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 all the conveniences of a big city. Academic programs at BSU focus on personalized, hands-on learning. From their first class to their final presentation, students are challenged and supported by professors who are committed to their success.

Affordability & Flexibility

We offer all international students an in-state tuition rate which provides 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 International Program Center 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.