International Student Exchange


The International Institute at Mississippi State University (MSU) hosts international exchange students from our global partner universities to provide a rewarding academic experience and true cultural exchange. At MSU, we value our international students and strive to enrich the lives of exchange students through strong academic programs and offering beneficial international services. MSU offers competitive programs in agriculture and life sciences; architecture, art, and design; arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, forest resources, and veterinary medicine. Attending MSU as an international exchange student will put you on a path to successfully reaching your academic, career, and personal goals. Join MSU in globally connecting the world and where We Ring True.

Partner Universities

Isik University, Maslak Campus Istanbul, Turkey
Universidad de Alcala Alcala, Spain
Akita International University Akita City, Japan
University of Ausburg Ausburg, Germany
Universitat Duisburg-Essen Duisburg, Germany
Politecnico di Torino Torino, Italy
University of Catania Catania, Italy
University of Rome Tor Vergata Roma, Italy
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland
University of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil
Kazan Federal University Kazan, Russia
Chung-Ang University Seoul, South Korea
Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse Toulouse, France
Ecole des Mines D’Albi-Carmaux Albi, France
Grenoble Ecole de Management Grenoble, France
Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing, China
University of Guelph Ontario, Canada
Universite Laval Quebec, Canada
Universite de Liege Liege, Belgium
University of Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia

Steps to Apply as an Incoming International Exchange Student

Step One
Your institution’s exchange coordinator must complete a nomination form before you submit your MSU admissions application.

Nomination Form

Step Two
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. Graduate international exchange students typically apply as unclassified unless you are a degree seeking student. Exchange students are required to pay an application fee. For undergraduate students, the application fee is $60. For graduate students, the application fee is $80.

Undergraduate Apply Now

Graduate Apply Now

Student Fees
International exchange students are exempted from paying tuition at MSU, but they are required to pay the following fees:

International Undergraduate Application Fee: $60
International Graduate Application Fee: $80
International Student Fee: $100
Exchange Student Fee: $200
Capital Improvement Fee: $50
Student Activities Fee: $5
Chest X-Ray and Blood Test: $140
Transcript Fee: $9.25 (exact pricing for order depends on options selected)

MSU Transcript Policy
International exchange students are required to follow the university’s transcript policy to obtain a copy of their transcripts. (Link the words - university’s transcript policy - to this link Requesting a transcript must be made online and a fee will be associated with obtaining a copy of the transcript. The fee is $9.25 per copy of the transcript, but exact pricing for orders depends on the options selected.


Exchange Information

Interactive Guide

Pre-Arrival Guide

About the University

For questions about becoming an international exchange student, email

If you are an MSU student interested in being an exchange student abroad, visit our Office of Study Abroad.