Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Academic units offers several scholarship opportunities for international students who meet the eligibility requirements. You may also fund your education at UMKC with a variety of private scholarships.

Meeting listed scholarship requirements does not guarantee an award.

The Bloch Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award (CNR)  is a renewable scholarship that covers the difference between Missouri resident and nonresident tuition, without a limit on the number of credit hours taken.

Eligibility requirements

  • First-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or master’s-level student in the Bloch School of Management
  • Transcripts showing an outstanding academic record minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 79 iBT (550 paper) TOEFL score or 6.0 IELTS score, unless you are exempt from the English proficiency test
  • F-1 or J-1 visa holder, upon enrollment
  • Nomination from the corresponding UMKC academic unit
  • Additional academic unit criteria, if required

The CAS Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award (CNR) covers $8,000 of non-resident tuition  $4,000 in the Fall semester and $4,000 in the Spring semester. It is awarded upon admission and is renewable.

Eligibility requirements

  • First-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or master’s-level student in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Transcripts showing an outstanding academic record minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 79 iBT (550 paper) TOEFL score or 6.0 IELTS score, unless you are exempt from the English proficiency test
  • F-1 or J-1 visa holder, upon enrollment
  • Nomination from the corresponding UMKC academic unit

The School of Computing and Engineering offers the Dean’s International Scholar Award (DISA) to all new undergraduate and master’s international students.  The DISA covers a large portion of the nonresident tuition rate, is awarded upon admission and is renewable.

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

Graduate students may apply for graduate teaching or research assistantships directly through the academic department in which enrollment is sought. Most assistantships are offered only to students who have completed prior coursework at UMKC. You must be certified by the School of Graduate Studies before serving in any GTA positions.

Learn more about IGTAs