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Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU)

Available places: 0 (for the academic year 2021/2022)

Established: 1868
Number of students: 15,000
Campus: Main campus is situated in Mankato but the university also has three satellite campuses.
Student life: On campus there is a recreation centre offering a number of training activities, sports clubs, climbing walls.

Student Activities Office organises several activities in campus, for example: theatre, music performanes, film screenings, festivals and job fairs.

About Mankato

Mankato with surrounding areas has over 40,000 inhabitants. In and around the city there are parks, nature areas, lakes, rivers, gorges and woodlands. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as cross country skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, hiking, canoeing and cycling. There are also a number of vineyards where visitors can try grape stomping.

Information from Minnesota State University, Mankato

Note: Mandatory insurance must be paid by student accepted for exchange

Closed programmes: Programmes/courses on graduate level.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): 15 credits

Course types: 1–4 credits/course

Course levels
100: 1st year students
200: 2nd year students
300: 3rd year students
400: 4th year students (+ graduate/doctoral)

Academic year:
Autumn term: August–December
Spring term: January–May

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Incoming Students

Course information

Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs.