At the University of Manitoba, you’ll pay the same tuition rates as Canadian students. Watch as third year student Ellen walks through the process and discusses her experience applying to UM.

Leaving home and going to school in a new country can be scary, but all of the people you meet, friends you make and the experiences you gain from it make the leap well worth it... There are a lot of resources to guide you through the application process and everything you need to know before coming to UM.
Ellen Third year, Asper School of Business
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Why U.S. students love it here

At the University of Manitoba, you'll experience college life with a Canadian twist. Studying in Canada offers an exciting international experience where you can take in our culture, travel, explore and experience new things. Winnipeg is a welcoming and diverse city in a province known for its beautiful landscapes, friendly people and vibrant culture.

Expand your international experience even more by spending a term abroad while paying no extra tuition cost. Or, build connections and explore career options through a paid work placement during your degree. Not sure what you want to study? University 1 lets you choose your own courses and explore different subjects in your first year.

Make friends from around the world and define your future at UM. Join the more than 230 U.S. students already here in one of over 100 programs of study. Learn about admission requirements for U.S. students (PDF).

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    We offer some of the lowest tuition fees in North America, and Minnesota residents are entitled to pay the same tuition rates as Canadian students.

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    We don’t use ACTs or SATs for admission, and we place an emphasis on senior year grades.

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    Canada is known for its top quality education, with an emphasis on research and work opportunities.

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    You can use your degree from UM to work or study anywhere in the world after graduation, whether that’s in Canada, back home or in another country.

Affordable education

The University of Manitoba has among the lowest tuition rates in Canada for international students, and Winnipeg has a lower cost of living than other cities, so you'll save money on living expenses like housing, food and transportation. If you need further financial support, you can apply to the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Program to help fund your education.

Pay the same tuition rates as Canadian students

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 $5,700 CAD in tuition for your first year at UM, instead of the full international student rates. Learn more by attending one of our events for prospective Minnesota students.

Chat with us

Our student ambassadors represent our diverse community and can offer their perspective on different aspects of university life, from their personal experiences in their chosen program to more practical matters such as living and working on campus. Browse our list of available students and start chatting today.

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  • We're here to help

    Ellen Leciejewski
    Student Recruitment Officer
    Region: Canada, United States, Latin America, the Caribbean

    Phone: +1-431-337-2448



Contact us

Undergraduate Student Recruitment
4th floor UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Toll free: 1-800-224-7713 ext:8808