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International Students


Program Center

Deputy Hall 103
Summer office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Office hours (during the Academic Year): 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: 218.755.4096
Fax: 218.755.2074

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907


International Students

Health Insurance

The United States does not have a national health care system available to nonimmigrant students; therefore, the cost of medical care is the responsibility of the individual. All international students and visiting scholars engaged in educational activities are required to purchase the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities international student accident and illness insurance plan, unless they can provide written verification that their government or sponsoring agency accepts full responsibility for any medical claims that might occur. This mandate exists for the protection of international students and provides a health plan against financial hardship resulting from the need for medical attention.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has contracted with United Healthcare Student Resources to be the provider of our domestic and international student health insurance. Insurance coverage provided by United Healthcare and Student Resources is on an annual basis, beginning in August of each year. You will be required to purchase the insurance plan offered by United Healthcare Student Resources before enrolling in classes.

You must be prepared to pay for your health insurance (approximately $1,200.00) during orientation. Bemidji State University bills for your insurance coverage and payment will be due before you will be allowed to register for classes for your first semester.