Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA | Private University | Established 1861

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  • Incorporated in the year 1861, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research institute located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1865, four years after the approval of its founding charter, the Institute admitted its first student and shortly thereafter in 1871, admitted its first woman student. MIT’s opening marked the foundation of a new kind of independent educational institution by coupling teaching and research with a primary focus on solving real-world problems. There are 30 departments across 5 schools in MIT, pioneering new ways of learning on the campus.

    With more than 1,067 Faculty members, MIT continues to play a vital role in shaping the future of undergraduate and graduate students as advisors, mentors, coaches, committee members and much more. In addition, the Institute’s board of trustees include 78 eminent leaders in science, engineering, education, industry, and other professions. Additionally, the faculty members continue to thrive the global standard of excellence in their disciplines.

    MIT is set in a campus of 168 acres, situated between Central and Kendall Squares, and across the Charles River from Boston’s Back Bay; comprising of 26 acres of playing fields, more than 20 gardens and green spaces, 18 student residences and around 50 publicly cited works of art.

    The academic departments and institutes encompass numerous degree-granting programs and interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs. In the year 2019-20, MIT student population of 11,520 including 458 international undergraduate and 2873 international graduate students came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and 129 foreign countries. MIT also offers a number of executive and professional programs for entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and technical professionals through online as well as on-campus mode.

    Many MIT staff are eminent international scholars from different parts of the world. MIT is placed at the heart of one of the most vibrant hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship – Cambridge. From medical research to clean water technology, sustainable energy, urban resiliency, Alzheimer’s, cancer and infectious disease are some of the innovations where MIT scholars have made an impact. In the academic year 2016–2017, MIT hosted 2,379 international scholars comprising of 75% men and 25% women from 96 countries. It is one of the top institutions that produced 95 Noble laureates, 59 National Medal of Science winners, 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners, 77 MacArthur Fellows and 15 A. M. Turing Award

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Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
Bachelors of Computer Science and Engineering 4 Year USD 4,184,257
MBA 2 Year -
Executive MBA 1.7 Year -
Language Pathway - Bachelor of Science - Biology - Microbiology and Public Health 4 Year USD 19,215
Standard - Bachelor of Science - Biology - Molecular 4 Year USD 18,655
Academic Bridge - Bachelor of Science - Biology - Molecular 4 Year USD 19,215
Language Pathway - Bachelor of Science - Biology - Molecular 4 Year USD 19,215
Standard - Bachelor of Science - Biology - Pre-Health Science 4 Year USD 18,655
Academic Bridge - Bachelor of Science - Biology - Pre-Health Science 4 Year USD 19,215
Language Pathway - Bachelor of Science - Biology - Pre-Health Science 4 Year USD 19,215
Standard - Bachelor of Science - Business Administration 4 Year USD 18,655
Academic Bridge - Bachelor of Science - Business Administration 4 Year USD 19,215
Language Pathway - Bachelor of Science - Business Administration 4 Year USD 19,215
Standard - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry 4 Year USD 18,655
Academic Bridge - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry 4 Year USD 19,215
Language Pathway - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry 4 Year USD 19,215
Standard - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Pre-Health Science 4 Year USD 18,655
Academic Bridge - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Pre-Health Science 4 Year USD 19,215
Language Pathway - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Pre-Health Science 4 Year USD 19,215
Standard - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Professional 4 Year USD 18,655
Academic Bridge - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Professional 4 Year USD 19,215
Language Pathway - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Professional 4 Year USD 19,215
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Scholarships

Hani Zeini Scholarship

Scholarship per student
USD 75,530
Applicable course stream
Agriculture & Forestry, Engineering & Technology + 1 more

Narotam Sekhsaria’s Scholarships

Scholarship per student
USD 2,000,000
Applicable course stream
Business & Management, Engineering & Technology + 1 more

Admission Requirements

Type of deadline Regular

Courses Exams
Postgraduate Certificate - Diploma / Masters courses

TOEFL : 90

  • Recommended score: 100+
  • Recommend scores of at least 23 for each section

SAT : Accepted

  • Middle 50% score range of admitted students (25th and 75th percentiles)
  • SAT Math - Range (790, 800)
  • SAT ERW - Range (730, 780) 
Bachelors courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 40
  • Min IELTS overall: 4
  • Min PTE overall: 42
MBA

TOEFL : Accepted

Description Results
% International Students

30.4%

Total International Students

3,387

Size of Campus in acres

168

Faculty/Student Ratio

1 : 3.0

Endowments Value

USD 14 billion

No.of Campuses

1

Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense

INR 11.3 Lakh

International Students Website

% International Students

Undergraduates students received financial aid

91%

%Employed within 6 months of study

Graduates-81%

%Employed within 6 months of study

Undergraduates-54%

Average Hostel & Meals Expense CAD 15000
Part Time Work Can you work: Yes What kind of work can you do? There are various part-time jobs available in all the sectors across hospitality/catering to call centre to banking and finance and etc. With few exceptions, it is very unlikely that you will find a part-time job related to your course of study. How many hours can you work? 20 hours per week during studies; 40 hours per week during vacations. Do you need prior approval when you work? No
Post Study Work Permit Getting a Post-Graduation Work Permit while studying in Canada (called PGWP) depends a lot on your course and its duration. A work permit under the PGWP is usually issued for the length of the study program. The maximum length of the post-work permit is of three years. It means if your post-graduate course’s duration is two years, you get a three-year PGWP visa. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program
Cost of Visa Application INR 8, 676.8
Visa Application Process Canada continues to attract a steady volume of students from India. While getting admission to Top Universities in Canada continues to require excellent academic score, the permission to study is validated by means of a Study Permit. If you wish to take academic, professional, or vocational training at a university, college, or any other educational institution in Canada, you will need a study permit before you enter Canada.
Hot Job Sectors When you are looking for jobs in Canada, you must be sure that the prospective job will provide you with good money and a relative amount of job security. For international students these criteria are the most important as in case you decide to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) in the future, you need to have a strong case which is reflected in the kind of job you hold. Since the population of Canada is sparse in a certain area, the Canadian economy is dependent on immigrants and foreign nationals to make up for the lack of manpower.
Economy Growth Rate For 2019, according to the IMF, the Canadian economy grew at 1.6% in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the economy is expected to contract by 6.2% (-) in 2020 and will pick up the pace again in 2021 with a GDP growth of 4.2%.

FAQ's

MIT expects a strong academic record in grade 10, 11, and 12 from undergraduate aspirants. MIT requires a minimum score in any one of the English proficiency tests. However, it is recommended to target a higher score that increases the chances of admission.

  • TOEFL: Minimum 90, recommended 100
  • IELTS: Minimum 7, recommended 7.5
  • PTE: Minimum 65, recommended 70
  • Duolingo (DET): Minimum 120, recommended 125
  • C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency: Minimum 185, recommended 190

For the 2020-2021 academic year admissions, MIT does not require standardized testing scores such as the ACT or SAT for admission consideration. The university will communicate any change on its website. Usually, the university expects students to have the following scores:

  • SAT: Above 1500
  • ACT: Above 35

All documents submitted during the application process need to be original drafts and in English or translated in English. Students should also get their documents evaluated by trusted credential evaluators.

For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:

  • Academic transcripts
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/DET score reports
  • AP score
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Two letters of recommendation (LORs): one from a Math or Science teacher and one from a Humanities, Social Science, or Language teacher
  • Supplement essays
  • Additional supplements such as audio recordings, videos, or portfolios
  • Financial documents
  • Fee waiver form, if any

For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score reports
  • GRE/GMAT/LSAT score reports
  • Resume/CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Two to three LORs
  • Additional or optional supplements such as cover letter, video statement, portfolios, etc
  • Financial documents
  • Fee waiver form, if any

The undergraduate and graduate application fee for MIT is USD 75. The MIT Sloan School of Management’s application fee ranges from USD 75 to USD 250 depending on the program.

MIT scholarships are open for all students, but only US citizens are qualified for a financial aid. Scholarships are awarded on merit + need basis, and the university expects early application for scholarship consideration. In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students graduated debt-free in 2020, owing to the university’s scholarship and financial aid. For graduate aspirants, several teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowship opportunities are available. PhD students usually receive MIT scholarships covering full tuition, stipend, and health insurance throughout their academic period. For professional courses like MBA, general fellowships/scholarships are available that cover tuition costs only. International students are also eligible for loans without US co-signers. For more details on MIT scholarships, check the respective school/department website as each department has a different set of requirements for fellowships/scholarships.

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