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Apply to an Exchange Program

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2021 & Academic Year 2021-2022 | April 1, 2021

Spring 2022 (Only) | October 1, 2021

 

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Click here to watch the video walkthrough of filling out a VIATRM Application


Apply now to become a Michigan State Spartan!

STEP ONE

Create a Traveler Profile in our Online Application System (hosted through ViaTRM)

STEP TWO

Before you apply, confirm you meet all Admissions Requirements. Once you have ensured you meet all requirements, you will need to gather the following documents to complete your application (do not begin your application without these documents!). All documents MUST be in English:

  • Passport Copy
  • Academic Transcripts (compile all into single PDF)
  • MSU Housing Request Form (fillable)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (ex: TOEFL, IELTS results, etc.)
  • Personal Statement (essay of 500 words or less)
  • Financial Support & Documentation. Proof of funding must cover program fee for semester(s) at MSU (this includes: tuition, room & board, health insurance, books, living expenses, etc.). If you plan to use your parent or legal guardian's financial documents to show proof of funding, please complete this form and upload it along with all other financial documents.

STEP THREE

Once you have created your Traveler Profile and collected all the required documentation to apply, you can browse our programs and apply to the program of your choice.

Undergraduate students should apply to the program titled "Exchange Program: Undergraduate/Bachelor". Graduate students should apply to the program titled "Exchange Program: Graduate/Master".

The application should take 15-20 minutes in total. Please make sure not accidentally apply to the American Semester Program. Although Exchanges is part of that unit of Education Abroad Programs, it is an entirely different program and requires you to submit an application for Exchange.  If you are ready to apply, please click the button below:

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STEP FOUR

As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit a non-refundable $75 application fee. This fee must be paid before your application will be considered or processed. Follow this link to our Cashnet storefront (Select "Semester Program Payments & Registrations" on the right-hand side of the screen, then click "Exchanges Application Fee". 

STEP Five

After submitting the application, please check frequently with ViaTRM for additional forms and steps.  The MSU Course Request Form will become available in ViaTRM post acceptance and after your student id has been created.  


IMPORTANT:

  • This process is for Exchange Programs between MSU and your home university (semester and academic year), not summer short courses or the American Semester Program. For the American Semester Program application, please go here. For summer programs, please go here.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee must be paid before your application will be considered or processed. Follow this link to our Cashnet storefront (Select "Semester Program Payments & Registrations" on the right-hand side of the screen, then click "Exchanges Application Fee".
  • All proof of funds (bank letter or bank statement) must be on letterhead or stamped, signed, dated and no older than 6 months. Proofs need to be in English or provided in its original form with a third party translation (cannot be done by you or a family member) that includes the ‘Certification by Translator’ found below. 
    • The following example must be reproduced on a separate document:

      Certification by Translator: I [typed name], certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and ________ languages and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled [file name].

    • All translation documents must also include the name of the translator (typed), signature, date and full address.
  • Upon acceptance of the semester 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 more information about this program, please contact Haley Thompson.