Info for International Students

Welcoming Students From Around the World 

Students from almost 30 countries and a diversity of cultures find their educational home at the University of Mary each fall. We’re excited for you to become a member of our community!

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During Welcome Week, you’ll have the opportunity to ease into campus life and get to know your future classmates.  

Karel Sovak mentoring a young college student.


Our Student Success team will help you tailor your learning plan to your academic and professional goals.

Living room set up in Roers Hall featuring a fireplace, couches, and tables.


You’ll have access to a variety of on-campus living options, from spacious residence hall suites to furnished multi-bedroom apartments.

On-Campus Clinic

Health Care

Our student health clinic staff will take care of all your routine medical needs — annual check-ups, medication refills, seasonal vaccinations, and more.

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Student Life

With our 40+ active student clubs and organizations, you’ll have no trouble meeting new friends who share your interests.

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24/7 Emergency Assistance

We’re committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. 

Jobs at Mary

International students with F-1 visas can work on-campus jobs at Mary.

Julia Vanwynsberghe

Being an international student and coming to a new place where you don't know anyone can be intimidating. In my case, it didn't take long for the University of Mary to feel like home. Due to Mary’s small student population, I was able to build connections with faculty who helped me along the way.
The International Student Office knew me personally and was able to help me with various situations that arose. The support provided for international students is excellent, and I always knew I had support if I needed it.

Julia G. Vanwynsberghe, Canada
Four Year-Round Campus students studying at a downtown Bismarck business.

Year-Round Campus

Want to do more in four? You can earn your bachelor’s degree in 2.6 years or your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years through our one-of-a-kind Year-Round Campus (YRC) program.

Living in North Dakota

North Dakota offers the best of the American Midwest: rolling prairies, wide-open skies, four seasons, and friendly, welcoming people. Bismarck is North Dakota’s capital city, which means that a major airport as well as many of stores, shops, and restaurants are just a 15-minute drive away from campus.  

Average temperatures range from 52°F (11°C) to 82°F (29°C) during the spring, summer, and fall. Winter lows sometimes fall below 0°F (-18°C). At Mary, we embrace the changing climate and make the most of every season, enjoying hiking, kayaking, and stargazing on warm summer evenings and skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding in the winter.

You can also view our campus gallery for more photo across campus.

International Student Office

We offer a wide selection of customized support services — including student visa and immigration assistance, academic advising, career counseling, and much more — through our International Student Office. Our dedicated staff are just a call or a click away! 

Have Questions?

You can reach us by phone at 1-701-355-8134 or email us anytime. We’re ready to help!