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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.

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 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.

  • U.S. student recruitment officer, Jillayne Bohlen.
  • We're here to help

    Jillayne Bohlen is a U.S. student recruitment officer at the University of Manitoba. She is originally from the U.S. but moved to Canada to attend the university. She graduated from UM with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Political Economy and recently became a permanent resident of Canada!

    Contact Jillayne with any questions you have about applying from the U.S. or attending UM as a U.S. student.

    Jillayne Bohlen
    U.S. Student Recruitment Officer

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.


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