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Study In Mississippi - Explore Universities in Mississippi

Study in Mississippi, and find the best universities in Mississippi.

Dominated by the great Mississippi River, the state of Mississippi gives international students a taste of America’s Deep South, with all the charm and friendliness that offers.

Located in America’s ‘Bible belt’, Mississippi has a long history of welcoming international students who are fascinated by the history, culture and all-American charm of Mississippi. Having previously been ruled by the French, Spanish and British, Mississippians are fiercely proud of their American culture and contribution to America’s history.

Known as the Magnolia State, Mississippi is home to more than twenty public and private universities where you can study as an international student.  

Study in Mississippi?

Mississippi is home to several well ranked universities and colleges offering university courses. Some of the institutions where you can study a degree in Mississippi include:

Alongside these institutions, Mississippi has more than thirty other institutions offering degrees, from four-year institutions, two-year institutions and private colleges.

An undergraduate degree in Mississippi will generally take between two to four years to complete depending on the type of institution and qualification you choose. As a guide, an Associate degree will normally take two years to complete, while a Bachelor degree will take four.

Immigration and visas

Before travelling to the USA to study, you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa for study in Mississippi.

The most common kind of student visa is the F-1 visa, which entitles the holder to study at any US accredited college or university.

To apply for a student visa, you will need to fill out an application form (found on the US Embassy website) and send appropriate documentation, such as evidence of financial standing and proof of university acceptance and academic qualifications, as well as possibly attending a visa interview at the US Embassy in your home country.

Accommodation and living costs

One of the most popular student cities in Mississippi is Oxford, home to the University of Mississippi. The city was voted the second best college town by, and is renowned for its social scene.

Students coming to study in Mississippi will usually choose to live in university accommodation, which gives you a good way to meet fellow students, get settled into university life and is often cheaper than private accommodation.

Expect to pay upwards $2,000 per semester for university accommodation.

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