International Studies & Programs



Apply now to become a Michigan State Spartan!

Before you apply. be sure to check our Admissions Requirements. Once you have ensured you meet all requirements, you will need to gather these important documents to complete your application.

This process is for the American Semester Program, not exchanges. For the Exchange Student application, please go here.

  1. A completed American Semester Program application
  2. Payment of the non-refundable $75 application fee. This must be paid before your application will be considered or processed. Pay application fee (follow the link to our Cashnet storefront. On the right hand side of the screen click "Semester Program Payments & Registrations. Click "American Semester Program Application Fee" and follow the prompts).
  3. A copy of English Language Proficiency (see PDF for accepted documents)
  4. A copy of current or most recent academic transcript
  5. A copy of any certificates or diplomas of graduation from colleges or universities you have attended, at the highest level only (if applicable)
  6. Personal statement highlighting your academic and personal goals (500 words or less)
  7. Copy of Proof of Financial Support. The minimum required amount of support varies depending on one or two semesters of study at MSU. Total proof of funding must cover program fees, including tuition, room & board, living expenses and health insurance. See our Program Fees page for total costs for your program.
  8. A copy of your passport

Once you have collected all necessary documents, please submit them all to american(at) with the subject line: American Semester Program Application.

IMPORTANT: Upon acceptance of the program, you will be prompted to fill out your shipping information. This information will be used to send your visa paperwork once it is completed. To learn more about our shipping process, please view this PDF.


For program or application questions, contact Nick Schrader.

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