North Dakota and Montana Students

North Dakota and Montana Students

Searching for a unique post-secondary experience? Ready to move away from home but out-of-state tuition is too high? Maybe you want a small college experience without having to switch schools to complete your degree? The University of Regina in Canada may be what you’ve been looking for.

Education is standardized across Canada so you are assured a high quality post-secondary experience – no matter where you study!

We are home to a number of unique programs and three federated colleges which provide an even more intimate learning community-within-a-community. The U of R encourages our students to participate in study abroad programs and practical learning opportunities – including some which are paid. Sound interesting?

Top 5 Reasons You Should Come to the University of Regina

Did you know that thanks to some already existing agreements, North Dakota and Montana students get the same tuition rates as Canadian students – in Canadian dollars? Note: See the residency requirements below the tuition table.

It makes pursuing your studies with us pretty affordable because you don’t have to worry about out-of-state tuition rates and you will save even more because of the exchange rate. For you, it means lower-cost, high-quality international education.

Depending on your area of study, a year of tuition can cost around $8000 Canadian dollars which is about $6000 USD, depending on how the exchange goes that day.

Imagine: an entire four years of tuition for around $25,000 to $30,000!

Tuition Fees


Housing Fees



Faculty Full Year
(10 Courses)
apartment (CAD)
single dorm
& meal plan***
    Total Tuition +
Tution +Dorm***
& meal plan
Arts $7335 CAD
($5574 USD*)
  $6964 CAD
($5292 USD*)
$9723 CAD
($7389 USD*)
  $14299 CAD
($10867 USD*)
$17058 CAD
($12964 USD*)
Business $8700 CAD
($6612 USD*)
  $6964 CAD
($5292 USD*)
$9723 CAD
($7389 USD*)
  $15664 CAD
($11904 USD*)
$18423 CAD
($14001 USD*)
Education $7562 CAD
($5747 USD*)
  $6964 CAD
($5292 USD*)
$9723 CAD
($7389 USD*)
  $14526 CAD
($11040 USD*)
$17285 CAD
($13137 USD*)
Media, Art, and
$7725 CAD
($5871 USD*)
  $6964 CAD
($5292 USD*)
$9723 CAD
($7389 USD*)
  $14689 CAD
($11163 USD*)
$17448 CAD
($13260 USD*)
Science $7725 CAD
($5871 USD*))
  $6964 CAD
($5292 USD*)
$9723 CAD
($7389 USD*)
  $14689 CAD
($11163 USD*)
$17448 CAD
($13260 USD*)

*This is based on current tuition and fees and an exchange rate of .76 (or 1.32). Tuition rates are subject to change. Tuition is calculated by Financial Services based on credit hours. This range is simply to help students in the planning process.
** This option does not include meals, as there are cooking facilities in the apartment. You may add a standard meal plan for $3,171 CDN (2409 USD).
*** This option includes the standard meal plan.

Residency Requirements

The University of Regina grants students the right to pay the same tuition and fee rates of Canadian citizens if they are US citizens and have been residents of North Dakota or Montana for at least one full year prior to the time of admission. In order to qualify for this, students must provide one of the following documents at the time of application:

  • A copy of their Montana or North Dakota Driver’s License
  • A copy if their Montana or North Dakota Voter Registration
  • Copies of both sides of their Student Authorization (visa)
  • A copy of their DD214 from the Department of Defense
  • A copy of their military dependent I.D.

We get it - you want a little independence. University of Regina is close, but not too close. About four hours from Minot, AND and only two hours from the Montana border, you can still head home for long weekends and breaks. There’s also the Regina International Airport in case you plan on travelling a little further away.

Plan your road trips home!

  Distance to Regina
Minot, ND 4 Hours (245 miles)
Great Falls, MT 7.5 Hours (462 miles)
Billings, MT 7.5 Hours (472 miles)
Jamestown, ND 7 Hours (414 miles)
Fargo, ND 8.5 Hours (512 miles)

The U of R has six residences and every one of them has individual bedrooms, so no sharing your personal space! You may even have your own bathroom or only have to share with a few people. We have dorm rooms and apartments of all different sizes - check out some of the options and a few photos here.

Campion College and Luther College are two of our federated colleges here on campus. Students can choose one of our colleges when studying in Arts, Fine Arts (Media, Art, & Performance), and Science. Why is this great for you?

  1. Start and finish your Liberal Arts Bachelor's Degree in one place.
  2. Develop academically, socially, and spiritually.
  3. Earn a four-year degree, receive small Christian college supports.

Our colleges each offer a customized experience, one-on-one support, and a number of other unique opportunities.

Campion College - As Canada's only undergraduate Jesuit College, Campion is a member of the Association of Jesuit Universities in the United States. Their sister colleges include Georgetown, Boston College, Loyola, and Gonzaga.

Luther College - Luther College at the University of Regina is known for excellent teaching, programs, and student support. Informed by a progressive understanding of Christianity and welcoming of all cultures, creeds, and orientations, Luther will be your home base within the larger university community.

First Nations University - First Nations University is a unique Canadian institution that specializes in Indigenous knowledge, providing post-secondary education for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike within a culturally supportive environment.

Maybe you haven't noticed, but there is a big difference when you convert American money to Canadian dollars. You make money simply by switching currencies! Living in Canada while pursuing your degree means you can take advantage of that currency boost in your everyday life, from buying groceries to paying bills. And our money is colour-coded and smells like maple syrup. Okay, just kidding on the maple syrup part - we were seeing if you were still reading.



Upcoming Events


We can’t wait to meet you! We may be coming to your school, so visit our booth and learn about all the exciting opportunities at the University of Regina. Please check the list below for the schools and dates that a University of Regina representative will be visiting:


September 9, 2019 MSU Northern, Havre College
September 10, 2019 Glasgow
September 11, 2019 Sidney
September 12, 2019 Miles City Community College
September 12, 2019 Colstrip



North Dakota:

September 9, 2019


September 9, 2019 Bismarck, ND (College & High school)
September 10, 2019 Beulah
September 10, 2019 Dickinson State University
September 11, 2019 Williston State University
September 11, 2019 Minot
September 12, 2019 Minot State University
September 12, 2019 Dakota College at Bottineau
September 16, 2019 Fargo
September 16, 2019 NDSCS at Wahpeton
September 17, 2019 Oakes
September 17, 2019 Valley City
September 18, 2019 Jamestown
September 18, 2019 Lake Region State College at Devil's Lake
September 19, 2019 Grafton
September 19, 2019 Mayville State University
September 19, 2019 Grand Forks
September 20, 2019 Grand Forks

Have Questions?

Selecting a university is a big deal – especially outside your country! You probably have a lot of questions about study permits, Canadian holidays, our campus, and more. We would love for you to come visit and see for yourself what the University of Regina and our colleges have to offer. In the meantime, here’s a list of common questions to help!


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