Thursday, March 28, 2013

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] Part 2-International Admissions to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

[Source: University of Mississippi]




International Admissions:
International Student Enrollment
  • Approximately 4% (2011)
  • More than 800 international students
  • From more than 90 countries
International Scholars and Faculty
  • Approximately 7.20% (2010)
  • 189 Non-Immigrants
  • From more than 40 countries
Degrees Awarded

Approximately 3,408 degrees annually


Alumni
  • Nearly 110,436 living Ole Miss alumni and friends
  • Represents every state in the nation and 80 countries
Undergraduate Admissions (Fall 2012)
  • Number of applicants: 13,934
  • Percent admitted: 61%
  • Percent admitted who enrolled: 40%

International Admissions Process:

Applying for Admission to an Undergraduate Degree Program
Online:
  • On Line Application for Admissions
  • Application Fee
By Mail:
  • Cover letter indicating Application Number
  • Official/Certified Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates
  • Copy of English Language Proficiency Test score results
  • Copy of passport identification pages, if available
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form, if available
By Test Center:
  • Official test scores indicating evidence of English Language Proficiency (minimum 79 TOEFL-iBT; 6.00 IELTS; 53 PTE-A)
SAT/ACT is not required of international applicants who graduated from high school outside of the USA. Upon admission to the academic program (or the Intensive English Program), UM will issue appropriate legal forms in support of F-1 visa-application.

Applying for Admission to a Graduate Degree Program

Online:
  • On Line Application for Admissions
  • Application Fee
  • Purpose Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
By Mail:
  • Cover letter indicating Application Number
  • Official/Certified Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates
  • Copy of English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Copy of GRE / GMA test scores
  • Graduate Program specific requirements, if any
By Test Center:
  • Official test scores indicating evidence of English Language Proficiency (minimum 79 TOEFL-iBT; 6.00 IELTS; 53 PTE-A)
  • Official test scores of GRE / GMAT or other score
Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to discuss research interests with UM faculty to ensure a good match between their research interests and the program’s research strengths, prior to applying for admission. Upon admission to the academic program, UM will issue appropriate legal forms in support of visa-application.



Academic and Student Services
The Office of International Programs (OIP) provides comprehensive support to UM’s community of international students, scholars, faculty and staff. OIP works closely with campus and community partners to ensure that the members of the international community adjust successfully to life on campus and in the USA.
  • Application/Admissions/Enrollment Process Assistance
  • Arrival Assistance
  • Orientation Program
  • Individual Advising
  • Cultural Connections Programs
    • International Learning Exchange
    • Cultural Connections Mentors Program
    • Cultural Connections Club
    • The International Ladies Club
    • Cook / Eat / Share
  • Cultural Excursions
  • International Student Organizations/Associations

Funding Opportunities

International Undergraduate Student Scholarships ($3,000-$14,984)
International students who are admitted to the university as degree-seeking undergraduate students may apply to be considered for International Undergraduate Student Scholarships. Such partial scholarships are limited and thus competitive, and are generally offered on the basis of a student's academic merit, compelling aspirations and promise of success at the university.

Scholarships are generally offered for enrollment during the fall term, are non-deferrable and non-transferrable, and are renewable for up to three academic years after the academic year during which the scholarship is first awarded (total of 4 academic years) towards a first bachelor's degree, provided academic progression and grade requirements are met, and lawful presence in the USA is maintained.
  • For New Incoming International Freshman Students Only ($3,000-$14,984)
  • For New Incoming International Transfer Students Only ($6,000-$9,984)

Financial Support for Graduate Students
  • Departmental Graduate Assistantships (stipends vary)
  • Tuition Scholarships and Non-Resident Fee Scholarships ($1,800-$3,600 per semester)
  • Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Program
  • Honors Fellowships
  • Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program
  • Dissertation Fellowship Program
  • Travel Grants For Graduate Presentations
Financial Support will be verified after a student is admitted and prior to the issuance of Form I-20 (for F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (for J-1 visa).


Links & Resources


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