Massachusetts Institute Of Technology - [MIT], Massachusetts, Cambridge - Courses & Fees

    Cambridge, MassachusettsLocation
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    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mechanical Engineering)

    2 years
    full time
    On Campus
    8.8 1 Review | Ranked #5 out of 1200 by THE Global Ranking 2022


    $46,930 /Yr

    MSc. Mechanical Engineering at MIT is a two-year program with two terms of enrollment- September and June. International applicants are invited to apply within the timeline of September 15 to December 15. The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program at MIT brings together faculty members and post-baccalaureate students into a community of scholars with a common interest in innovation, creativity and advanced professional study.

    It seeks to provide, in the atmosphere of a professional school, the widest possible opportunity for advanced study and investigation and for intimate association among workers whose common objective is to extend the boundaries of their profession. International students seeking admission with MSc Mechanical Engineering at MIT will need a previous 4-year bachelor’s, a GRE score, IELTS score (preferred over TOEFL score), 3 LORs, and SOP. Costing around 53,000 USD a year, a Masters degree from MIT $148,000. 

    Important Dates

    Event Start Date End Date
    fall Sep 15, 2021 Dec 15, 2021

    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fees$46930$46930
    Health Insurance$3269$3269
    Book and Supplies$1200$1200
    Other Fees$973$973
    Total Fees$52372$52372

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • The students must have a bachelor’s degree(3 or 4 years) in any of the respective fields to apply for this program.
    • The average GPA of the students in this program is 3.9.
    • Students can apply with any bachelor’s degree but majority of the students come from these fields like Computer Science, Economics, Engineering (variety), Finance, Management, Math, Operations Research, Statistics…, etc.

    Work Experience:

    • Work experience is not required but many of the students have an average experience of 15 months.

    Language Requirments:

    • The students whose official language is not English are required to write IELTS or TOEFL exams before applying.
    • The TOEFL cut-off for this program is 90 out of 120.
    • The IELTS cut-off will be decided by the university department.

    Language Requirement Exemption:

    • Students who have received instruction in English in their primary and secondary schools and students who have been in the United States for four years or longer and have received a degree from an American institution.

    Exam Requirments:

    • The students must compulsorily have to submit the scores of any one of the exams like GMAT or GRE.
    • MIT recommends that applicants interview with a member of the MIT Educational Council if available. Council members are MIT graduates who have volunteered to interview on behalf of the Office of Admissions.
    • GRE scores (not required for 2021 application cycle).

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    Required Document List

    • Online Application: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
    • Application Fee: Students need to submit their application fees.
    • Statement of Purpose: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required.
    • Official GRE Test Scores: Students have to submit their GRE Test Scores.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


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    VISA & Work Study


    The students can opt for any one of the two visas namely F1 Visa, J1 Visa.

    Individuals on any other non-immigrant visa will be unable to register in a program of studies at MIT.

    F1 Visa:

    • This option is normally used by those who enroll as full-time students at an approved educational institution.
    • It is obtained by presenting the Form I-20 to a US consulate or embassy and submitting an application for an F-1 visa.
    • F-1 students are expected to attend the school that issued the Form I-20 and to maintain a full course of study while in the United States.
    • Students whose studies are funded by their families or other private sponsors are normally issued the Form I-20.
    • Upon arrival in the United States, students will be granted permission to remain in this country for the period of time required to complete their programs of study.

    J1 Visa:

    • This is also known as J1 Exchange Visitor Visa.
    • This visa may be used by those who come to study or conduct research as participants in an Exchange Visitor program. Students must be substantially (more than 51 percent) funded by their home government, educational institutions, international or national organizations, private companies, etc., in order to be eligible for a J-1 visa.
    • Students on personal/family funds are not eligible for J-1 status; they must apply for F-1 status.
    • The J-1 visa is obtained by presenting to the American Consul form DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility).
    • When students accept funding from the Fulbright or any other agency of the US government or their own governments (even though it may be only a travel grant), this status carries with it a “two-year home country residency requirement,” which obliges students to return to their home countries for two years before they can apply for permanent residency or change to an H or L visa. In addition, this restriction applies to students from certain countries that have registered a list of needed skills with the United States government.
    • Students intending to use the J-1 visa to enter the United States should ask the US Consul in their home country whether or not they will be subject to the two-year home residency requirement.
    • J-1 students will be allowed to remain in the country for the period of time indicated on their DS-2019. This time may be extended, so long as they are pursuing a full course of study on authorized academic training.

    Work Study

    Any student can get an on-campus job. Student minimum wage is $12.75 an hour with most students making about $1,700 a semester.

    International students are limited to working 20 hours per week due to student-visa guidelines.

    Per federal regulations, students participating in a federal work-study program are not permitted to miss class time in order to perform their federal work-study duties.

    Some of the available job types are :

    • Research Jobs
    • Part-time or Seasonal Jobs
    • Public Service Jobs
    • Research and Teaching Assistantship
    • Community service work-study program.

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$1000YesDec 21, 2020
    Innovation in Education Scholarship - La Tutors 123$500YesFeb 20, 2020
    Aga khan Foundation ScholarshipsVariableYesMar 31, 2020
    FormSwift Scholarship Program$1000YesMar 15, 2020


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    8.8 /10

    Being a part of MIT itself opens many doors of opportunities as it is one of the best schools for an engineering degree. I chose the university because of its rankings. I applied by creating a profile on the official website as it is the only way of applying for graduate programs at the university. An application fee of $75 was also paid by me at the time applying.

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