Visiting Scholars


The Visiting Scholars year is for students, looking for a rigorous, interactive academic experience, to establish transferable skills and knowledge which are at the core of Minerva’s transformational education.

Through Minerva's Cornerstone courses, students develop the cognitive skills needed to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors. This unique curriculum taught on ForumTM online learning environment allows students to learn how to think critically and creatively and communicate and interact effectively.

Minerva Schools are part of KGI, which is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Attend active learning classes from anywhere in the world

Affordable tuition and fees totaling $16,450 for two semesters

Course credits may be transferred to other higher education institutions for both semester- and year-long options*

Collaborate within a community committed to solving complex global problems

Engage with expert faculty and peers from around the world

*see Frequently Asked Questions


Program Details

This two-semester offering allows high school graduates and current university students or graduates the opportunity to engage in an unparalleled learning experience. The Cornerstone courses — 32 units in all — teach the breadth and depth of transferable and interdisciplinary knowledge that will be your foundation whether your next step is attending university, launching a business, or entering the workforce. Every class is highly interactive utilizing Minerva’s fully active learning methodology.

By allowing students to be a Visiting Scholar from anywhere in the world, you will be learning alongside students who share your goals of developing new ways of thinking and problem solving, but have very different backgrounds, values, and future ambitions. Scholars will engage with their classmates inside and outside of class through virtual community programming, as well as group career coaching and talent development sessions.

Admissions Process

Minerva will invite qualified students based on their applications for admissions to the Undergraduate program.

Applications for the Visiting Scholar's year 2021-22 will open soon. Students accepted to a leading university may qualify for the Visiting Scholar year by providing basic identifiable information and proof of admission. Additional information and a list of pre-approved schools can be found in our FAQ. Students from universities that are not pre-approved will be admitted on a case-by-case basis depending on the rigor of their curriculum and English language proficiency.

If you are interested in registering for the Visiting Scholars year, sign up to receive additional information and attend upcoming events.

Active Learning in Small Seminars

Fully Active Learning enabled by Forum is now the gold standard for synchronous, discussion-based seminars taught by outstanding and experienced professors in every class session.

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Direct interaction with your professor

Dynamic instruction, peer learning, and frequent feedback

Attendance from anywhere with broadband internet

Enhanced performance review and progress tracking

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Visiting Scholars Frequently Asked Questions