Applying for admission as an exchange/study abroad student

Step 1: Apply online

Please visit the following link to submit an application. Select application type “Undergraduate” and application category “Study Abroad.” If you have any questions or encounter any technical issues, please let us know and we will assist as soon as possible.  Please send an email to to notify us you have submitted an application.  This will allow us to track your application.

Step 2: Send us your documents

After your application has been accepted, we will issue an acceptance package containing immigration documentation needed to obtain your J-1 visa to study in the U.S. as an exchange or study abroad student.  To create your visa documents, please send the following information to

  • Copy of your online application
  • Transcript in English
  • Financial support document*
  • Copy of Passport
  • Permanent address and address where to send the DS-2019 immigration document
  • Field/Department of Study

* If you are applying as an exchange student under an existing agreement with Missouri S&T, please show proof of financial support of  a  minimum of $7,500 per semester or $14,500 for two semesters. If you are not part of an existing agreement, please note that regular tuition fees apply. This estimated amount includes room and board, books and supplies, personal needs, health insurance, and International student SEVIS fee. To ensure your financial support documents meet the requirements, please see sample affidavit and sample bank statement.

Step 3: Send us proof of English language proficiency

Exchange and study abroad students attending Missouri S&T must have sufficient English skills to participate actively in class work, study, and take exams. Because many of our classes are technical, the student must be able to read, understand, and speak English sufficiently to keep up with the rest of the class. To help us understand your English skills, we require some type of indication of your English abilities whether that is a TOEFL score or another type of exam, description of English studies, or explanation of student’s abilities. A general guideline is that students should have English skills equal to a 79 on the TOEFL exam. Please send us your documents to



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