A sponsored student is any student who has received a scholarship from their home government(s) or is funded by other third-party sponsors.

Sponsored Student Responsibilities

Sponsored students receive scholarships, so there are rules and responsibilities that come along with being a sponsored student.

You must provide ISAO a copy of these documents.

  • Financial Guarantee from your sponsoring agency
  • Consent Form, filled out during your check-in session
  • Insurance Waiver (PDF), if your sponsoring agency provides insurance coverage

Scholarship requirements

When you meet with an academic advisor at UMKC to schedule your courses, you need to make sure your academic advisor is aware that you are a sponsored student and have to abide by specific scholarship requirements. You are responsible for enrolling in courses that are approved by your sponsoring agency. If you complete courses that are not approved by your sponsoring agency, you will be expected to pay for those courses.

Courses that may not be approved by your sponsoring agency.

  • Online courses
  • PACE courses
  • Accelerated courses
  • Weekend and evening courses
  • Courses outside your major area of study
  • Language courses in a language you are already fluent in

If you are unsure whether or not your sponsoring agency will cover courses, reach out to your advisor at your sponsoring agency and confirm whether your courses are approved.

Additional requirements

Agencies in some countries have additional requirements.

Meet Our Sponsored Student Officer

Alex Spenner

Email: spenneral@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1113