Higher Education for Global Citizens

Welcome to Minerva


Combining innovative curriculum with immersive global experience, Minerva offers an intensive university education designed to prepare you for success in today’s rapidly changing global context.

In support of our shared commitment to cultivating students' global perspective and passion for lifelong learning, Minerva is offering a $10,000 USD needs-based scholarship opportunity for students from Southeast Asia who have completed their Cambridge International Examination AS/A-Level exams.

Further your global education.

Start your free application today.

Global Experience
Innovative Learning
Accessible Admissions
100 % merit-based admissions:

No application fee

No SATs or other standardized tests

No quotas of any kind

No enrollment maximum

The experience is challenging, but applying to Minerva is simple. Begin with our online application and share your basic information. You will then gain access to the Admission Center, and an admissions process that allows you to showcase skills and achievements in unique ways.

Minerva's tuition is less than a quarter of that at other top institutions, but we go further, offering need-based financial aid through scholarships, work study, and loans. All qualified students are eligible, regardless of where you come from.

As a CIE student, you are also eligible for a $10,000 need-based scholarship. Upon completing the admissions process, you will automatically be considered for this special scholarship — no additional applications or essays required.

Apply now, and begin a new journey.



March 15, 2017
Regular Decision II Deadline
Fiona and Xiaofan in Yerba Buena Center
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Meet Minerva students at an upcoming live information session.

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