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For more than 100 years, students have come to MTSU

for the academics and atmosphere.

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  No. 1 choice of undergraduates in Tennessee; Tennessee’s highest ranked public university, one

    of the nation’s top 100 public institutions by Forbes
  Home to 3 Nobel Prize winners
  Safe, beautiful location ideal for university
  Diverse academic programs with national and

    international accreditations
  Scholarships for international students

Signature Programs

With more than 140 programs of study at the undergraduate level and close to 100 graduate programs to choose which include our signature programs:
• The Recording Industry (click here) program is “one of the nation’s elite recording programs.” by

  Billboard Magazine
• The Jennings A. Jones Business College (
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is one of the largest in the nation, with more

  than 3,600 majors, M.B.A., Accounting and Information Systems, M.B.E. and Ph.D. in Economics
Aerospace program
(click here) is one of the nation’s finest and has a fleet of more than 40 airplanes

  equipped with the latest technology
MTSU offers academic quality, affordable tuition and student centered learning that create ample opportunities for students.  

Why MTSU ? 

Located near Nashville- Music City USA

MTSU campus is located in the city of Murfreesboro, just south of Nashville and the city is widely known as the most livable city in the fastest growing region in Tennessee.  The vibrant city of Murfreesboro and MTSU has a rich history and unique traditions with more than 100,000 residents and more than 24,000 students representing 35 states and 65 countries who are proud to call Murfreesboro “Home!”


Murfreesboro has four distinct seasons

with mild winters and summers. 

30  minutes from Nashville

4   hours from Cincinnati, Ohio

1.5  hours from Huntsville, Alabama

3   hours from Atlanta, Georgia

The Middle Tennessee area has one of the strongest economies in the US and is home to companies like Amazon, FEDEX, Nissan, Volkswagens and numerous Health Care companies. 

Discover Middle Tennessee State

A comprehensive university, MTSU offers More Than 140 undergraduate programs in nine colleges.

College of Basic and Applied Sciences          

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences     

Jennings A. Jones College of Business           

College of Education                                           

College of Liberal Arts                                         

College of Mass Communication                     

College of Graduate Studies                              

University College                                                

University Honors College                                  


Student-to-faculty ratio

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Academic Programs

International applicants are evaluated for admissions based on the following criteria: 

Academic Performance

English language proficiency

Standardize tests

International applicants must document sources of financial support.

Proof of medical vaccines for MMR, Varicella, Tuberculosis, etc





An official language score with minimum

TOEFL iBT scores of 61; paper-based, 500;

IELTS 5.5; ITEP 3.6. MTSU also accept UMELI

scores or completion of ELS level 110

An official language score with minimum

TOEFL iBT scores of 71; paper-based, 525;

IELTS 6.0; MTSU also accept UMELI scores

or completion of ELS level 112

An acceptable GRE or GMAT scores may be required for some graduate programs.

Semester Calendar

Admission Calendar

Mid/End August to Mid-December

Mid-January to Mid-May

Multiple sessions are available




July 1st: Fall semester
November 1st: Spring semester

July 1st: Fall semester
October 1st: Spring semester



International Scholarships

MTSU awards merit-based scholarships of $4,000, $8,000, and $16,000 annually to new first-year, transfer, and graduate students with a 3.25 Grade Point Average (GPA) or above. Applicants are automatically considered upon admission. These scholarships are renewable annually.

International Admissions

Application forms

USD $30 application fees: Online or money order.

Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended.
Please refer to our policy on official transcripts.

Official copy of English language scores sent directly to MTSU.
Please refer to our admission guidelines.

Proof of financial supports

Medical vaccinations/Health forms.
Please refer to our Medical Vaccination guidelines.

Copy of passport showing expiration date.

Transfer Verification Form (TVF)
if you are currently attending school in the United States

Copy page 3 of your I-20
if you are currently attending school in the United States.















Copy of passport showing expiration date.

Financial statement and/or bank documents

Health forms

Supporting admissions documents

Middle Tennessee State University
International Undergraduate Admissions
1301 East Main Street
Campus Box 120
Peck Hall 208
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Admissions Checklist

International students have access to all of MTSU’s services and facilities:

As one of the largest universities in the State of Tennessee, MTSU is the proud home to many research centers/facilities for international students to join or participate in

State of the art library

Tutoring Center

Media and Computing Centers

Campus Bookstore

State of the art library

Recreational facilities

Student Center

The International Student’s Office team is

dedicated in giving you every opportunity to nurture

you toward your goal during your stay at MTSU.

Our warm, friendly and highly trained staff is here

to assist you with advising and adjusting to life on

campus and the USA, and advocating for your

future success.
Our Office of International Affairs hosts an

“Orientation Program” for every new incoming

international student during the fall and spring


International at MTSU

Campus activities are a great way for international students to make friends, learn about American culture and expand their experiences outside of the classroom. During your stay at MTSU, you will have access to an array of opportunities to participate in students clubs, sports, student government and community services, etc.

24,000 students
1,000 international students

from over 65 countries

Student's Life


More than 3,000 students and families including international students live in the University’s 16 residential halls and apartments located on our campus.



Important dates

Get Involved!

• True Blue 

• Student Organizations

• Student Government Association

• Fraternities/Sororities

• Center for Student Involvement and Leadership



Student's Life

Inquiry form

1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 0001-37132
USA +1 615-904-8190