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University of Minnesota SAX
Minneapolis, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Details:
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Undergraduate, Undergraduate research
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:


University of Minnesota

Location: Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
Year Established: 1851
Student population: 51,000 (5,500 international students)
University ranking: 65
The University of Minnesota is a comprehensive research university with more than 250 fields of study, known worldwide for top-ranked programs and innovative research.

Check out 10 cool things on campus at the University of Minnesota.
Unique characteristics
The University of Minnesota has an extensive library system, impressive sports stadiums, and unique performing arts facilities. Students enjoy valuable real-world experiences including service learning, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and student leadership groups. 
The “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and St. Paul are the main commercial and cultural center of the upper Midwest; the metropolitan area is home to 3.3 million people and several Fortune 500 companies. Both cities are on convenient rail, bus, and bike routes. Nearby lakes, trails, and parks provide many outdoor recreation opportunities. Experience two unique downtowns with excellent theaters, music venues, museums and professional sports, welcoming a diverse and international community.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences






Social Work

Health Sciences





Exclusions:  Economics, Microbiology, Clothing, Graphic, and Interior Design, Management of Technology courses, Journalism process courses (e.g. photography, editing), and graduate classes in the Carlson School of Management, including MBA courses (6000-level management courses). The professional schools’ graduate-level courses are also not available to exchange students: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Law, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Generally, courses designated as 8,000-level are not accessible to exchange students admitted as non-degree seeking undergraduates regardless of previous experience. 

Teaching Periods: Semesters
Fall Semester  - September - December
Spring Semester - January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Letter grades at the host university are awarded based on the 4-point scale.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period

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Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirement
Non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. TOEFL: 79 iBT, Writing sub-score 21 IELTS: 6.5, with writing sub-score 6.5. Students with TOEFL scores 68-78 or writing sub-scores below 21 may be nominated for admission only to the College of Liberal Arts, and will be required to either take an English placement test on arrival or register for an ESL academic writing course before further course registration is allowed. There is no additional cost for ESL courses, and they earn credit toward full-time course load minimums.

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas

Student Health Benefit Plan: $999 per semester (2015-16 rate) All students are required to purchase this policy. No substitute plans can be accepted.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University's calendar
Orientation is held prior to the start of semester

Support Services 
Support services are available to exchange students

Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The United States in Australia

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Student Experiences

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