Study In Minnesota - Explore Universities in Minnesota
Study in Minnesota, and find the best universities in Minnesota.
Minnesota is a state in the Midwest of the USA, bordering Canada, and is famous for its forests, parks and natural features. Its nickname is the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’, and it is this landscape that makes the state such a popular destination for both tourists and those looking to study abroad.
Minnesota has plenty to offer the inquisitive international student, with plenty of well respected universities and institutions offering undergraduate degrees.
The state’s capital is Minneapolis (60% of the state’s residents live here and in the surrounding area), and the city is an internationally recognised centre for the arts – famous residents have included Bob Dylan and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Study in Minnesota?Many of Minnesota’s universities are controlled by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System –31 institutions providing courses to almost half a million students fall under this banner.
This system offers undergraduate degrees at a generally cheaper rate than those provided by many of the State’s private colleges.
Some institutions offering degrees in Minnesota include:
- Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Minnesota State University, Moorhead
- Bemidji State University
- Metropolitan State University
- Southwest Minnesota State University
- St. Cloud State University
Winona State University
There are also more than 20 private universities offering the opportunity to study a degree in Minnesota.
Undergraduate degrees in Minnesota will typically last between two to four years. An Associate degree will normally be completed in two years, while a Bachelors degree should be finished within four years.
Immigration and visasBefore travelling to the USA to study, you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa for study in Minnesota.
The most common kind of student visa is the F-1 visa, which entitles the holder to study at any US accredited college or university.
To apply for a student visa, you will need to fill out an application form (found on the US Embassy website) and send appropriate documentation, such as evidence of financial standing and proof of university acceptance and academic qualifications, as well as possibly attending a visa interview at the US Embassy in your home country.
Accommodation and living costsMost international students choose to live in university halls of residence on arrival into Minnesota. Living in halls will make the transition into student life easier, as you will be able to meet fellow students and settle into campus life. Most university accommodation will provide you with gym facilities and study areas – your chosen university will be able to give you more information.
In order to keep their independence, some students choose to live in private accommodation – where paying for utilities and bills will be your own responsibility. Your chosen university should be able to advise you on how to rent a private flat. In Minneapolis, student housing is spread out across the city.