University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

International Student
Funding Program

Global Excellence Scholarships
(Merit-based awards given at admission to undergraduate students only)

All international freshmen and transfer students who are admitted to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship (GES).

Awards are competitive and based on academic merit. Students selected for the GES awards are among the best in their high school class and show a record of very strong academic preparation.

There is no separate scholarship application available; undergraduate students are automatically considered for the GES based on an overall assessment of their on-time application for admission into the University of Minnesota. All awards are made at the time of admission, so continuing students who were not initially awarded are not eligible to apply.

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