University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota

Location
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA

Website
und.edu

Availability
Available university-wide 


  • University overview minus-thick plus-thick

    Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, University of North Dakota (UND) gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 550-acre campus, the state’s largest. UND has emerged as an innovator in energy, medicine, aviation, and unmanned aircraft systems. 
     
    Increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation, the National Science Foundation ranks UND #151 in the nation. UND is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and positioned with Stanford, Harvard and MIT among the Top 25 Most Innovative Schools. 
     
    UND has more than 250 student clubs and organisations with a strong sports culture. The UND ice hockey team has won eight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship, most recently in 2016 and is considered a powerhouse in the ice hockey arena. 

  • City overview minus-thick plus-thick

    The city of Grand Forks, established in 1881, was named for its location at the confluence of the Red River and the Red Lake River. The city, which sits on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota, is 2.5 hours' drive south of Winnipeg, Canada. With a population of 70,700 inhabitants, Grand Forks is the third largest city in North Dakota.

  • Key attractions minus-thick plus-thick
    • North Dakota Museum of Art 
    • St. Michael’s Catholic Church 
    • Sorlie Memorial Bridge 
    • The Greenway Park 
    • Downtown Grand Forks Historic District 
    • Sertoma Park 
    • Ralph Englestad Hockey Arena
    • Splasher’s of the South Seas Waterpark 
  • Country overview minus-thick plus-thick

    The United States of America, commonly known as the United States, US, USA or simply America, is a country in North America. Most of the country is located between Canada and Mexico, but also includes places such as Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The capital is Washington D.C., but the most populous city is New York City.

    At 9.8 million square kilometres, the US is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area, only slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. It is the world's third most populous country, with an estimated population of over 327 million people.

    You're likely already familiar with some aspects of the US such as cross-country road trips, hearty food portions and the massive scale of everything. It is near impossible to run out of things to discover in this country! Every one of the 50 states is incredibly different, so depending where you go within the US you might feel you’re in a different country. This a very diverse nation, as people immigrate from all over the world, bringing in different religions, races, cultural traditions, and political beliefs.

    You can visit one of over 35,000 museums, check out the major cities, visit small towns and farmlands, and explore the massive and beautiful national parks such as Yellowstone and Zion. You could also visit neighbouring Canada or Mexico if you want to travel more. The US is a hub of industry and culture for nearly every aspect of modern life, so having the chance to study here can really expand your networks and open you up to future possibilities abroad.

    Did you know?

    A small community in the Grand Canyon still receives their mail via mule service as motorized delivery is not possible. The service runs six days a week with at least two mule trains daily so that animals and riders don’t have to make the trip down to the village and back without an overnight stop. Believe it or not, scientists at the Utah State University have proven at millimetre scale that the topography of the state of Kansas is actually flatter than a pancake!

  • Further resources minus-thick plus-thick

University of North Dakota

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

Go back to search

Fall Semester (SP5)
August to December

Spring Semester (SP2)
January to May


University of North Dakota

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

Go back to search

Weather
Autumn/Winter: -17°c to 6°c
Spring/Summer: 10°c to 27°c

Currency
$ US Dollars

Local language/s
English


  • Getting there minus-thick plus-thick

    You will be matched with a student peer mentor who will assist you with airport pickup on your arrival at Grand Forks International Airport. You will receive more information once your application has been accepted by University of North Dakota. Should you wish to clarify further, please contact the UND International Centre. 

  • Accommodation minus-thick plus-thick

    University of North Dakota encourages all exchange students to reside on-campus as you will be close to all the resources available to you. The residence halls includes the following amenities; high-speed Internet and wireless, laundry and kitchenette, cable TV and streaming movies, microwavesResNet computer support and study loungesTo look at on-campus options please see here. 

  • Living costs minus-thick plus-thick

    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to University of North Dakota, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $4500
    Health Insurance  $1815 per semester 
    Accommodation (inc. meals)  $7000 per semester 
    Meals/Groceries  $600 to 800 per month 
    Accommodation   $5565 per semester 
    Transportation  $52 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $500 to 600 per month 

    More information can be found here.

  • Funding minus-thick plus-thick

    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website. 

  • Insurance minus-thick plus-thick

    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student at University of North Dakota, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See here for more information. 

University of North Dakota

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

Go back to search

Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on United States is available  here.   
   
United States embassy website can be found here.   
  
University of North Dakota student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

University of North Dakota

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

Go back to search

No available summer/winter school

University of North Dakota is not an exchange partner for Summer /Winter school. 
 
To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

University of North Dakota website

Visit website

Hear from our past students

Want to know more about studying overseas? Check out our returned student reports.

Find out more