International student scholarships at Michigan State University USA

International student scholarships at Michigan State University USA

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International Student Scholarships:

The following scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status. A limited number of scholarships are available; meeting the criteria for an award does not guarantee that an offer be made.


Michigan State University is one of the country’s largest institutions, with over 200 academic programs provided by 17 degree-granting schools to students. Students can improve their knowledge and skills by enrolling in this university.

Degree Level:

Undergraduate degree

Eligibility Criteria:

  • International candidates are eligible to apply for the award;
  • Undergraduate degree coursework in any subject offered by the university;
  • To be eligible, the applicants must meet have high school certificates with a good academic record;
  • They must demonstrate a need for tuition assistance.

Automatic consideration:

International Tuition Grant

Awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status applying from outside the United States. It is based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, essay and geographic diversity. Grant values range from approximately $15,000 to $25,000 annually for eight semesters. Priority consideration will be given to students who apply to MSU by December 1. Students applying after December 1 may also qualify as funds are available. This scholarship is not available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or transfer students.

Honors Distinction Scholarship

Awarded to non-resident Honors College invitees who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents or citizens of Canada or Mexico; $5,000 annually; eight semesters.

Honors College Excellence Scholarship

Awarded to a select group of non-Michigan residents and international students who are Honors College invitees. The Excellence Scholarship awards $13,000 annually over eight semesters.

Professorial Assistantship

Offered to a select number of international and homeschooled Honors College invitees based on a holistic review of their individual academic records. Domestic students are also eligible for this offer, however their eligibility is based on having a GPA that places them in the top 5% of applicants to MSU from their respective schools. Professorial Assistants receive an annual stipend of approximately $3,500 for working 8-10 hours per week on faculty-mentored research or scholarly activity, renewable for four semesters.* Visit the Honors College website for more information about the Professorial Assistantship program.

Global Ambassador Grant

Awarded to a limited number of academically talented applicants; $7,000 annually for eight semesters.

Red Cedar Scholarship

Awarded to dependents or grandchildren of MSU alumni; $1,250 annually, renewable for eight semesters.

Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship

Awarded for use with an MSU-sponsored or co-sponsored study abroad program outside of the United States; $3,000 or $5,000, depending upon the length of the program. Award must be used with the first eight semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate at MSU or before completion of the undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first.

Applying Procedure:

  • In order to apply for the award, you are advised to take admission in the undergraduate degree at the university.
  • Must attach all secondary schools, colleges or universities attended and examination boards send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets, and certificates directly to the university. Participants are expected to: Submit an essay to the OISS Essay Contest & also submit a proposal for the MSU Global Learning Conference.
  • For taking admission at this university, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Claimants have to accomplish the English language requirements of the university.

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Application Deadline:

Last date of application is November 1

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