The University of Missouri - Kansas City offers scholarships to outstanding international undergraduate and graduate applicants who are first time new students intending to enroll (including transfer students from U.S. institutions) to degree programs in College of Arts & Sciences, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Conservatory of Music, School of Education and School of Pharmacy in each academic year (from August to May).
Applicants for programs in the School of Computing and Engineering should review the Dean's International Award information.
Students who are admitted to a UMKC doctoral program are automatically awarded non-resident fee waivers for up to 9 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester. This automatic Doctoral Fee Waiver makes students ineligible for a CNR award.
For more information about the doctoral non-resident fee waiver, please click here.
The Chancellor's Non-Resident Award ("CNR") is a renewable award that will cover the difference between Missouri Resident and Non-Resident fees, without a limit on the number of credit hours taken.
All applicants meeting the criteria below are automatically considered for a CNR:
- For a typical undergraduate student who enrolls in the required 12 credit hours in each Fall and Spring semester, the award for 2013-2014 will be $10,198 USD for the academic year.
Enrollment for more credit hours (e.g. 15 hours) provides a proportionally larger award (e.g. $12,747 USD).
- For a typical graduate student who enrolls in 9 graduate credit hours in each Fall and Spring semester, the award for 2013-2014 will be $9,607 USD for the academic year.
To be considered for the award, an applicant must:
Additional information about the Chancellor's Non-Resident Award: Click the CNR-FAQ (frequently asked questions) about the Chancellor's Non-resident Award.
Apply as a first time new student at UMKC intending to enroll with a CNR participating academic unit (College of Arts & Sciences, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Conservatory of Music and Dance, School of Education, and School of Pharmacy)
Submit transcripts (along with application materials) showing an outstanding academic record (Minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale)
Submit a Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (79 iBT) or IELTS score of 6.0, unless you are exempt from the English Proficiency test.
Be an F-1 or J-1 visa holder upon enrollment
Receive a nomination from the corresponding UMKC academic unit
Review for the total annual 'cost of study' required for your program of interest.
Students must demonstrate the financial ability for the cost of study beyond the CNR scholarship.
Satisfy additional academic unit criteria, if required.
Review for any specific requirements for your program of interest.
For example, for applicants who apply for the Bloch School of Management's undergraduate programs need a 3.5 US-equivalent Grade Point Average to get a partial CNR (50%) and a 3.75 GPA to get a full CNR scholarship.
For graduate students, the requirements include a GMAT score of 600 or 650, respectively, for a partial or full CNR.
Please contact academic units if no information is available through