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All applications should be submitted online. 

We strongly recommend that you use Chrome, FireFox, or Safari for the online application. Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge may not submit your application correctly.  

Please check program fees before you apply. 

Global Executive Workshop is for groups only. To arrange a Global Executive Workshop, email us at vipp(at)

All Professional Programs (GPEP, SGPEP, GPRP, GYPP):

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If the online application link does not work for you please download and complete the fillable PDF application form and submit it to vipp(at) with other application materials. 


Application Fee Payment

A non-refundable application fee of $175 must be paid before your application can be processed. Payment can be made by one of the methods below:

1. Online by credit or debit card

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2. A cashier's check, payable to Michigan State University, and posted to:
Visiting International Professional Program
Wonders Hall
891 Birch Rd, Room 2HW4
East Lansing MI 48825, USA

3. Bank transfer to MSU designated bank account:
Bank Name: Bank of America
Address: 2600 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084
Account Name: The Board of Trustees/Michigan State University
ABA Routing Number: 026009593
Account Number: 1935-218139
CHIPS (Clearing House Interbank Payments System) participation number: 0959
Special Notes on the wiring form:
Department: ISP/VIPP - Scott Frump
VIPP Account Number: DS100448, Sub Account: LTERM

What's Next? Application Review Process

Once we receive your application we go through two stages of approval process within MSU. We submit your detailed study plan, visa application, and financial proof to OISS (Office of International Students and Scholars). They review documents to ensure that you are eligible for a J-1 visa and have a concrete plan to meet the requirements to maintain J-1 visa status. Normally it takes at least one month for them to review and get back to us.

Simultaneously, we submit your application to the Export Control at MSU. The U.S. government regulates the transfer of information, commodities, technology, and software considered to be strategically important to the U.S. in the interest of national security, economic and foreign policy concerns. The Export Control Office at MSU reviews if your study plan complies with U.S. government laws and regulations related to these matters. This is a critical part of the approval process and it takes time. They thoroughly review your resume, affiliation, funding source, and professional background.

Please note that these two offices are independent units on campus and operate on their own schedule. We respect their time and we hope you understand that it takes time to complete this review process. This is why it is important to apply early- at least three months ahead. Check the program dates and application deadlines.