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 are 61 TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS, or 44 PTE-A, or 85-90 Duolingo

  3. Official transcripts

    • Students in their last year of high school should submit transcripts for all years completed thus far. Students who have completed high school must submit final transcripts and degree certificates or exam results.

    • Students who have studied at a college or university must submit university transcripts to date. If you have completed more than 24 credit hours at a university, you do not need to submit high school transcripts.

    • Transcripts are required from all high schools or universities attended.
  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 chart 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 2021-2022 Academic Year (24 credit hours per year)

Most Majors Nursing
Tuition and Fees $24,406 $29,550
Living Expenses $14,966 $14,966
Health Insurance $2,307 $2,307
TOTAL $41,679 $46,823



All degree-seeking international undergraduate applicants will automatically be reviewed for competitive scholarships, with awards ranging up to $14,000 per year. A separate application form is not required. Students are given priority consideration when they are admitted on or before February 15 for fall semester and August 15 for spring semester.


  • 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 International Admissions
University of Missouri–St. Louis
One University Blvd (362 SSB)
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 that students are given priority consideration for scholarships when they are admitted on or before February 15 for fall semester and August 15 for spring semester.

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall semester

June 1

Spring semester

November 1

UMSL awards credit hours to students who have completed certain international examinations. Credit may be gained though the following exams:

Advanced Level Exams (AS-Level and A-Level)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Other international exams may evaluated on a course-by-course basis under the procedures for international transfer credit.  

A maximum of 30 credit hours from these programs may be used toward degree requirements at UMSL. In cases where the student has completed both the exam and the equivalent course, duplicate credit is not awarded.