Welcome International Students

No matter where you are from, Missouri S&T welcomes you to our campus!

You are now joining a family of more than 1,300 international students from over 50 countries in the world. All of the staff members of International Affairs are happy to be here for you and to provide you individual attention during your college experience at S&T. Please explore this section of our webpage for up-to-date information, references and links that can answer many of your questions regarding your immigration documents, insurance, or any of the many activities and events sponsored by our office.

Our advisors have open office hours from 2:30-4:00pm weekdays, but you are welcome to stop by our office at 103 Norwood Hall or e-mail us at any time to let us know how we can help. 

In this section, you will find:

We invite you to explore this website and let us know how we can help. We look forward to seeing you on campus!


S&T at a glance


S&T has a worldwide reputation for academic excelleence and is one of the top-ranked technological research universities in the U.S. For four years running, we have been ranked the #3 engineering school according to USA Today/College Factual (August 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017). Other rankings include:

  • #1 "Awesome College Lab" for our Experimental Mine -- four years running (Popular Science, 2010-2013)
  • #1 College town in Missouri (Niche.com)
  • #3 Public university for annualized return on investment and 14th overall. according to PayScale (March 2015)
  • #7 Among public universities in "Great Schools, Great Places" (U.S. News and World Report)



Learn more about exceptional research experiences and put your skills to the test in one of our four signature research areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Enabling Materials for Extreme Environments
  • Smart Living

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S&T welcomes over 8,800 students from the 50 U.S. states and 60 countries. We look forward to welcoming you to S&T!

There are over 200 ways for you to get involved on campus and in the community. This ranges from joining a student design team, academic clubs like the Society of Petroleum Engineers, international student club – to interest clubs like backpacking or Taekwondo, community service volunteer organizations, and much more!

See what life at S&T is like


The student-faculty ratio at S&T is 18:1, with over 25% of of its classes with fewer than 20 students – so you will not be just a number!

We want you to be successful at Missouri S&T and beyond! Know that there are many resources – academic, personal/professional, and other – to aid you in your academic pursuits. In particular, we encourage you to check out and take advantage of our Student Success Center!

Missouri S&T At A Glance

Rolla at a glance

Missouri S&T is located in Rolla, Missouri, a small, friendly community in the heart of the U.S. Consider the following:

    • You will have a true American campus experience – S&T is located on a beautiful 284-acre campus
    • Rolla is listed as one of the "best small towns in America" and one of Lumosity’s “smartest” cities in the nation
    • About 160 km from St. Louis, it's an ideal location from which to explore – our students frequently travel across the U.S. during school holidays and breaks
    • Missouri S&T and the town of Rolla host a Celebration of Nations each September, giving area residents and S&T students a chance to showcase and celebrate the vibrant cultural diversity that makes Rolla so unique
    • We enjoy the four seasons, so get ready for some snow!