Frequently Asked Questions

First, find the category you fit into and then select the appropriate admissions link displayed there for all admissions requirements and criteria.

Graduate research assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships are available to graduate students and awarded through the individual departments. International students, however, do not qualify for U.S. government-based student loans or grants.

Missouri S&T’s International Affairs offers an Intensive English Program through its Applied Language Institute, which assists students in attaining proficiency standards for entrance into academic classes at S&T.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology has an enrollment of approximately 8,884 students, including about 1,036 international students representing more than 55 countries.

  • Beautiful campus of 284 acres
  • Small class size: average 29 students
  • State of the art labs, average number of students per lab: 17
  • Student to faculty ratio is: 19:1
  • 373 faculty members

Students can receive degrees as diverse as history and biology to information technology and aerospace engineering. Go here for a complete listing of all degree programs.

After you are admitted to a degree program International Affairs will issue to you an immigration document (usually an I-20 or DS-2019). You will use this document to apply for a visa to enter the US. After you check in with the International Office you will receive updated immigration information in the New International Student Orientation, from your International Student Advisor, and in workshops on various immigration topics and from the International Office listserve. For more information, click here.

All instructions for your arrival at Missouri S&T are included in your I-20 packet that is sent to you by International Affairs. When you arrive in Rolla, please visit International Affairs immediately (during business hours, 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday) to check in. International Affairs hosts a New International Student Orientation. This orientation programs prepares you to live in Rolla and attend Missouri S&T, and is mandatory for all new international students. Please see New International Student Orientation Schedule for information on each semester's New International Student Orientation. We have prepared an informative and welcoming orientation day for all of our new students.  The Office of International Affairs also would like to invite our new students to participate in getting to know IA staff members, faculty and other students at  the Welcome Picnic.

Rolla is a town of 18,000 people located halfway between two large Missouri cities, St. Louis and Springfield, in the center of the United States. It was ranked one of the 100 best small towns in the United States according to The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norm Crampton).  Click here for a map.

Climate: Mild mid-continental weather - snow in winter; warm, humid summers.

  • Average temperature 12.7 degrees C
  • Average rainfall 106.4 cm
  • Average snowfall 50.5 cm
  • Monthly averages range from 1.8 degrees C in January to 25.7 degrees C in July