Michigan State University



Benjamin Pietsch

North and South America; Russia; Australia


+49 241 80 90686




Michigan State University, MSU for short, is a public university - a so called Public Ivy - and is counted as one of the best universities in the USA.
It is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900.
Furthermore, this university, which contains no less than three medical faculties, is one of the best research institutions in the world.

General Information




East Lansing
Founded 1855

Number of Students

about 49300 (fall 2013)


Michigan State University

International Office

The American Semester

Fact Sheet


Type of Agreement

Partnership with Faculties 4 and 10

Who can apply?

Faculty 4: Bachelor and Master students

Faculty 10: Application from ninth semester onwards for PJ – practical year – students only

Type of Stay

Faculty 4: Studies

Faculty 10: Practical training only, in the context of a practical year

Length of Stay

Faculty 4: One semester

Faculty 10: Eight weeks, PJ splitting necessary

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

Faculty 4: Is determined annually

Faculty 10: Up to three places

Study Details

Semester Dates

Faculty 4:

Faculty 10:

  • Please observe the tertial dates of the PJ requirements. MSU does not accept exchange students between the middle of June and the end of August.

Study Possibilities

College of Engineering

Course Offerings

Faculty 4:
Search the course catalogue

Faculty 10:
Possible electives for the PJ: Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine

Language Requirements

Faculty 4:

At the time of application:

Proof of English skills, either through a language or Abitur certificate with at least a B1 level. This corresponds to five years of language in school upon completion of an Abitur after the 12th grade or six years of school with an Abitur after the 13th grade.

After nomination by RWTH Aachen:

TOEFL at least 92 IBT, 580 PBT, 237 CBT

Faculty 10: English B2

Submit application to

Faculty 4: International Office application portal

Faculty 10: Application documents can be submitted to the faculty's study advisor.

Application Deadline

Faculty 4: December 15

Faculty 10: faculty specific deadline

Tuition Fees

Faculty 4: Tuition fees waived

Faculty 10: 500 Dollars per four week practical training session, 1000 Dollars per stay

Information from the partner university

Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Fullbright scholarships
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information
Accommodations (only faculty 4)

Support from the partner university: Yes

Information from the partner university:

Housing Options
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. Health insurance for abroad is mandatory. The university will provide more detailed information after nomination.
Experience Reports

Faculty 4: See the experience reports at MoveON

Faculty 10: Reports

Additional Information

Foreign Office
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