Admission

We are excited that you are interested in applying to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The first step to becoming an international student at UMKC is completing the application for admission and submitting documents required for admission consideration.

To make this process as simple as possible, below you will find a list of tasks to complete or documents to submit. This list is intended as a general list of items required for all applicants. The program you apply for may have specific admission requirements. To verify these requirements, please contact your academic department.

Admission Requirements

  1. Academic Credentials: Submit official copies of all academic credentials (also known as: transcripts, mark sheets, score cards, degree certificates). Official copies must be submitted in the native language. English translation of these transcripts should be submitted if the original is not in English.
    Request all official transcripts/credentials be sent to:
    International Student Affairs Office
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Student Success Center, G-04
    5000 Holmes Street
    Kansas City, MO 64110
  2. English Proficiency: Proficiency may be demonstrated by providing a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS test score and is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants who are citizens of a country which has English as an official language may have the English proficiency requirement waived.
  3. Personal Statement: Submit a short statement outlining objectives for attending UMKC.  Anyone admitted to study in the U.S. must be prepared to tell the Border Immigration Officer why they chose to come to UMKC.
  4. Passport: Submit a copy of the information/photo passport page.
  5. Statement of Finances: Applicants requesting an I-20 or DS-2019 must demonstrate the ability to cover the total cost of attendance for one academic year. This statement should be no more than one year old.
  6.  Affidavit of Support: If a friend or family member is providing a statement of finances, they will need to submit an affidavit of support indicating that they agree to sponsor your studies.
  7. Supplemental Materials: Required supplemental materials may include GRE or GMAT test scores, supplemental applications, resume or writing samples. To verify additional requirements, contact the academic department.  (GRE reporting code is 6872)
  8. Transfer-In Form and Immigration Documents: Students currently attending another U.S. institution should submit the International Student Transfer-In-Form and a copy of their visa, I-94 and I-20 or DS-2019.

Application materials including unofficial transcripts or academic credentials, test scores, bank statements, letters of recommendation or writing samples may be submitted via fax to the US phone number 573/884-4894 or emailed to umkcisaoproc@umkc.edu. You may also send a secure email through our drop box here.  The applicant name and student ID number should be included on every page of submitted documents. Please note, soft copies of documents that are submitted via email or fax are not considered to be official documents. Official transcripts must come in a sealed envelope from your school. Official test scores must come directly from your testing center.

Additional requirements for mainland Chinese applicants:
Before submitting your application to UMKC, you will need to request a credential report from CQV in English. Step by step instructions can be found on the CQV website.

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