Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States should apply to Michigan State University as international students. Citizens with dual U.S. citizenship should apply as citizens even if they currently reside outside the U.S.
Admission to Michigan State University is competitive. Students applying for Fall semester (August) admission are encouraged to apply during the fall of the prior year for maximum consideration. Students applying for Spring semester (January) admission may begin applying in September. Michigan State does not admit international undergraduate students for the Summer semester. Please note that the application for admission may not be available at certain times of the year.
Interested students should submit an online application for admission. Decisions are typically made eight to 12 weeks after all application materials are received.
Important: In applying, applicants must certify that all documents submitted as part of the application for admission are authentic. Any falsification of academic records through omission or misstatement may result in cancellation of admission and/or other disciplinary action by Michigan State University. Each student is responsible for all information contained in his/her application for admission. Students who employ consultants in the application process are still responsible for the content and authenticity of their own applications.
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In order to obtain the documents needed to file for a student visa (I-20 or DS-2019), admitted students must submit the non-refundable Advanced Enrollment Deposit and provide proof of financial support in the form of the affidavit of support with supporting bank statement (name of the account holder must be in English). The financial documents are not required until after the student is admitted to the university.
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet one of the following language proficiency requirements for regular admission to Michigan State University. Students with acceptable academic credentials who do not meet language proficiency requirements may be admitted on provisional status. Students who may be admitted provisionally are still required to submit English language proficiency exam scores to the Office of Admissions.
The following requirements pertain to undergraduate students only. Graduate applicants should consult MSU's Graduate School for minimum English language requirements.
Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher
Provisional admission: Score of 6.0
Regular admission: Score of 480 or higher
Regular admission: Subscore of 18 or higher on the English section
Provisional admission: Average score of 65-79
Regular admission: Score of 4 or higher
Regular admission: Average score of 80 or higher
Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, international applicants taking the MELAB must complete the MELAB speaking test
Regular admission: Score of 65 with no subscore below 15
Applications are valid for one year beyond the semester of submission. It is not necessary to submit a new application form or application fee during this period. To be considered for an alternate semester, contact the Office of Admissions before your application expires.
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