International Students

MSU welcomes great diversity and a thriving international community.  Music students from other countries inevitably face unique challenges. Please take the time to review the many requirements and forms needed.


NOTE:  CPT Forms should be sent to Ms. Hoekstra at Please allow 24-48 hours before a reply.


Visiting Scholars - If you are interested in becoming a J-1 scholar at MSU, the first step is to establish a relationship with a professor in the College of Music.  Once that professor has decided to host you and notified us, the Graduate Office will compose a letter and work with you to get the necessary paperwork to submit an application to OISS on your behalf.