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International student experience at UM

Tuition and financial support

  • $19,100 – $26,800

    Total estimated cost of first year for international students, in Canadian dollars

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    $15,800 – $23,500

    International student tuition (CAD)

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    Annual cost of books, supplies and student fees (CAD)

The University of Manitoba offers an affordable, world-class education.

Minnesota reciprocity

The state of Minnesota and the Province of Manitoba have a reciprocity agreement that allows Minnesota residents to pay Canadian tuition and application fees. This means that if you're a resident of the state of Minnesota, you could pay approximately $4,800 in tuition for your first year at UM, instead of the full international student rates.

Total expenses

Factors like the program you are enrolled in, the number of courses you take each term, your lifestyle and your living accommodations will all impact how much your total expenses will be for each term.

  • $21 million

    Available in scholarships and bursaries annually

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    $2.5 million

    Available in entrance scholarships. Most don't even require an application!

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    $6 million

    Value of bursaries distributed each year to students who have demonstrated financial need.

Getting involved

At UM, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, stay active, meet new people and build meaningful relationships.

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    Moving to a new country to study can bring many uncertainties. That's why the Welcome Mentors program pairs new international students with experienced UM students, allowing both to develop skills and meaningful relationships. Connect with current students and familiarize yourself with campus with the support of a mentor.


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    The Intercultural Leaders program enhances students’ public speaking, leadership, cultural awareness and communication skills during eight interactive group sessions and workshops. Join the Student Leadership Development Program and connect with like-minded students who feel empowered to create positive change.


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    The University of Manitoba campuses include a vibrant Indigenous community of thousands of students, staff, faculty and alumni. Reconciliation is everyone's ongoing responsibility. Explore the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, which houses the largest collection of Indigenous oral history and documents on the residential school system and its legacy in the country.


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    Student clubs

    Get involved in activities ranging from dance and photography to environmental and social justice—the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) offers over 150 student clubs and services.


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    Recreation services

    UM's Recreation Services has more fitness and recreation options for members than any other facility in the province. Intramural sports such as dodgeball, floor hockey and inner-tube water polo provide great opportunities to meet people, test your abilities, relieve stress and have fun.


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    Join the herd and cheer on the Bisons with your friends. Sports to watch include basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. Contact the coach of your sport of choice for information about trying out for a Bison Sports team.


The U of M community is friendly and supportive; the university campus is very safe and peaceful; that is why I have been living on university residence for the last four years. Also, the International Centre at the U of M has been very supportive to international students; they show us how to survive culture shock; they help us integrate to the university life, as well as living in Canada, especially through orientations and programs such as the intercultural leaders.
Kom BolFaculty of Arts

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