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Bethel University is a vibrant, Christ-centered educational community. Our students bring unique backgrounds and interests, but share a common goal: to become whole and holy persons. Nearly 3,000 undergraduate students live, work, and worship together on our 245-acre main campus, which is just 20 minutes from the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

To consider your application for admissions, Bethel University must receive the following: 

  • Online application 
    • Included in the online application is your personal faith statement, which adds to our picture of who you are and is crucial to our evaluation of your application.
      • Essay prompt: In 300-500 words, describe: 1) your relationship with Jesus Christ, sharing experiences and/or influences that have contributed to your spiritual development; 2) why you want to attend Bethel University. 
  • High school transcript or secondary education records
  • College or university transcripts
  • Certification of Finances
  • Standardized exams

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2018 is May 1, 2018

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Scholarship for International Students

The Royal Merit Scholarship is available to new and transfer degree-seeking students. 


$2,500 to $18,200


Renewable each year.


This academic and achievement scholarship is awarded based on information provided in the application for admission. Scholarship notification will be included in your financial aid award letter.

Primary awarding criteria:

  • High school grade point average (un-weighted on 4.0 point scale)
  • ACT composite or SAT (math and verbal scores)

Secondary criteria:

  • Pastoral or missionary service (parents of dependent students)
  • Either parent or sibling attended Bethel or is a current student

Academic requirements

Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree.


If you have any questions, talk with our international student counselor.

Additional Resources

Admissions Features


Majors and Minors

Take a look at our majors and minors to see if Bethel has the right program for you.


Financial Aid

Last year, Bethel gave out $30 million in financial aid to help students pursue their education. Learn more about the financial aid available to you.

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