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Academics and Learning

home to renowned scholars and scientists from around the globe

Michigan State University is known worldwide as a top research university and home to a vibrant and diverse community of undergraduates and graduate students, as well as renowned scholars and scientists from around the globe. The university offers more than 200 programs of undergraduate and graduate study from 17 degree-granting colleges, with more than 50,000 students from 130 countries.  

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International Admissions

MSU is one of the top ten universities in the U.S. for international student enrollment, with more than 5,500 international students and scholars from more than 130 countries.

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Learning at MSU

The nation's pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the United States. The university offers myriad opportunities for students and scholars to learn on campus.

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Learning Abroad

From study abroad to the Peace Corps, MSU encourages faculty and students to to broaden their horizons and advance their international education by learning abroad.

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Language Study

Languages go hand-in-hand with international work, study, and research. MSU has resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages, those learning or teaching in a foreign language, and English resources for non-native English speakers.