- Spanning five schools — architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science — and more than 30 departments and programs, an education at MIT covers more than just science and technology.
- Arts, business, foreign languages, health and more complete an education at MIT, and the Institute makes freely available its class lecture notes, exams and videos through MIT’s OpenCourseWare and complete courses are offered through the new online-learning initiative, edX
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Field(s) of Study
- Any undergraduate program
What does the scholarship cover?
- We limit the number of international students we can accept because of our generous financial aid. MIT is one of the few schools in the world that offers need-blind admissions and meets their full financial need. “Need-blind” means we will consider your application equally, no matter how rich or poor you are or how much you could pay to attend. “Meeting your full financial need” means MIT will give you enough financial aid so that you can afford to attend, no matter how much or how little your family can pay.
How many scholarships are given?
- MIT receives many applications from very smart and talented international citizens. From this great pool of candidates we may only take a small cupful. Every year more than 4,000 international students apply to MIT, and we can admit fewer than 150.
Which countries are targeted?
- Even though the international application process is very competitive, we still admit wonderful students from all over the world every year. There are students from 115 countries at MIT. Approximately 9% of our undergraduates are international, and 38% of graduate students are citizens of other countries. There is a strong international community here at MIT, so no matter how far you are from home, you can still feel at home here.
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- If you attended high school outside of the United States, your grades and subjects of study may have been very different than those of most American students. However, this will not negatively impact your application to MIT.
- MIT Admissions Counselors are trained to understand the educational system in your part of the world. We do not try to convert your grades to the American system, or to find other sorts of equivalence. You will not be competing against your classmates or against students in other parts of the world; we do not have caps or quotas for countries. We consider each student as an individual as they proceed through our process.
However, all students are required to demonstrate minimum competence in fields they will continue to study at MIT. We recommend that all international students study:
- Four years of English
- Mathematics, at least to the level of calculus
- Two or more years of history / social studies
While these courses are not required, studying them will increase the chances that you will be sufficiently prepared academically to attend MIT.
How do I Apply – Next Steps
International students may only apply during the regular action cycle. As such, the dates and deadlines are as follows:
- September-October of application year: create a MyMIT account, begin the application
- December 10th: deadline to contact your interviewer (if available)
- January 1st: deadline to apply to MIT
- January/February: complete the February Updates & Notes Form as soon as it is available
- February 15th: deadline to submit all Financial Aid materials
- Late March: decisions released
FOR FINANCIAL AID
- If you wish to apply for scholarship, loan and job assistance from MIT, please submit the listed documents .
- We read applications in the order they are completed, so the earlier you get your application documents in to us, the earlier you will have you financial aid award letter.
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