Scholarships and Tuition Estimates for International students

Contact our International Student Office for information about estimating your tuition and scholarship award.
Email: msu.intl@murraystate.edu
Phone or WhatsApp: +1 270 809 4223

For students starting in Spring 2020 (January Intake)

Tuition Estimate for International Students

  Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Tuition $19,792*  $14,400* $10,620*
Housing $5,424 $4,870 $4,870
Meals $3,860 $2,200 $2,200
Books and insurance $1,232 $1,232 $1,232
Personal expenses $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Yearly Costs $31,308 $23,702 $19,922

*Bachelor's tuition is the amount after the automatic $5,000 Global Outreach Scholarship is applied. Based on 30 credit hours per year -- $1,033 for each additional credit hour.

*Master's tuition is based on 18 credit hours per year -- $800 for each additional hour

*New ESL students will be charged an additional $125, including airport pickup fee ($75), ITP TOEFL placement test fee ($30), and Murray State ID card fee ($20).

Scholarships for International Students

International Academic Achievement Scholarships

  • Awarded upon admission to new, first-year international bachelor's students. 
  • No separate application is required.  
  • Valued at approximately $1,500 to $11,724  per year and renewable for four years.
  • Available to self-funded students. Not available to government-sponsored students.

Estimated Scholarship Amounts and Criteria

  • Provost International Scholarship - $11,876 per year
    minimum IELTS 7.5 or TOEFL 102 or SAT 1300 or ACT 28, and high school GPA 3.5
  • Carr International Scholarship - $8,906 per year
    minimum IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 94 or SAT 1230 or ACT 26, and high school GPA 3.5
  • University International Scholarship - $3,958 per year 
    minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79 or SAT 1160 or ACT 24, and high school GPA 3.0
  • Deans International Scholarship - $1,500 per year 
    minimum IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 71 or SAT 1060 or ACT 21,  and high school GPA 3.

Please review the  complete scholarship information and eligibility requirements for International Academic Achievement Scholarships. 


International Transfer Scholarships (New Transfers from US Colleges)

$2,000 scholarship awarded each semester for up to four semesters Requires minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA AND at least 45 undergraduate credit hours from a college in the United States.

Partner University Scholarships - (Not on Exchange)

Awarded to students from partner universities $2,500 Global Outreach Scholarship plus $2,500 Partner University Scholarship each semester

Murray State University Scholarships

Murray State University Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at Murray State University. These scholarships provide a variety of academic, athletic, and service-based scholarship award opportunities to both domestic and international students. There are many different types of scholarships available. Access the scholarship application form if you are an admitted or current student.

Scholarship for Citizens of Belize

Citizens of Belize who have studied or are currently studying at a COBEC member institution in Belize are eligible for the COBEC scholarship at Murray State University. This scholarship is awarded to students automatically without a separate scholarship application.

  • The scholarship for undergraduate students is valued at approximately $9,624 per year. The estimated tuition with the scholarship applied is $10,168 per year.
  • The scholarship for graduate students is valued at approximately $3,608 per year. The estimated tuition with the scholarship applied is $10,792 per year.

 

For students starting in Fall 2020 (August Intake)

Tuition Estimate for International Students

  Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Tuition and fees $13,920*  $14,400* $10,620*
Housing $5,424 $4,870 $4,870
Meals $3,860 $2,200 $2,200
Books and insurance $1,232 $1,232 $1,232
Personal expenses $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Yearly Costs $25,436 $23,702 $19,922

*Master's tuition is based on 18 credit hours per year -- $800 for each additional hour

*New ESL students will be charged an additional $125, including airport pickup fee ($75), ITP TOEFL placement test fee ($30), and Murray State ID card fee ($20).

Scholarships for International Students

International Leadership Scholarships

$1,000 Leadership Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership and passion for advancing inter-cultural learning at Murray State University. Admitted students must submit a separate scholarship application to be considered.

Partner University Scholarships

$2,000 per year Partner University Scholarships are awarded to all admitted undergraduate students from partner universities.

Transfer Scholarships

$1,500 per year Transfer Scholarships are awarded to international students with a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA AND at least 45 transferrable credit hours of college coursework.

Scholarships for Citizens of Belize

Citizens of Belize who have studied or are currently studying at a COBEC member institution in Belize are eligible for the COBEC scholarship at Murray State University. This scholarship is awarded to students automatically without a separate scholarship application. 

  • For undergraduate students this award is valued at approximately $3,752 per year. The estimated tuition with the scholarship applied is $10,168 per year.
  • The scholarship for graduate students is valued at approximately $3,608 per year. The estimated tuition with the scholarship applied is $10,792 per year.

Murray State University Scholarships

Murray State University Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at Murray State University. These scholarships provide a variety of academic, athletic, and service-based scholarship award opportunities to both domestic and international students. There are many different types of scholarships available. Access the scholarship application form if you are an admitted or current student.