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University of Minnesota, Department of Food Science and Nutrition

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Last updated February, 2020

Academic information

Course information

Semester dates

  • Academic Year: September - May 
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Winter Term: January - May
  • Academic Calendar   

Course load and minimum unit requirements

  • Minimum Course Load - 12 Credit Hours per Semester
  • Maximum Course Load - 19 Credit Hours per Semester

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Accommodation and the cost of living


There are many housing options on the St. Paul or Minneapolis campus or off campus.

Minnesota: Accommodation

Estimated cost of living

  • 2020-2021: approx. USD $10,000 per semester (includes accommodation, meals, books & material, local transport).

Additional information

Student visa and insurance

Student Visas and Insurance information

U.S. Department of State

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Exchange experiences

You may wish to read the exchange experiences from Otago students who studied at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.


The University, city and region

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The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences uses research, education and outreach to find and share its discoveries on an enormous range of topics. Created in 2006 via the merger of two colleges and a department, today the college – better known as CFANS – consists of 12 academic departments and 10 research and outreach centers across Minnesota, plus the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bell Museum of Natural History and dozens of interdisciplinary centers that span the college, the university and the globe.

CFANS is the only U of M college that's fully based on the St. Paul campus. That's an added bonus, because this campus offers the best of both worlds. It's smaller and friendly, yet it offers all the resources and opportunities of a major university. when you want to visit the Minneapolis campus, you can take a free Campus Connector bus and you’ll be there in a few minutes.

The City of Minneapolis and region

As the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota is a prime destination for boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and more. With more than 90 theatres, Minneapolis has the second highest number per capita in the US, second only to New York City. Minneapolis is home to 130 art galleries, 20 music companies, 15 museums, 10 dance companies, and a newly built state-of-the-art downtown public library. The Twin Cities area is the entertainment and cultural heart of the Upper Midwest, with world-renowned museums and orchestras, and a hot music and nightclub scene.
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Further information

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