The Office of International Studies (OIS) is the international arm of Montana State University Billings. Learn more about the OIS' numerous programs.

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Degree Completion Programs

Over 160 degree programs are available for new international students, transfer students & students from partnering universities to earn an MSU Billings associates, bachelor's or masters degree. Admitted students may begin courses at several different times throughout the calendar year. Costs to Attend MSU Billings are very reasonable compared with other U.S. Universities, and all international students, once admitted, qualify for a number of University scholarships and may also be eligible for paid campus work study opportunities. 

Intensive English Language Program

Our Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides language education to individuals whose native language is not English to acquire college-level English language proficiency as well as academic, social, and cultural skills needed for success in U.S. higher education settings. The program also provides an option for Conditional Admission to MSU Billings. 

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Study Abroad & Student Exchange Programs

Through a variety of study abroad and student exchange agreements established with foreign University partners throughout the world, these programs provide MSU Billings students an opportunity to spend a semester or year living and studying in another country as part of their MSU Billings degree program, as well as opportunities for international students to spend a semester or year studying at MSU Billings as part of their degree at their home institution. 




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International Travel Policy

If traveling on behalf of MSUB, you MUST secure individual international travel insurance through GeoBlue Insurance and register through the MSU International Travel Registry.


Visiting Faculty Scholar Programs

Through these programs, each year, a number of international faculty are specially selected to serve as visiting faculty scholars which enables them to spend up to a year working with MSU Billings faculty on research in their area of common expertise, attending classes, participating in campus and community activities, and enjoying social and cultural activities throughout the region. 

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Student & Scholar Support Services

All international students and faculty scholars are encouraged to take advantage of a number of Services which are provided on campus including:

Partner with MSUB for International Education Collaborations

Montana State University Billings is very interested in developing and expanding partnerships with international education organizations and agencies to promote international student exchange, faculty exchange and degree completion collaborations. If you are interested in exploring new partnership opportunities with us, please contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Join Our International Community

The Office of International Studies (OIS) is dedicated to promoting inter-cultural appreciation and understanding and the development of an "international community" through our: