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International Student and Scholar Services

The Office of International Programs (OIP) serves as the primary campus contact for international students and scholars. Our professional staff is eager to be of assistance, and we encourage use of this website for information on a wide variety of topics.

OIP assists prospective international students with the application process, visa guidance, housing and arrival information. Arrival services include free airport pick-up and a comprehensive orientation program for students. OIP  provides visa application documents, pre-arrival information, and an individualized orientation for scholars to help assure a smooth adjustment to life at MSU.

On-going services for students and scholars include assistance with cultural adaptation, immigration regulations, employment and tax paperwork, as well as with any other questions or problems which may arise. The OIP staff serves as a liaison with sponsoring organizations, governmental offices, campus departments and the on-campus Associates in Cultural Exchange Language Institute.

OIP programming for MSU’s international community includes:


Presentation by renowned immigration attorney Ken Stern--Tuesday, October 14th from 1-2:30pm at the Procrastinator Theater- SUB

We hope to help you enjoy yourself and benefit from your experience in Montana. We welcome you to contact us at any time!


Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (SUB Ballrooms)

All new international students must attend!