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Michigan State University

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About

History

  • MSU has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. Founded in 1855, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. 
  • Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Education

  • MSU Offers more than 200 programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study at 17 degree-granting colleges.

Research

  • Every day, dedicated Spartan scientists, scholars, and students create and apply knowledge as they work to provide sustainable solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. 
  • Among the world’s top research universities, MSU is committed to providing opportunities for undergraduate research and creative activities and is home to top-ranked graduate programs and world-leading research centers that attract an international community of scientists and graduate students.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
116 -10
2023
106 -13
2022
93
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
136 23
2023
159 -2
2022
157
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
151
2022
151 -50
2021
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
116 -8
2022
108
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The mission of the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is to provide support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.Services include:

  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations.
  • Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU.
  • Serving as a liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars.
  • Contributing to the internationalization of MSU by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions.

Housing services

  • We offer special packages and rates to meet the needs of apartments and property management companies. 

Library services

  • We also offer some curated items from our collections shared via our Online Exhibits and Collections listing some of which are targeted to move into our Digital Repository.

ICT services

  • Databases allow you to search the content of scholarly journals, magazines and other materials. Most include summary abstracts describing article content, and some provide the full text of articles

Student Life

Campus life

  • Welcome to Michigan State University! We are eagerly awaiting your arrival to campus this fall and are here to support you every step of the way. Here you will find the emails sent to incoming new and transfer residents.
  • Located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan’s capitol in Lansing
  • 5,200-acre campus with 2,100 acres in existing or planned development
  • 545 buildings, including 103 with academic or instructional space
  • Approximately 19,600 acres throughout Michigan used for agricultural and natural resources research and education

Sports facilities

  • 25 varsity squads: 12 intercollegiate sports for men and 13 intercollegiate sports for women
  • 2014 Rose Bowl champions
  • 19 straight NCAA appearances by men’s basketball team, including nine Final Four appearances
  • One of the largest intramural sports programs in the nation

Student clubs

Student organizations

  • Registered student groups: more than 650 each year
  • Student media: The State News and Impact 89 FM radio
  • Greek-letter community: more than 50 nationally affiliated organizations

Accreditation

TOP DISTINCTIONS

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 75th among the world's top 100 universities
  • 45th among the nation's public universities
  • First in the nation for 22 straight years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics, organizational psychology, and rehabilitation counseling
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Ranks 40th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2016 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Michigan State University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Michigan State University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Merit-based

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SHAPE America
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
60000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Postdocs in STEM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
38000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Marshall Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2024
Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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SETC
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
CouponBirds "Help to Save" Scholarship
Need-based

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CouponBirds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund
Need-based

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Support Creativity Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Support Creativity
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Workpuls Scholarship
Merit-based

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Insightful
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Zolve Global Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zolve
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Michigan State University, visit our scholarship search.

East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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