International resident scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status. A limited number of scholarships are available; meeting the criteria for an award does not guarantee that an offer will be made. All specific scholarship award amounts are listed in U.S. dollars.


Honors College Tuition Grant
Awarded to international Honors College invitees who have been offered a Professorial Assistantship. Grant equalizes tuition/fees to in-state rates (approximately $23,000 annually).*

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.

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.* Please see 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.

Global Neighbors Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of academically talented applicants; $6,000 annually 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 co-sponsored study abroad program outside of the United States; $3,000 or $5,000, depending upon the length of the program.  Award must be used with the first eight semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate at MSU or before completion of the undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first.

*Fall and spring semesters during undergraduate enrollment