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.
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
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
Proceed to 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
- Complete Application at:
- Undergraduate: http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/apply/
- Graduate: http://www.grad.msstate.edu/
- Pay the application fee: $60.00 (undergraduate); $80.00 (graduate)
- Send us your High School / Secondary School Transcripts
- 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