Student Exchange (1+1 Program)

The 1+1 Program is a 2 semester study abroad experience for students from our Partner Universities with 1 semester of English classes and 1 semester of academic classes. Students must have at least a score of 45 on the TOEFL or 5.0 on the IELTS to qualify. Students may take 1 or 2 semesters of academics with a score of at least a 61 on the TOEFL or 6.0 on the IELTS.

English Semester

12 Credit hours, 20 hours of instruction per week in Grammar, Writing, Reading & Vocabulary, and Speaking & Listening.

Semester Tuition*Homestay*
(4 months)
Health InsuranceInternational
Student fee*
Total Cost
$5,434$3,200$947$80$9,661
  • For details on full UMKC tuition rates, please see the Cashiers and Collections Office website.
  • Campus offers dormitories, depending on availability. Price varies according to dorm and meal plan. For details on housing options and costs, please see the ALI’s Housing page.
  • International student fee is $80 per semester.

Academic Semester

12 credit hours, with classes from multiple Schools at UMKC to choose from!

College of Arts and Sciences

Departments and Programs:

  • Architecture, Urban planning, & Design
  • Art & Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Economics
  • English Language & Literature
  • Foreign Language & Literatures
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Total Cost: $9,661 (plus books)

Bloch School of Management

Departments and Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Enterprise Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

Additional Cost: $74 course fee per credit hour for Business coursework

Total Cost: $10,549 (plus books)

School of Computing and Engineering

Departments and Programs:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

Additional Cost: $92 course fee per credit hour for Engineering & Computer Science coursework

Total Cost: $10,756 (plus books)

School of Education

Departments and Programs:

Early Childhood Education (up to Grade 3), Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Middle School Educaation (Grades 5-9):

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Secondary Education (Grades 9-12):

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Science

Grades K-12:

  • Art
  • French
  • German
  • Music
  • Spanish

Additional Cost: $18 course fee per credit hour for Education coursework

Total Cost: $9,877 (plus books)

School of Law

Students must have at least a score of 70 on the TOEFL to qualify. Students must take 1 semester of academics with a score of at least 80 on the TOEFL.

Law School semester is 9 credit hours.

Departments and Programs:

  • Common Law
  • Legal Analysis & Writing
  • Introduction to US Law and Culture
  • Introduction to US Legal Skills
  • US Legal Research

Total Cost: $6,217 (plus books)

Students can “mix and match” classes from different schools and programs at UMKC to create their own, unique academic experience!

Additional Costs to Consider

  • Books for undergraduate coursework will cost about $250. Books for Law courses will be more expensive.
  • Lunch will cost approximately $10 per day. The cost can vary depending on personal choices about where and what to eat.

To apply to the program, you will need to submit a bank statement. The amount required on the bank statement may be different from the amounts listed above. This is because the government needs to see estimated living expenses too. For bank statement amounts, visit UMKC’s International Student Affairs Office Cost of Attendance webpage or contact the ALI at ali@umkc.edu.
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