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MSU Funding

Short-Term Loan

Office of Financial Aid provides short term loans for international students. Visit OISS for an advisor's recommendation.

Community Volunteers For International Programs (CVIP) Scholarship

CVIP's Lillian Kumata Scholarship Program offers a limited number of need-based, partial tuition scholarships to MSU international students and scholars and their spouses for the fall and spring semesters.

Education Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships and grants to help fund students who participate in Education Abroad programs outside the U.S.

Global Spartan Scholarship

Scholarships for incoming international freshmen at MSU. For more information contact the Office of Admissions

Homer Higbee International Education Award (PDF)

An annual award for one student from the U.S. and one international student who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of international understanding at MSU. 

The Homer Higbee International Education Award was established to honor the memory of Homer Higbee, who dedicated his professional life to international education exchange during the 25 years that he served in the Office of International Studies and Programs at MSU.

The Homer Higbee International Education Award was designed to recognize full-time degree seeking students at the undergraduate and graduate level who demonstrate the characteristics Homer Higbee represented. These include making significant contributions to the support of international awareness at Michigan State University through involvement in programs that promote cross-cultural understanding on campus and in the community.

I. C. Shah Endowed Scholarship (PDF)

Assists students from India to further MSU'S compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that fostered by a racially and ethnically diverse student body.

International Student Mandela Fellowship Program (PDF)

The award is provided to a graduate student/junior faculty or professional from South Africa. Candidates are nominated by the MSU department recommending admission. First preference will be given to those applicants applying to come to MSU for the first time and from home institutions with linkage agreements with MSU who also have matching support from their home institution. Nominations should be submitted by April 15th each year.

IIE Syria Consortium

Michigan State University has joined the Institute for International Education Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis, which provides Syrian students the opportunity to continue or begin their academic studies.

Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship Grant Program (MS Word)

For African students at MSU who intend to contribute to the development of their home country. Women are strongly urged to apply.

MSU Library Scholarship List for Graduate Students

This is a very comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities for graduate students.

MSU Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid does not offer aid to international students. There are, however, alternative sources of funding and funding search websites that are listed on the website. 

S.C. Lee Awards: Scholarship and Best Paper

Scholarships for students with a serious commitment to Asian Studies and an award for the best undergraduate paper on an Asian topic.

Traveling Scholar Program (for Ph.D. candidates only)

The Traveling Scholar Program enables doctoral-level students at any CIC university to take advantage of educational opportunities--specialized courses, unique library collections, unusual laboratories--at any other CIC university without change in registration or increase in tuition.

Walker Hill Scholarship

An award for an MSU doctoral student at pre-dissertation stage who has completed adequate credits to have pre-dissertation research objectives. Description, appropriateness and feasibility of pre-dissertation research objectives to be accomplished during the period spent abroad. Financial need may be considered, previous recipients of a Walker Hill award or an ISP Predissertation Travel Award are not eligible. To be used for pre-dissertation visits to the site of the doctoral research in a country outside the United States (for international students, research in one's own country does not qualify).

Whittier Endowed International Health Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to MSU graduate students (Master's or Ph.D. level) or MSU professional students who are in the either the College of Human Medicine or the College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is meant to fund international health research (graduate level) or approved international health clerkships (4-6 week duration) for third or fourth year medical students.