International Exchange Partners

Exchange Partner Universities

Exchange Partner Universities
University / Institution City, Country
Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) Varied Locations
Institut National des Sciences Apliquees (INSA) de Toulouse Toulouse, France
Ecole des Mines D'Albi-Carmaux Albi, France
University of Guelph Ontario, Canada
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland
Politecnico di Torino Torino, Italy
Universita di Roma Tor Vergata Rome, Italy
University of Catania Catania, Italy
Akita International University Akita, Japan
University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo, Brazil
HEC Management School - University of Liege Liege, Belgium
University of Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia
Grenoble Ecole de Management Grenoble, France
Kazan Federal University Kazan, Russia
Universite Laval Quebec, Canada
Chung-Ang University Seoul, Korea
Universidad de Alcala Alcala, Spain
University of Primorska  
Koper & Piran,


Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Madrid Madrid, Spain
Universidad de Chile - Faculty of Business and Economics Santiago, Chile
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Ikoma, Japan

Steps to Apply As Incoming International Exchange Students

Once an institution completes the on-line nomination form, students will complete an application for admissions with MSU’s Office of Admissions and Scholarships or the Office of Graduate Studies. For undergraduate students, international exchange students apply to MSU as transfer students. Students must have a minimum of one year of study to be considered for the exchange pro-gram and must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA by MSU’s standards. Graduate international exchange students typically apply as un-classified unless they are degree seeking students. International students must submit an appropriate TOEFL/IELTS score for ad-mission into the graduate school. Additional information found on page two.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Per our agreements, students will pay tuition at their home institutions. However, there will be several fees that apply to incoming exchange students. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum 12 hours of course work and graduate students are required to complete a minimum of nine hours of course work.

Step One

Is your institution an exchange partner with MSU? If the answer is "yes," then you may proceed to the exchange nomination process. If the answer is "no," then you are not eligible for exchange.

Proceed to Step Two

Step Two

If you answered yes to the previous question, then you are eligible to be nominated for exchange! Nominations must be submitted by the exchange coordinator or study abroad/education advisor from your institution. The deadlines are listed below and may also be found at the top of the nomination form

Exchange Nomination Deadlines
Semester Date
Summer March 1
Fall April 1
Spring October 1

Proceed to Step Three

Step Three

Once your nomination has been accepted, you must apply to the university. Deadlines for applications are listed below for the Office of Admissions and Scholarships (undergraduates) and the Office of the Graduate School (graduates).

Steps to getting admitted

  1. Complete Application at:
    1. Undergraduate:
    2. Graduate:
  2. Pay the application fee: $60.00 (undergraduate); $80.00 (graduate)
  3. Send us your High School / Secondary School Transcripts
  4. Letter from your school attesting your language capabilities or TOEFL/IELTS score that meets the minimum requirements for admission.

Admissions Application Deadlines

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: March 1

For questions about becoming an international exchange student, please email for more information.
If you are an MSU student interested in being an exchange student abroad, visit our Office of Study Abroad.