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Murray State University (MSU) is a public university located in the US state of Kentucky. It is made up of eight colleges that combine to offer 143 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.
The University has a range of modern sporting facilities, laboratories and libraries. Its active student body runs over 170 organizations and societies, so you’ll never be short of things to do or people to see.
MSU has a well-respected athletics program. The University's athletes, known as Racers, compete in the Ohio Valley Conference and are particularly successful in basketball, football, rifle shooting, and fishing.
MSU is home to some interesting rituals and traditions, including a shoe tree and a campus-wide singalong. These quirks contribute to its distinctive character and feel.
MSU runs a range of scholarship programs, including the Trustee Scholarship which covers all of a student’s tuition fees
Affordable tuition fees
MSU tuition fees are much cheaper than the state’s average
Murray has been identified as one of the nation’s safest college towns (SafeWise, 2019)
Consistent academic quality
MSU has consistently been recognized as a ‘Top Tier’ university between 1992-2020 (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
MSU is ranked as the 24th Best Regional University in the southern region (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
Murray was previously voted the ‘Friendliest Small Town in America’ by USA Today, making it the perfect home from home for international students.
Over 60 nationalities are represented on campus and many students don’t speak English as a first language. To ensure academic success, MSU runs an English language program where students can receive personalized tutoring before beginning their degrees.
One of the many student-led societies at MSU is the International Student Organization (ISO). The ISO is a multicultural society that brings students together, offers support, and raises awareness of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
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The Murray State University International Leadership Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of countries other than the United States. Applicants must first apply and be admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program at Murray State University, submitting evidence of the ability to pay the remains after the scholarship is awarded. The average amount is $1,000 per year. This scholarship is awarded to international students who demonstrate leadership and passion for advancing intercultural learning.
The Transfer Scholarship will be awarded to first-time transfer students who have a 3.25 transferable GPA and 45 or more transferable hours. The Transfer Scholarship is a non-refundable scholarship that can be applied to direct costs (tuition, campus housing, campus meal plan, or University Bookstore textbook charges) at Murray State. The average amount is $1,500 per year
$2,000 per year Partner University Scholarships are awarded to all admitted undergraduate students from partner universities.
Murray State University
102 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071, United States
Murray feels like home. From small-town boutiques and shops to diverse restaurants, public parks, friendly neighbors and more, our namesake has it all.
Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.USA student visa requirements