In order to expedite the processing of your application, you may upload application materials to your online application. Official items must still be sent at a later date.  Applicants who do not have all application and immigration documents on file will experience longer processing times.

  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, or 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 2021-2022 Academic Year 
College/School Graduate Tuition
and Fees
Living Expenses Health Insurance Total

Arts and Sciences










Social Work





















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. 



All degree-seeking F-1 international undergraduate applicants will automatically be reviewed for competitive scholarships, with awards ranging up to $6,000 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.

Note: These scholarships are open to F-1 International Students only. Eligibility is contingent on obtaining and maintaining F-1 status. Scholarship awards cannot be increased or combined with a graduate assistantship. Awards are made on a first come first basis until funds are exhausted.

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 also that some programs may have earlier deadlines.

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall semester

May 1

Spring semester

October 1