• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Missouri—St. Louis

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    2

    General University Website:

    http://www.umsl.edu/

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    http://www.umsl.edu/services/abroad/exchange.html

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Matt Lockaby
    International Exchange Coordinator
    366 SSB
    1 University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 63121, USA
    p. +1.314.516.7195
    f.  +1.314.516.6757
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Please apply at this website. More information on the application process can also be found here

    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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    4 JAN 2017

  • Academics

    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?

    Yes

    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?

    No

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    N/A

    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.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Both 

    Language Requirements

    Undergraduate: 
    TOEFL minimum iBT score:           61 (PBT: 500, CB: 173)
    IELTS minimum score:                    5.5
    ITP score is acceptable for an undergraduate student
    Graduate
    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.

    Additional Notes

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    4 JAN 2017

  • Dates

    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.

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall Semester: 21 August 2017 - 16 December 2017

    Spring Semester: 16 January 2018 - 12 May 2018

    Examination period(s)

    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.

    Last updated

    4 JAN 2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below) Students must show at least $6,000 semester in funding

    Housing

    $600

    Meals

    $300

    Books

    $400 per semester

    Local Transportation

    Free - students receive a local bus and metro pass

    Health Insurance

    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.

    Other

    (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.

    Additional Notes

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    4 JAN 2017

  • 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.

    Housing options

    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)

    University Residence Halls and Apartments: http://www.umsl.edu/services/reslife/ 
    Campus Affiliated Apartments (University Meadows): www.campushousing.com/umsl

    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.

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    4 JAN 2017