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If your university has an agreement with Missouri S&T and you would like to join our exchange programs, please enquire at your international office. All applicants must be nominated by their home institution in order to participate in this program.

At Missouri S&T, your application will be processed first by the Office of the Registrar and then submitted to the Study abroad advisor who will contact you. This web site will provide the information needed to complete your application. Further information is available on the university web site and some of the important links are listed below.

Exchange or Study Abroad?

Exchange agreements operate on a reciprocal basis. If your university does not have a formal exchange agreement with Missouri S&T or if the exchange numbers are unevenly balanced, you can participate as an International Student. This means that you’ll follow the same application procedure as an exchange student, but you’ll pay tuition fees directly to Missouri S&T. For current tuition fees


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Below is information and forms you will need as you prepare to attend Missouri S&T.    The application will be submitted electronically and all other documents may be sent to Study Abroad by email (, fax (573-341-4024) or mail to the address below. 

104 Norwood Hall, 320 W. 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-0160


Required Documentation:

Your DS-2019 cannot be issued until the following documents or information have been submitted to us.

  1. Application
  2. Transcript in English 
  3. Financial support
  4. Copy of Passport, if available, and required information
  5. Field / Department of Study 



The application is available online at      Attached are instructions for completing the application online.  There is no application fee for exchange students. This application is required to get your personal information into our student system and for immigration documentation purposes.   


Please submit your application as soon as possible.    Be sure to include your department or field of study.   A list of degree programs is available online at



Please submit your transcript in English.  


Financial Support:

Before I can create your DS-2019, We must receive a financial statement meeting the requirements in the attached document for a minimum amount equal to $7350.00 for 1 semester or $14,700 for 2 semesters.    This estimated amount includes room and board, books and supplies, personal needs and health insurance.  



Please send a copy of your passport, if available.


If it is not possible to send a copy of your passport or the information is not included on your passport, please send us  the following information:

  • Family Name
  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Date of Birth (MM / DD / YYYY)
  • City of Birth
  • Country of Birth
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Country of Permanent Residence


English Ability:

Exchange students attending Missouri S&T must have sufficient English skills to participate 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 the your English abilities whether that is a TOEFL score or another type of exam, description of English studies, or explanation of student’s abilities.   


Housing :

A variety of on-campus housing options are available at Missouri S&T.    Exchange students are encouraged to live on campus.   A list and information about the living areas is available online at    Housing request forms are attached to this email and are also available online at     Housing interest forms should be submitted as soon as possible.   A deposit of $200 must be submitted with housing forms.     


To request on-campus housing, please complete the following forms.    Priority is given to students who submit housing forms by the priority application deadline:   May 1st for the Residential College or June 1st for other living areas.    Applications submitted after the priority application deadline will be assigned housing on an as available basis

  1. Housing Interest Form  
  2. Transfer Agreement
  3. Residential College Application – This form is only required if you are requesting to live in the Residential College.
  4. Terms and conditions for living in on-campus housing.

Please send your housing forms and housing deposit to Tracy Ellis in Residential Life.   Tracy may be contacted by email at


Housing costs for Fall Semester 2011 will be one half the cost listed on the housing web site.   Housing is available beginning on August 8, 2011.   Housing may be available for an earlier date at an additional cost.    Arrangements for early arrival should be made by contacting Tracy Ellis in Residential Life.

Housing costs are charged to each student’s account. Students have access to view their account through an online system.   Payment information is available online.


Meal Plan:

Students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan.    A variety of meal plans are available.  Meal plans include a specific number of meals per week, a declining balance, or a combination.    Dining is available at three locations on campus.  Two locations (Rayl Cafeteria and Thomas Jefferson Hall Cafeteria) offer dining by “meal” and the Havener Center offers a food court where students can select and pay by item.     


Meal plan costs for Fall Semester 2011 will be one half the cost listed on the web site above or the meal plan site.  Information about meal plans is available online click here. Information on the dining locations is available online at click here.  


For meal plan purposes, “declining balance” is defined as an amount of credit which is available to purchase a la carte items.   A la carte items have a price for each item or meal.   The amount of the food purchased is deducted from the amount remaining on your student declining balance account.  This type of dining is available in the Havener Center. 


For meal plan purposes, a “meal” is defined as breakfast, lunch, or dinner eaten in one of 2 locations (Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall Cafeteria or Rayl Cafeteria).    These locations provide an all-you-can-eat dining opportunity.    The dining locations in the Havener Center also usually offer a limited number of items which may be purchased as a “meal” and using the meal plan. 

Meal plans can be confusing.    Students may change their meal plan until the 2nd week of classes.  After the 2nd week of classes students may not make any further changes to the meal plan.   International Affairs and Residential Life staff will be happy to answer questions related to the meal plans.


List of Classes:

A list of classes currently scheduled to be offered for Fall Semester 2011 is available online at     Exchange students must check in with International Affairs upon arrival in Rolla before you will be allowed to register for classes.     Exchange students are required to be fully enrolled.   Full enrollment for undergraduate students is 12 credit hours and full enrollment for graduate students is 9 credit hours.    The cost of any course above 12 credit hours for undergraduate or 9 credit hours for graduate students will be the responsibility of the student.    An expense calculator is available online or you can contact the Cashier’s Office for more details.


Bike Rental Program:

A limited number of bikes are available for rental from International Affairs. Students are required to make a deposit of $100.  When the bike is returned in good condition at the end of the semester, a portion of the deposit is returned.   Rolla does not offer public transportation so a bike can provide exchange students transportation around campus and the community.


Health Insurance:

Health insurance is mandatory for all international students.  Your acceptance to Missouri S&T is conditional upon your purchase of this mandatory insurance policy.  An independent insurance carrier administers the policy selected by the University of Missouri system and the cost of the insurance is automatically charged to your student account.   Exchange students are responsible for payment of this cost.   Insurance costs for Fall Semester 2011 are not finalized yet, but the estimated cost is $535.     The cost for health insurance will be charged to the student’s account.  Students have access to view their account through an online system.   Payment information is available online.


Student Health Services

As a student at Missouri S&T, students may go to Student Health Services for many medical needs.    Information on services is available online at



International Student Orientation is August 9, 2011.    You are strongly encouraged to attend.     Classes will begin August 22, 2011.    Orientation is scheduled this early because degree seeking international students are required to take English and math placement tests and freshman students are required to attend a week of freshman orientation.    If you are not able to arrive for International Student Orientation on August 9th, mini orientations will be offered later in the semester.   A  welcome picnic for all international students is scheduled for August 11th.


Additional Information about Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s web site is online at     The website includes a lot of information about the community and campus including a campus mapcalendar of events, student organizations, and sport teams.      As a Missouri S&T student, you will have access to a new fitness center which is located on campus and free access to many campus sporting events.       Students requiring a bank account may want to consider Phelps County Bank which has a location in the Havener Center (our student center).   



As a student on a J-1 visa, you may arrive in the US up to 30 days prior to the start date listed on your DS-2019.    You must check in with International Affairs in 104 Norwood upon your arrival in Rolla, Missouri.    Please bring your DS-2019, visa, and I-94 card when you check in.


Missouri S&T will provide a shuttle between the airport in St. Louis, Missouri to Rolla, Missouri where Missouri S&T is located when you arrive and for your departure.    As soon as you purchase your airplane ticket, please contact John Batarick by email at to schedule your shuttle.   At a minimum, please allow at least 3 business days for the shuttle to be scheduled.


Planning for Departure:

If you are planning to attend Missouri S&T for one semester, your DS-2019 will list an end date of 12/31/2011.   If you are planning to attend Missouri S&T for one year (fall semester and spring semester), your DS-2019 will list an end date of 5/31/2012.   


Final exams will end on Friday, December 16, 2011 for Fall Semester 2011 and Friday, May 4, 2012 for Spring Semester 2012.    

You must leave the US no later than 30 days after the end date listed on your DS-2019.


Celebration of Nations

Saturday, September 24, 2011 will be the 2nd Annual Celebrations of Nations.   This event is hosted by Missouri S&T and the City of Rolla.   The Celebration of Nations is a day to recognize and celebrate the many countries and cultures which are part of the Missouri S&T and Rolla community.     We hope you will participate in our celebration by walking in the parade with your country’s flag in the parade, setting up a display about your country, participating in our International Idol Talent Competition, volunteering, and/or coming to the event.    As you plan for your time in Rolla, we encourage you to bring regalia representing your country and/or your heritage.     A brief video showing last year’s celebration is available on You Tube at   


Contact Information

If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us at

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