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About University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a top-10 public research institution, offering a comprehensive range of 150 undergraduate programs and 200 graduate and professional degree programs. Our campus in Minneapolis/St. Paul is both beautiful and metropolitan, providing opportunities to experience the arts, the outdoors, and internships.

Fast Facts:

  • 6,400 international students from 130+ countries.
  • Faculty includes many inventors, Nobel Prize winners, and business leaders.
  • More than 485,000 alumni worldwide. Sixty-three percent live in Minnesota and more than a third hold doctoral or master’s degrees.
  • Member of the American Association of Universities and receive over $955 million in research funding each year.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Our thriving metropolitan location is the perfect place to jump-start your career. Whether you’re interested in business, government, the arts, technology, and science, or media. You will be able to explore careers, build your resume, and gain hands-on experience by participating in an internship or a co-op.

You’ll find unlimited opportunities for entertainment, culture, and hands-on experience right outside your door. Just minutes from campus you can find an internship at the State Capitol, attend a professional sporting event, shop at one of the world’s largest shopping malls, dine at a trendy uptown restaurant, get inspired at the Weisman Art Museum (on-campus), or relax at one of our local coffee shops.

The University of Minnesota is the one of the only public, Big Ten universities in a major metropolitan area! Our metropolitan location is the perfect place to start your career—whether you’re interested in business, government, the arts, technology and science, or media. Explore careers, build your resume, and gain hands-on experience by participating in an internship or a co-op.

At the University of Minnesota getting around campus is easy! Many students choose to walk, bike, or rollerblade through the campus grounds. Also, free campus shuttles run every few minutes, providing quick, convenient transportation for students on the go. You can also venture off campus to explore the city by taking the Metro Transit bus or light rail, including the Green Line, which connects downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis and runs through the heart of our Minneapolis campus.


Global Excellence Scholarships (Merit-based awards)

All international freshmen and transfer students who complete their applications for admission by the deadlines are automatically considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship. For the 2021-22 academic year, international freshmen can receive scholarships of $25,000, $15,000, or $10,000 per year for up to four years. Transfer students may receive $10,000 per year for 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 international students based on criteria such as financial need, academic merit, and educational goals. Students are required to complete an online application and several short essays for consideration. Applications for need-based scholarships must be completed no later than February 1, 2021. To be eligible for consideration for the need-based scholarships, students must complete their application for admission by the regular deadline (January 1 for freshman applicants; transfer admission deadlines vary) and be admitted to the University of Minnesota by April 1.

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 $1,700.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We have 3,500 faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research; you can take part in this vital, exciting enterprise! Our faculty are engaged in creative and scholarly activity in the arts, humanities, business, and physical and social sciences: you can do research in any of these areas!

You will journey from a knowledge gatherer to a knowledge generator. You'll help solve the world's grand challenges: everything from poverty to cancer to climate change.

On our campuses, at our field stations, and in our communities, thousands of students, faculty, and staff create new knowledge and develop new examples of human expression each and every day!

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides University of Minnesota undergraduates from every college, major, and discipline, the opportunity to partner with a faculty member on research or creative projects.

Benefits of Research:

  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Become an expert in your field
  • Build skills and learn new technologies
  • Explore potential careers
  • Form mentoring relationships with faculty members
  • Collaborate with other members of your research group
  • Prepare yourself for a job or graduate study

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