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Sponsored Student Program


UCM's International Sponsored Student Program serves approximately 150 students each year from various parts of the world. These students study in a variety of fields at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Who are Sponsored Students?

Sponsored students receive educational funding through a third-party source such as a government, foundation, non-profit organization, employer, university, or business.  

Services to Sponsored Students

The Center for Global Education works closely with each sponsored student to promote a successful and fulfilling experience at UCM. The CGE covers topics such as:

  • Requirements, terms, expectations of the sponsorship
  • Documentation required by the sponsor, including transcripts, progress reports and health insurance waivers (if qualified)
  • Classroom culture and strategies for academic success
  • Course registration
  • Utilizing campus resources, including the Student Health Center, Student Success Center, Student Financial Services, Counseling Center, Career Center, and academic units
  • Cultural adjustment and engagement on campus and in the community
  • F-1 and J-1 Visa compliance
  • Identifying community service and internship opportunities

Sponsoring Agencies

UCM's International Sponsored Student Program has established relationships with:

  • American Council of Education
  • Brazil Aeronautical Commission
  • Canadian Bureau of International Education
  • Education USA
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Research & Exchange Board
  • Iraq Higher Education
  • Qatar Cultural Mission
  • Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission
  • United Arab Emirates Cultural Division
  • US Commercial Services
  • World Learning

Help & Advising

The CGE is proud to provide services that facilitate the achievement of sponsored students' academic goals. Our staff also acts as a liaison between student, sponsor, and University departments and colleges.

Current sponsored students are encouraged to communicate regularly with the sponsored student staff.  You can make an appointment or visit the office during walk-in hours.

Sponsored Student Forms


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