Welcome to Mississippi State University!

The International Services Office exists to meet the needs of our international student and scholar population as well as provide international travel assistance for MSU faculty and staff.

For international students newly admitted to MSU, please visit the “New Students” link to the right. There, you will find information about receiving your I-20 or DS-2019, the steps to get an F-1 or J-1 visa, and pre-arrival information to guide you in preparing to travel. You’ll also find information about what to do in your first days on campus. We can’t wait to meet you!

The “Current Students” link helps our enrolled or recently graduated F-1 and J-1 students navigate their immigration benefits. Under the Forms and Policies page, you can find brief explanations of both regulatory and office policies along with the forms associated with those requests.

Under the “Visiting Scholar” link, MSU host departments and Visiting Scholars can find out information about how to invite an international visiting scholar, what the departmental obligations are for visiting scholars, and what is required of the scholar upon arrival.