With today’s integrated global economy, engineers must understand other cultures and ways of doing business by being a part of collaborations that span the globe. In order to help engineering students be better prepared for the global workplace, the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University has developed a portfolio of opportunities and joined with other universities to provide students and faculty with opportunities to gain international experience by studying abroad.
Engineering courses taken through study abroad programs offered by the BCoE fulfill the Relevant Overseas Engineering Experience requirement for the Global Engineering Leadership (GENL) Minor.
September 15 to October 1: Spring semester study abroad programs
February 9, 2024: BCoE faculty-led programs
February 9, 2024 Extended until February 23, 2024
Scholarships available for engineering students only
The BCoE offers special competitive scholarships to help offset the costs associated with studying abroad.
Fred and Sara Jean Burke Scholarship
To apply for scholarships for semester-long programs made possible by the generosity of Fred and Sara Jean Burke, please visit the BCoE Scholarships page. The deadline to apply for Burkes' Scholarship is October 15 for the following spring semester and March 15 for the following fall semester.
Dr. Don Hill Scholarship
To apply for scholarships for summer programs made possible by the generosity of the family of Dr. Don Hill, please visit the BCoE Scholarships page. The deadline to apply for the Dr. Don Hill Scholarship is January 15 for the following summer semesters.
Thames Scholars Annual Scholarship
The Thames Scholars Program is a new program in the Bagley College of Engineering made possible by the Thames Family Foundation (officers, Jerry and Judy Kaye Thames). Under this program, scholarships are available to high-achieving freshmen or continuing students interested in global leadership and who are pursuing a career in engineering. In addition to a scholarship, candidates selected for the Thames Scholars Program will receive financial support for participation in a short-term international project, internship or other travel for academic purposes. The program also provides opportunity for mentorship by faculty and by Jerry Thames. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the International Engineering Ambassadors student organization in BCoE and strong preference will be given to students pursuing a Global Leadership minor in BCoE.
To apply for the Thames Scholarship, please visit the BCoE Scholarships page.