International Performing Arts Institute in Germany (IPAI)



Cost|Academic Credit

Students interested in receiving academic credit for their participation through The University of Southern Mississippi will be charged the cost of tuition: $TBA for four hours of undergraduate credit in MUS 499CA or $TBA for four hours of graduate credit in MUS 599CA.


  1. Students will pay the USM deposit, $250, after submitting your application. The final payment is due, TBA. Final payments may be paid in the Office of International Programs.
  2. Students will pay IPAI fees directly to IPAI which includes program fees, housing, two meals per day, masterclasses, voice lessons, acting and dance classes.

Payments can be paid by card, check, cash, or money order.

Price does not include flight. (Please do not book individual flight without faculty director's consent. See Dr. Maryanne Kyle.)

You may mail payment to: The Office of International Programs, 118 College Drive #5069, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or phone 601.266.4344 with a credit card.


Students must be auditioned and accepted by IPAI before applying for Southern Miss credit.

Southern Miss' requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing.

Financial Aid

Degree-seeking, Southern Miss, students who are accepted for participation may apply for financial aid if they meet federal requirements for a guaranteed student loan.

Students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office.

Summer Pell Grants, faculty/staff dependent scholarships, faculty/staff tuition waivers, and graduate assistantships are also accepted. Students are advised to apply early.

Non-Southern Miss students must apply for financial aid through their home institution. However, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Programs, 601.266.4344, at Southern Miss for assistance.

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, fees are non-refundable. The International Programs Office should be notified, in writing, of all cancellations.

Program Coordinator

Melissa Ravencraft, Coordinator
Office of International Programs
Phone: 601.266.5009
Make an appointment with Melissa