International Students

NMU signWhy should international students enroll at NMU? Because a small number of international students attend NMU, it is easy for you to make American friends, speak English, and learn about American culture in a safe, internationally friendly environment.

Compared to other state universities, the cost of attending NMU as an international student is quite low. In fact, NMU has the most affordable international student tuition in Michigan, and scholarships are available.

NMU has over 180 undergraduate and graduate degrees to fit your interests.

Click the links on the left side of this page to learn more about becoming an NMU student.


2016-2017 Tuition Rates

One year
(Two semesters)
Undergraduate Graduate MBA ESL
Tuition & Fees $15,262 $12,054 $11,908 $12,650
Room & Board $9,838 $9,838 $9,838 $9,838
Books & Supplies $730 $800 $800 $0
Health Insurance (9 months) $1,294 $1,294 $1,294 $1,294
Personal & Travel $2,207 $2,035 $2,035 $2,207
Total Cost   $29,331 $26,021 $25,875 $25,989
*Additional Health Care Costs:
Student $143.75 per month Student $143.75 per month + Spouse $479.80 per month Student $143.75 per month + child $213.75 per month
Student $143.75 per month + Children $427.50 per month
  • Click here to watch YouTube videos featuring international students sharing their experiences at NMU.
  • Check out 10 Things to do at NMU.
  • Click here to ask questions to current international students at NMU.