International Student Application

1.  Contact us at any time for assistance with starting your application.
 Phone or WhatsApp: +1 270 809 4223
Email: msu.intl@murraystate.edu 
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 2.  Review the  minimum requirements and document checklist below. 

3.  Submit the $50 online application. If you are applying for conditional admission through the ESL program the online application fee is $100. 

4.  Upload scanned copies of your documents: passport, transcripts, graduation certificate, bank statement, test scores.

Application Deadlines Spring 2021
Bachelor's November 15
Master's October 15
Doctoral October 15
English Language Anytime
Transfer Students in the US December 1
 
Minimum Requirements and Document Checklist

Undergraduate Applicants - (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Transcripts for all years of high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • High School Diploma OR Graduation Certificate
  • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $25,436 OR
    • Scholarship Letter
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • No NECO Results will be accepted. Please submit WAEC results.  (This only applies to students submitting high school scores from Nigeria.) 
  • English Language Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
    • IELTS overall score of 6.0 (5.5 for full admission with condition)
    • TOEFL overall score of 71 (61 for full admission with condition)
    • SAT score of 960
    • GTEC overall score of 1190 (1100 for full admission with condition)
    • PTE overall score of 51 (45 for full admission with condition)
    • Duolingo English Test overall score of 100 or higher (90 for full admission with condition)
    • TOEIC overall score of 790 or higher with 160 or higher speaking ( 700 with 140 or higher speaking for full admission with condition)
    • Kaplan English Certificate Advanced Level (Higher Intermediate Level for full admission with condition)
    • Admission to or Completion of the ESL Program at Murray State University OR
    • Degree from a secondary school located in a country where English is the native language* OR
    • British / Cambridge International Examinations: GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, AICE, HIGCSE certificate with five O-Level subject passes, or a level of B-2 or higher on the Cambridge English exam.
    • Completion of one  semester of full-time university level classes (minimum of 12 credit hours) with a 2.5 GPA or higher at an accredited US institution OR
    • Students from the following countries are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Islands, Cameroon (University of Buea and University of Bamenda), Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and United Kingdom.

* Admitted with condition: undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the first semester and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first semester.

Graduate Applicants - (Master's and Doctoral Degrees)

Every graduate program has specific admissions requirements. Please review these requirements first.

    • Transcripts for all years of university (with university's grading scale)
    • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
    • University Degree OR Graduation Certificate
    • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
    • Proof of Financial Support
      • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $18,902 for master's students or at least $16,382 for doctoral students OR
      • Scholarship Letter
  • English Language Proficiency (Note -- some graduate programs have higher minimum requirements)
      • IELTS overall score of 6.0 (5.5 for full admission with condition)
      • TOEFL overall score of 71 (61 for full admission with condition)
      • SAT score of 960
      • GTEC overall score of 1190 (1100 for full admission with condition)
      • PTE overall score of 51 (45 for full admission with condition)
      • Duolingo English Test overall score of 100 or higher (90 for full admission with condition)
      • TOEIC overall score of 790 or higher with 160 or higher speaking (700 with 140 or higher speaking for full admission with condition)
      • Kaplan English Certificate Advanced Level (Higher Intermediate Level for full admission with condition)
      •  B-2 or higher on the Cambridge English exam
    • Admission to or completion of the ESL Program at Murray State University OR
    • Degree from a university located in a country where English is the native language* OR
    • Students from the following countries or having graduated from the following colleges or universities are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Islands, Cameroon (University of Buea and University of Bamenda), Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and United Kingdom.
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official GMAT or GRE Score for Certain Programs

* Admitted with condition: undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the first semester and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first semester.

Conditional Applicants Starting in the ESL Program

Students who are accepted to Murray State with conditional admission will come to Murray to take English classes in our ESL program.

Students can apply for conditional admission to all undergraduate programs and some graduate programs. For a list of graduate program requirements, click here.

  • Transcripts for all years of university
    • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • University Degree OR Graduation Certificate
    • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $18,367 OR
    • Scholarship Letter

Transfer Applicants - (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Transcripts for all years of high school
    • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
  • High School Diploma OR Graduation Certificate
  • If the graduation certificate is not written in English, you must also submit a certified translation
  • University Transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.0
    • If transcripts are not written in English, you must also submit certified translations
    • Proof of Financial Support
      • Bank Statement (issued within the last 6 months) showing a balance of at least $25,436 OR
      • Scholarship Letter
    • Proof of Language Proficiency
        • IELTS overall score of 6.0 (5.5 for full admission with condition)
        • TOEFL overall score of 71 (61 for full admission with condition)
        • SAT score of 960
        • GTEC overall score of 1190 (1100 for full admission with condition)
        • PTE overall score of 51 (45 for full admission with condition)
        • Duolingo English Test overall score of 100 or higher (90 for full admission with condition)
        • TOEIC overall score of 790 or higher with 160 or higher speaking (700 with 140 or higher speaking for full admission with condition)
        • Kaplan English Certificate Advanced Level (Higher Intermediate Level for full admission with condition)
        • British / Cambridge International Examinations: GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, AICE, HIGCSE certificate with five O-Level subject passes, or a level of B-2 or higher on the Cambridge English exam.
      • Admission to or Completion of the ESL Program at Murray State University OR
      • Graduation from a secondary school located in a country where English is the native language* OR
      • Completion of one semester of full-time university level classes (minimum of 12 credit hours) with a 2.5 GPA or higher at an accredited US institution OR
      • Students from the following countries are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Islands, Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and United Kingdom.
    • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
    • Transfer Form for F-1 visa holders currently studying in the United States
    • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
    • Letters of Reference for Certain Programs
    • Statement of Purpose for Certain Programs
    • Official GMAT or GRE Score for Certain Programs.

Paper Forms