South Africa Scholars Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter/initial statement of interest to the Honors College
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pages). Discuss how this program relates to your MSU academic program and describe the research project topic you would like to focus on.
  • 3 academic reference letters sent directly to the Honors College by faculty references (send to:

How to Apply

1. Submit all application materials to the Honors College by the deadline to:

The Honors College
Michigan State University
Eustace-Cole Hall
468 E. Circle Drive, Room 105
East Lansing, MI 48824-1041

or e-mail to:

2. Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview with the Honors College.

3. Students selected for the South Africa Scholars program will be notified of their acceptance and will receive instructions for completing an application with MSU’s Office of Study Abroad.

Application Deadline

January 15th for fall semester
June 15th for spring semester