International Admissions

Bemidji State University welcomes international applicants from around the world.

Why BSU?

Our lakeside campus is situated in Bemidji, Minnesota, a small and welcoming town with plenty of modern amenities. It offers an ideal environment for focused university study. BSU faculty and staff provide all of our students with ample personal and academic support.

The International Program Center (IPC) is there as a resource for our international students, from the application process and their first day on campus to commencement.The IPC staff will be your go-to resource for any forms and documents you need. They can answer all of your questions about admissions, travel requirements, language resources and academic programs.

Affordability & Flexibility

We offer all international students in-state tuition rates which provides a huge savings to international students. Whatever your academic interests and professional goals, we can help you reach them without putting you and your family deep in debt. Once you are ready to apply, review our application instructions and contact the IPC with any questions.

English Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC) prepares students for academic success at BSU.  The ELC offers a full-time program located on our beautiful, lakeside campus.  Students can enroll in the program for one or two semesters depending on their needs.  Students in the ELC take intensive English classes, receive one-on-one tutoring and participate in fun cultural activities.  The ELC is a great option for students who do not yet meet BSU’s English requirements or who simply wish to improve their English.