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MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Rolla, Missouri

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)

Rolla, Missouri, USA

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2020/2021

6 (flexible)

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS

Jodi Hasekamp

Manager, Student Support Services

Office of International Affairs

Southwestern Bell Cultural Center

1207 N Elm St.

Rolla, MO 65401

studyabroad@mst.edu

+1 (573) 341-6237

APPLICATION WEBSITE

After student has been nominated to Missouri S&T by the Utrecht Network, the student will be sent instructions for completing an on-line application. A transcript in English, copy of passport, financial support documentation, proof of English proficiency and field of study must also be provided. Financial support documentation for a minimum of $7000 for one semester or $14000 for two semesters will be required. Further details on the required documentation can be found on our website here.

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Graduate student applications are provided to the Graduate Studies office who will review applications for admission. The application fee for Graduate students is $75.00.

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Students are able to take courses across all departments. Explosives Engineering requires prior approval. A complete list of courses is available online at: https://registrar.mst.edu/classofferings/

Science & Computing: Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Geology & Geophysics, Information Science & Technology, Physics

Business & Social Sciences: Business & Management Systems, Economics, Psychology

Arts & Humanities: English, History, Philosophy, Teacher Certifications, Technical Communication, Multidisciplinary Studies

Engineering: Aerospace, Architectural, Ceramic, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Management, Environmental, Geological, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Mining, Nuclear, Petroleum

A complete list of undergraduate degree programs is available online at: https://futurestudents.mst.edu/academic-programs/undergraduate-programs/

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Requests to take graduate classes will be reviewed and decided on a case by case basis. Student must be able to show sufficient knowledge of field of study and meet any prerequisite requirements. Students interested in graduate level classes should submit a request and provide a transcript for evaluation. These will be forwarded to the department of study for review.

A complete list of courses is available online at: https://registrar.mst.edu/classofferings/

Engineering: Aerospace, Ceramic, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Mining, Nuclear, Petroleum, Systems and Engineering Management.

Other programs: Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Technical Communication,  Applied & Environmental Biology, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Geology & Geophysics, Information Science & Technology, Mathematics, Physics and Business Administration.

A complete list of graduate degree programs is available online at: https://futurestudents.mst.edu/academic-programs/graduate-programs/

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes, however prior approval would be required.

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

None

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Explosives Engineering unless given prior approval

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

Undergraduate students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours and can enroll in a maximum of 15 credit hours. Graduate students must enroll in 9 credits hours.

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

Yes.  Available courses can be found through the Office of the Registrar's Webpage for Class Offerings.

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

In advance or upon arrival. This is worked individually with each department.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

The final day to register for classes online for the fall and spring semesters is the Sunday before classes start. Later enrollment may be done in person upon arrival.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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 be successful. To help us understand a student's English skills, some formal indication of English abilities is required. This can be a TOEFL score or another type of exam, description of English studies from the home university, or explanation of student’s language abilities from the home university coordinator. A general guideline is that students should have English skills equal to a 79 on the TOEFL exam. Please send all documents to studyabroad@mst.edu.

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Undergraduate exchange students are required to provide some indication of their English abilities. This can be 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.

Graduate Level students are required to provide a TOEFL score of at least 79 or an IELTS score of 6.0.

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

Please, visit website at http://ali.mst.edu/. Students will need to pay for any preparatory language courses. Students can take English classes in the semester before their exchange or alongside their studies.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

Some courses may not be available if classes are full. Some courses may have a prerequisite. Students can take courses in any department. Registration is done online before the start of classes but special arrangements can be made if online enrollment is not possible or special additional approvals are needed.

Academic advisors will work with students for course selection. Students are assigned an academic advisor upon completion of application and formal acceptance into Missouri S&T.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: October 15

Deadlines are flexible. Email studyabroad@mst.edu for late nominations.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

EXAMINATION PERIOD

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

No

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

International Student Orientation for each semester is typically the Tuesday before the start of classes but specific dates and scheduling can be found online here.  It is highly recommended that exchange students attend.  There is also a Welcome Event each semester the week before classes start. There is no cost for these events.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

Broken down below.

HOUSING

$2700 - $4480  per semester, depending on the housing option picked and allotted. Please visit the Residential Hall's Rate page for more information.

Students under the age of 21 are require to live on campus. All other students are encouraged to but not required. You may contact studyabroad@mst.edu for information on off-campus living.

MEALS

Students living on campus will pay $1800 - $3600 per semester, depending on the selection or requirement. Please visit the Residential Life Meal Plan page for more information.

Students living off campus can utilize local grocery stores to make meals at their residence or go out to any of the restaurants, cafes, or food vendors on campus. This allows more flexibility in a student's budget.

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

Varies, typically $100-$400

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Charter bus for $20-$100 can be used to get anywhere in the U.S. Students may be able to rent a vehicle if they meet the requirements. Ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft can be utilized for local travel.

Misosuri S&T provides a weekly shuttle that runs from campus to anywhere in Rolla for no additional fee. Exchange students are encouraged to utilize this service.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Updated rates for the mandatory health insurance can be found online here. Exchange students are charged for insurance to their student account. Spring students are not required to pay for spring and summer and are charged the same rate as fall students.

OTHER

Tuberculosis test: $50 one-time fee

International Student fee per semester: $80.

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

No

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

The study abroad office provides assistance in finding housing. Students will apply directly with Residential Life. Instructions can be found on our Incoming Study Abroad Student's webpage.

HOUSING OPTIONS

A variety of on-campus housing options are available at Missouri S&T. Exchange students are encouraged to live on campus. If a student wishes to live off-campus, they should email studyabroad@mst.edu for further information on finding housing.

A list and information about the living areas available on-campus is available online at http://reslife.mst.edu/livingoptions/residencehalls/

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

http://reslife.mst.edu/

 

If student has a question, please contact reslife@mst.edu.

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

It is separate, but housing interest forms should be submitted as soon as possible. A deposit of $200 must be submitted with housing forms.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

For more information, please visit Student Health Services at  http://studenthealth.mst.edu/.

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Research opportunities are possible but student will work directly with their academic advisor to determine options.

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes. If a student wishes to work, they are required to work on-campus and are limited to part-time hours (up to 20 hours per week). Instructions for obtaining work authorization is provided upon arrival.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Students are encouraged to participate in academic and social organizations on campus. A list of these can be found online here.

Upon acceptance, exchange students are provided information to participate in a buddy program called 'Miner Mentors'. This is an optional program that pairs international students with returned Missouri S&T study abroad participants to promote intercultural understanding and assist them in acclimating to life in the U.S. and at Missouri S&T! We offer cultural programming and events in the Missouri area. Past events included attending professional baseball games, visiting museums, national landmarks and state parks, cave tours, game nights and more! Email studyabroad@mst.edu for more information.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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