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Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 | April 15, 2019



Apply now to become a Michigan State Spartan!


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 Course 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.


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


Once you have created your Traveler Profile, 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. If you are ready to apply, please click the button below:



  • 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.
  • 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: name of 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 Doreen Sheridan.

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