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Michigan State University EXC
East Lansing, MI, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Details:
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Minimum Mark:
65% overall; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Program Description:
Program Description:


Location: Michigan
Year Established: 1855
Student population: 50 000
The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, 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.

Michigan State faculty members are involved in high-profile research projects such as the Teachers for a New Era initiative, which seeks improvements to teacher preparation education, among other areas. Some projects offer opportunities for graduate students to get involved in research, and the school runs about 10 research centers and institutes including the Education Policy Center and the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. MSU is also one of the nations Top 5 Universities for sustainability.
Unique characteristics
Downtown, students can choose from dining and nightlife options, and the city is also home to the Great Lakes Folk Festival. Lake Michigan and its beaches are a short trip away, as is the state capital of Lansing. The Michigan State Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, supported by award-winning mascot Sparty. There are more than 600 student clubs and organizations, including more than 55 fraternities and sororities.
MSU's sprawling campus is in East Lansing, Michigan. The campus is perched on the banks of the Red Cedar River.
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Academic Information

Course Catalogue  
Information about units of study at the host university. 

Subject Area/s: 

Arts and Social Sciences






Natural Resources



Natural Science

Communication Arts


Exclusions apply.

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms

Autumn Term: September - December
Spring Term: January - May
Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)


University of Sydney

Host University


12-16 credits

Grading System
The university uses letter grades from A through F, based on a 4-point scale.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period, but you may need to request copies be sent back to your home university.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.

Language Requirement
See language requirements for non-native speakers of English. 


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city 

Housing options are offered by the host university 

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. Keep in mind you will not pay tuition fees.

Students will be automatically enrolled in health insurance at MSU through Aetna Student Health. More Information here.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university. 

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University's calendar.
A mandatory exchange student orientation is held before the start of semester. 

Support Services 
Student Affairs can provide assistance to exchange students. 

Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The United States in Australia

Student Experiences

Michigan State University is a new agreement in 2017. We look forward to uploading our first MSU student experience soon!

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