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Application Deadlines:

FALL 2019 | May 1, 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 "American Semester Program: Undergraduate/Bachelor". Graduate students should apply to the program titled "American Semester 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 the American Semester Program (semester and academic year), not summer short courses or exchanges. For the Exchange Student 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 "American Semester Program Application Fee").
  • 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.
  • By default, students will be processed as F-1, visiting students. If you have issues or require a different visa (J-1 student visa), please inform us immediately.

For additional questions and inquiries, contact Nick Schrader

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