Application Process

Application deadlines:  January 5th to be considered for university funding | February 15 to be considered for departmental funding


International Students

All international applicants are required to be proficient in English as a condition for regular admission to Michigan State University. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate their proficiency by meeting certain minimum standards on any one of the following tests:


  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08549, USA).
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) (Testing and Certification Division, The English Language Institute, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA). 


  • English Language Center Test (English Language Center [ELC], Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1035, USA).


You can view the score requirements for full and provissional admision by clicking this link. 


OISS - Office of International Students and Scholars is the center for international student involvement at MSU. The office provides new student orientation, as well as other social and cultural programming throughout the year to assist students in fulfilling their educational objectives. From their website you will find information on the international student orientation,visastravelingmaintaining legal statusfinancial aid and MUCH MORE!