In order to expedite the processing of your application, you may email application materials to our office. Official items must still be sent at a later date.

  1. Application form

    •  Refer to the international student application and $40 application fee.

  2. Proof of English proficiency

    • Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A, 105-110 Duolingo

  3. Official transcripts

    • Students in their final year of a bachelor's program should submit transcripts for all semesters completed thus far.

    • Students who have already completed a degree must submit final transcripts and degree certificates.

    • Transcripts are required from all universities attended.
  4. Most graduate programs also require additional materials, including letters of recommendation, writing samples, and/or GRE and GMAT scores. Please review the degree profile for your program to view a complete list of requirements. Note that letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the author - do not send photocopies or scans of recommendations.

    All application materials must be sent to UMSL Global Admissions.

  1. Copy of your passport

  2. Statement of finances

    • An official bank statement must show funds to cover one year of expenses, be in English, and be less than six months old

  3. Affidavit of support

    • If the bank document is not in the student's name, the account holder must sign an affidavit of support

  4. Copy of any current US visa

Approximate expenses are noted in the table below. Per US regulations, this amount must be shown in order to obtain documentation for a student visa. Actual costs may vary, and students are not billed until arriving on campus and registering for classes.

Estimated Expenses for the 2020-2021 Academic Year 

Graduate Tuition & Fees


Living Expenses & Health Insurance


Total (one academic year)



Graduate assistantships are granted directly by the department in question. After students have applied for admission, they may contact their departments for information about possible funding opportunities. Assistantship applications are available at the Graduate School.


In addition to assistantship opportunities, degree-seeking graduate applicants are automatically reviewed for a limited number of international student scholarships with awards ranging up to $6,000. A separate application form is not required.

Scholarship Deadlines:

  • Early Decision: February 15th for Fall | August 15th for Spring
  • Regular Decision: May 15th for Fall | November 15th for Spring
  • Late Decision

Official transcripts and test scores should be sent directly to:

UMSL Global Admissions
University of Missouri-St. Louis 
One University Blvd (261 MSC) 
St. Louis, MO 63121, USA

Phone: +1-314-516-5229 

UMSL's institution code for TOEFL reporting is 6889.

All materials should be submitted before the priority deadlines noted below. It may be still possible to be considered for admission after these dates, though a review cannot be guaranteed. Note also that some programs may have earlier deadlines.

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall semester

May 1

Spring semester

October 1