Full Name of University:
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):
4 Semesters or 2 academic year students
General University Website:
International Office/Website for Incoming Students:
Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:
Assistant Director for Study Abroad
University of Missouri – Kansas City
International Academic Programs (IAP)
Student Success Center #120 | 5000 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”
Online (only) application available at: www.umkc.edu/international (click on Incoming Exchange Students).
How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?
Proof that you have already received your undergraduate diploma is required in order to apply to master’s/graduate level
Other important notes
We can no longer accept graduate level (Masters or PhD) psychology students
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)
Accounting, American Studies, anthropology, art, art history, biology, Black studies, business, chemistry, classical and ancient studies, communication studies, entrepreneurship, mass communication/journalism, communication studies, telecommunications, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, information technology, criminal justice and criminology, dance, environmental sciences, economics, education, engineering, English language and literature, environmental studies, French, geography, geology, geosciences, German, history, liberal arts, journalism and creative writing, liberal studies, mathematics and statistics, music, music therapy, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, social work, sociology, Spanish, studio art, theater, urban affairs, urban planning and design, women's and gender studies
Are graduate areas open for exchange?
Yes (please inquire to be sure)
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)
Inquire to make certain: Accounting, American Studies, anthropology, art, art history, biology, Black studies, business, chemistry, classical and ancient studies, communication studies, entrepreneurship, speech communication, Telecommunications, computer science, software architecture, networking, criminal justice and criminology, dance, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, English language and literature, environmental studies, geosciences, French, geography, geology, geosciences, German, history, humanities, information technology, journalism and creative writing, liberal studies, mathematics and statistics, music, music therapy, philosophy, physical education, physics, political science, religious studies, social work, sociology, Spanish, studio art, theater, urban affairs, urban planning and design, women's and gender studies
Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?
Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties
Medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law, dentistry, architecture
Areas of study not available to exchange students
Medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law, dentistry, architecture and graduate psychology
Websites for course offerings
https://umkc.umsystem.edu/psp/prd/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG& (click on Schedule of Classes under Important Info)
Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange
For both undergraduate & graduate
Maximum allowed (this is also the minimum required):
12 credits, undergraduate
9 credits, graduate
Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?
Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?
English, see requirements below
Language test certificate required?
If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?
In most cases, TOEFL test score required: result (minimum score of 500 (61 IBT) for undergraduates, 550 (79 IBT) for graduate; the IELTS may also be accepted (5.5 undergraduate; 6.0 Grad). Upon arrival at UMKC, you may take an English proficiency test at UMKC's Applied Language Institute (ALI) which may require you to take an English class. Please inquire for further details. Anyone below a 600/100 TOEFL, or a 6.0 IELTS will still test at the ALI to determine readiness
Preparatory language course for incoming students?
Indicate dates and costs
Intensive English courses available during semester as required. There is no extra charge but it would count toward your credit maximum
Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?
Students will meet with academic advisor to help plan courses upon arrival
Application deadline for each term
Fall 2017: March 15, 2017
Spring 2018: October 1, 2015
Please list exact dates
UMKC ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall 2017: New students must arrive in KC on 14 Aug or before (also the first day you can move into apartments)
Coursework begins: 21 Aug 2017
Fall Thanksgiving Break (no class): 18-25 Nov
Last day of final exams, end of day 15 Dec 2017
If Fall only, apartment move out: 16 Dec by Noon
Spring 2018: New students must arrive in KC on 8 Jan or before (also the first day you can move into apartments)
Coursework begins 16 Jan 2018
Spring Break (no class): 24-31 March
Last day of final exams, end of day 11 May 2018
If Academic Year or Spring only, apartment move out: 12 May by Noon
Fall 2017: 11-15 Dec
Spring 2018: 7-11 May
If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).
Orientation session(s) for incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs
Orientation is mandatory for all new international students. The cost is included in the $80 per semester international student fee charged by the international admissions department
Fall: Tues, 15 Aug 2017. Students must arrive in KC on 14 Aug which is also the first day you can move into OPA
Spring: Tues, 9 Jan 2018. Students must arrive in KC on 8 Jan which is the first day you can move into OPA
Course registration deadline
Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars
(broken down below)
Not charged by month but by semester only: Approximately $4,200 per semester, on campus Oak Place Apartments with no meal plan (price will depend on exact option chosen)
$400-600 (depending on lifestyle and how often you eat in restaurants)
About $600 per semester (it’s not a monthly charge since books must be purchased at beginning of semester – in U.S., textbooks are not available in library)
Kansas City Metro bus pass is free with UMKC student ID (about $25 per month other for taxis/Uber)
Mandatory: Approximately $700 per semester "note that these are not exact amounts, only estimates of what we expect rates will be in 2017-18
(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)
$80 per semester International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) international student fee
$50 processing fee for International Academic Programs (IAP) online exchange application
Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other” field above.
Not at this time
Housing and Student Life
Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?
Yes, (only guaranteed option is the furnished Oak Place Apartments 4-bedroom)
Please note: Off-campus housing difficult to find and we are unable to provide assistance
Upload the housing form + contract through our online application system at time of exchange student application
Housing Website and Contact Person(s)
http://www.umkc.edu/housing/ (please don't apply directly). The IAP office will reserve your space once you submit the signed housing forms with your online application
Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?
Please list housing application deadline.
Students apply for housing and submit it online with other application materials by application deadline (IAP will reserve your space)
What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?
Campus health clinic. Swinney Recreation Center (includes gym equipment, track and Olympic sized swimming pool) - free to enrolled students with UMKC ID
Are internships available?
Yes, but only possible after completion of one full academic semester at UMKC -- arranged on individual basis
Are student jobs available/allowed?
Yes (on campus jobs only - up to 20 hour per week)
Students should arrive in Kansas City on the OPA move in dates, on or before 14 August for Fall (8 January for Spring). You may request an Uber (from app on your phone) upon arrival, or book another ground transport service. Either will drop you at Oak Place Apartments at 5050 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Students will have access to campus recreation center, computer labs, libraries, etc. once they receive their UMKC student ID card