Full Name of University:
University of Missouri—St. Louis
Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):
General University Website:
International Office/Website for Incoming Students:
Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:
International Exchange Coordinator
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121, USA
Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”
How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?
Graduate admission is at the discretion of the graduate department and applications are reviewed by the departments for admission.
Other important notes
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Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)
accounting; area studies; anthropology; art & art history; astronomy; biochemistry; biology; biotechnology; black studies; business administration; languages; communication; education; economics; English; graphic design; history; interdisciplinary studies; international business; international relations; music; legal studies; philosophy; physics; political science; psychology; public administration; public law; social work; sociology; tropical ecology; urban studies; women's and gender studies; writing
Are graduate areas open for exchange?
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)
Some graduate programs are open to graduate level exchange students while other departments may only have limited course selection available to exchange students. Exchange partner coordinators should inquire before nominating any graduate level student. Additional materials are required, and graduate applicants should apply as early as possible. Admission to the graduate program is at the discretion of the graduate department.
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
Areas of study not available to exchange students
Optometry, Engineering, Nursing
Graduate applicants are typically denied enrollment to any practicum, internship, or field work courses within a department.
Websites for course offerings
Complete list and brief descriptions: http://bulletin.umsl.edu/ (Please note, not all Bulletin listed courses are available each semester.)
Upcoming semester offerings: https://apps.umsl.edu/webapps/courseschedules/ (Available in March/April for Fall courses and Mid-October/November for Spring Courses)
Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange
For both undergraduate & graduate
International students must maintain full-time status at UMSL
Minimum 12 hours and maximum 15 hours for undergraduates
Minimum 9 hours and maximum 12 hours for graduates
Students may enroll in additional credit hours over the above maximum; however, they will be responsible for paying tuition and fees associated with the additional hours.
Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer school website.
Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?
TOEFL minimum iBT score: 61 (PBT: 500, CB: 173)
IELTS minimum score: 5.5
ITP score is acceptable for an undergraduate student
TOEFL minimum iBT score: 79 (PBT: 550)
IELTS minimum score: 6.0
ITP score is not acceptable for an graduate student
Language test certificate required?
If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?
Exchange students who are not native speakers of English will be given a placement test upon arrival and may be recommended to take EAP courses during the semester, depending on the results of their English placement exam.
Preparatory language course for incoming students?
Indicate dates and costs
None. EAP (formerly ESL) courses are offered during the semester. The EAP classes are classes included under the exchange if the student decides to take them instead of other content courses.
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 be given contact information for an academic advisor who will enroll students in their selected courses. Students should work with their home university to determine the course selection.
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Application deadline for each term
For Fall or Academic Year: 15 April
For Spring: 1 October
Graduate applicants should submit materials as early as possible.
Please list exact dates
Fall Semester: 21 August 2017 - 16 December 2017
Spring Semester: 16 January 2018 - 12 May 2018
Exams held during the last week of class of each term.
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).
No, there is no break between the semester and exams
Orientation session(s) for incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs
A one-week mandatory orientation session is held before classes begin in the Fall and Spring semesters. There is no charge.
Course registration deadline
Registration begins approximately one-two months prior to the start of the semester. Students may add/drop courses within the first week only, otherwise, they may be penalized and must pay fees associated with that drop.
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Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars
(broken down below) Students must show at least $6,000 semester in funding
$400 per semester
Free - students receive a local bus and metro pass
International students using an F or J visa will automatically be enrolled in UMSL's student health insurance plan. More information is available here: http://www.umsl.edu/services/intelstu/admittedstudents/immunization.html. Please note, costs can be expected to rise by approximately 5-10% per year.
(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)
$200 for personal expenses
Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other” field above.
Yes, students must be eligible and apply for a waiver. Waivers are not guaranteed.
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Housing and Student Life
Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?
Housing assistance is available, but housing is not guaranteed. Students apply through the website below.
A residence hall (dormitory) option is most convenient because it is fully-furnished and comes with a required on-campus meal plan. Res Life is campus owned and operated housing and University Meadows is campus affiliated housing (independently operated).
Housing Website and Contact Person(s)
Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?
Please list housing application deadline.
Once students are admitted, they may apply for housing. Housing may be limited so apply as early as possible. Assignments are made on a first-come basis.
What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?
Health Services, an ambulatory care clinic, is under the direction of a nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree. Care is provided by nurse practitioners and a registered nurse. Referrals to other medical facilities are provided when deemed necessary.
Are internships available?
Yes, it is possible for students to find their own internships. Internships must be unpaid and done for academic credit. It's the student's responsibility to arrange any and all internship activities.
Are student jobs available/allowed?
Yes, students are allowed to work on campus up to 20 hours each week. Jobs are limited in number, however, and the application process is competitive.
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