Scholarships

UMKC offers scholarship opportunities to international students. Below is a list of the available scholarships by academic unit and their eligibility requirements.

Meeting listed scholarship requirements does not guarantee an award.

Bloch School of Management

The Bloch Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award (CNR)  is a renewable scholarship that will cover the difference between Missouri resident and non-resident tuition, without a limit on the number of credit hours taken.

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

  • Full-time, degree seeking undergraduate or master’s level student in the Bloch School of Management
  • 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

 

College of Arts & Sciences

The A&S Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award (CNR) covers $8,000 of non-resident tuition- $4,000 in the Fall semester and $4,000 in the Spring semester. It is awarded upon admission and is renewable.

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

  • Full-time, degree seeking undergraduate or master’s level student in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • 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

 

School of Computing and Engineering

 

The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) offers the Dean’s International Scholar Award (DISA) to all new undergraduate and master’s international students.  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. To review IGTA requirements, please visit the Graduate International Student Instructor and Teaching Assistant Policy webpage. Interested international students should contact the School of Graduate Studies for more information.

 

Private Scholarship Opportunities