studies
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology
Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Military Sciences: Army ROTC, Naval ROTC
Music: Choral Music
Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Therapy, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Astrophysics, Materials Sciences, Physics
Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs
Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology
Recreation: Leisure Studies, Non-Profit Programs Management, Outdoor Education, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation
Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Housing, Law and Society, Social Science, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy
Technology: Manufacturing Technology
Theater: Performance and Directing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Figures are current as of 8/18/2014.
Important Notes: Purchase of health insurance is required for all international students including those coming from Canada. Plan B students WITH their own health insurance are billed a $120 Extended Coverage Fee. Plan A and B students without valid insurance must purchase insurance from the U of M ($1049/term)...in addition Plan B students must pay the Extended Coverage Fee ($120/term).
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus housing during fall semester is very competitive and cannot be guaranteed. During spring semester, on-campus housing is much easier to attain.
Meal Plans Per Semester