Scholarships

UMKC offers scholarship opportunities to international students. Below is a list of the available scholarships and their eligibility requirements, as well as a list of resources for scholarships from outside sources.

 

Bloch School Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award - CNR

 

Offered to undergraduate and graduate (excluding doctoral) students in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

The Bloch CNR  is a renewable award that will cover the difference between Missouri resident and non-resident fees, without a limit on the number of credit hours taken.

All applicants meeting the following criteria are automatically considered for a Bloch CNR Scholarship:

  • First-time student in the school listed above
  • Transcripts showing an outstanding academic record – minimum of 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 79 iBT (550 paper) or IELTS score of 6.0, unless you are exempt from the English proficiency test
  •  F-1 or J-1 visa holder upon enrollment
  • Nomination from the corresponding UMKC academic unit
  • Additional academic unit criteria, if required

 

Arts & Sciences Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award - CNR

 

Offered to undergraduate and graduate (excluding doctoral) students in the College of Arts & Sciences.

The A&S CNR covers a large portion of the non-resident tuition rate, is awarded upon admission, and is renewable.

All applicants meeting the following criteria are automatically considered for an A&S CNR Scholarship:

  • First-time student in the school listed above
  • Transcripts showing an outstanding academic record – minimum of 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 79 iBT (550 paper) or IELTS score of 6.0, unless you are exempt from the English proficiency test
  •  F-1 or J-1 visa holder upon enrollment
  • Nomination from the corresponding UMKC academic unit

 

Dean’s International Scholar Award - DISA

The School of Computing and Engineering offers the Dean’s International Scholar Award (DISA) to all new undergraduate and master’s international students to further assist with college expenses.  The DISA covers a large portion of the non-resident tuition rate, is awarded upon admission, and is renewable.

DISA AwardFully Admitted StudentsProvisionally Admitted Students
Undergraduate Students$4,250 per semester$2,125 per semester
Master's Students$4,000 per semester$2,000 per semester

 

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

 

Graduate students may apply for Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantships directly through the academic department in which enrollment is sought. Most assistantships are offered only to students who have completed prior coursework at UMKC. International Graduate Teaching Assistants (IGTAs) must be certified by the School of Graduate Studies prior to serving in any GTA positions. The English proficiency requirements for certification include attendance at a Cultural Orientation in August, at least a 24 on the speaking section of the TOEFL, and passing a Panel Presentation. Interested international students should contact the School of Graduate Studies for more information.

 

Private Scholarship Opportunities