International resident scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status.


Honors College Tuition Grant
Awarded to international Honors College invitees who have been offered a professorial assistantship. Grant equalizes tuition and fees to the rate charged to Michigan residents, renewable for eight semesters.*

Global Spartan Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of academically talented applicants; $1,000 annually for two semesters.

Red Cedar Scholarship
Awarded to dependents or grandchildren of MSU alumni; $3,000 annually, renewable for eight semesters.

Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship
Awarded for use with an MSU-sponsored or cosponsored study abroad program outside of the United States; $3,000 or $5,000, depending on the length of the program.

Professorial Assistantship
Awarded to Honors College invitees with exceptional academic records; $3,000 stipend for faculty-mentored research or scholarly activity, renewable for four semesters.* For more information about the Professorial Assistantship program, including eligibility criteria, visit MSU’s Honors College.

Global Neighbors Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of academically talented applicants; $6,000 annually for eight semesters.

Honors College National Scholarship
Awarded to out-of-state Honors College invitees who are citizens of Canada or Mexico; $15,000 annually for eight semesters.* Review the Honors College admission criteria.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver
Students who graduate from a Michigan high school, with non-U.S. residency status, may be eligible to receive the tuition waiver which equalizes tuition/fees to in-state rates (approximately $23,000 annually). Please contact the MSU Office of the Registrar for consideration.

*Fall and spring semesters during undergraduate enrollment