To apply to the University of Missouri - St. Louis, prospective international students should follow the steps below:

Application Checklist


Undergraduate applicants

  • Complete an application and pay the application fee
  • Send proof of English proficiency (a TOEFL/IELTS score)*
  • Have official transcripts sent directly to International Student & Scholar Services (ISS) 

    *If you are graduating from a US high school, you may need to submit a different test


Graduate applicants

  • Complete the steps above and submit other materials as required by the graduate program (i.e. test scores, reference letters, and/or writing samples)
  • See UMSL's transcript recommendations for graduate applicants
  • Have all items sent to ISS
     

Immigration Checklist


All regular F-1 and J-1 international students must also submit the following items. If you do not plan to receive an F or J visa, please contact ISS about what immigration items to submit:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Financial Support Form
  • Original bank statement showing funds for one year of study
  • Copy of your I-20 or DS-2019 (if you are currently in the US on a student visa)


*Do not send bank statements, transcripts, or test scores via email*
 

Application Deadlines

         Undergraduate            Graduate*    
Fall semester                   June 1                   May 1              
Spring semester              November 1       October 1


*Some graduate programs may have earlier deadlines.

Processing Time: For undergraduate applications, allow 10 business days after all materials have been received. Graduate applications require at least 4-6 weeks depending on the department in question. Only complete applications will be reviewed.


Scholarships


A limited number of scholarships are offered to international undergraduate students on a highly competitive basis. Reviews are based on students’ academic and English abilities, as well as their extracurricular involvement. Scholarships are awarded monthly until funds have been exhausted for a given semester, though students are encouraged to apply before a priority deadline of April 15. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree at UMSL may submit a scholarship application to ISS.

For graduate students, assistantships are granted directly by the department in question. After students have applied for graduate admission, they may contact their departments for information about possible funding opportunities. Refer to the Graduate School for assistantship information.


Costs & Important Information

Privacy

An individual's records are only discussed with the student in question. If a person inquires on behalf of an applicant, the student must sign and submit an Authorization to Release Information. Note that admission decisions are not given out over the phone.

Costs

Potential expenses to remember include: tuition and fees, meals, housing, books, mandatory health insurance, telephone, transportation, and personal expenses.
                         

       Undergraduate            Graduate    
Tuition        $19,836        $18,425        
Room, board & health insurance          $11,731        $11,731
Total (one year)*        $31,567        $30,156


*These figures are an estimated total for the 2014-2015 school year. Costs may rise approximately 6% per year.