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International Admissions

The World is at UCM

The University of Central Missouri is a highly accredited university that is recognized across the world for academic excellence. We are one of the most affordable universities in the USA. UCM is home to more than 1,000 international students from 50 countries. We have the academic support services and student support resources in place to help you every step of the way—from applying to enrolling to settling into your new life at UCM.

Applying to UCM

Fall Application Deadlines

  • Students coming from home country July 1st
  • Transfer students July 15th

 Spring Application Deadlines

  • Students coming from home country October 15th
  • Transfer students December 1st

 Summer Application Deadlines

  • Students coming from home country April 1st
  • Transfer students May 1st

*Unless you are pursuing an online degree, summer admission is only open for the following programs: Intensive English Program, Computer Science MS, Cybersecurity MS, Computer Information Systems & IT BS and MS, and Big Data and Analytics BS and MS.

 You are considered an international student applicant if you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Here is the information you need about:

International Admission Requirements

If you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., you are considered an international student at UCM.

International admissions requirements vary depending upon your student type and whether you are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. However, all international students will be required to:

  • Complete the International Student Application
  • Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee*
  • Prove English proficiency*
  • Provide financial support letter
  • Provide a bank statement with adequate funds
  • Official Transcripts *
  • Photocopy of passport

* may not apply to all student types

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Have Questions?

We Are Here to Help

If you have questions about applying to UCM, please contact the Graduate and International Student Services office. Email giss@ucmo.edu, call 001.660.543.4092 or participate in a live chat. We also invite you to review the following:

Be sure to register for upcoming webinars, and watch archived webinars, to answer your questions about graduate school and graduate admissions. 


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Why Choose UCM

There are many reasons international students from India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and all over the world Choose Red. Learn more.

Find Your Program

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Finance Your Education

All international applicants are considered for financial assistance through various scholarships. Learn more.

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Graduate on Time

UCM’s Learning to a Greater Degree contract represents our commitment to helping you graduate on time. Learn more.

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Contact Us

Graduate & International Student Services
Ward Edwards 1800
Tel: 660-543-4092


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