Graduate International Student Policies

Registration with Student Advisor

Admitted international students must clear their attendance and register at the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) prior to their first course registration at UMKC.

Health Insurance

International students are required to purchase UMKC mandatory, exclusive health insurance.

English Proficiency Requirements

Prior to their first enrollment in classes at UMKC, newly admitted international graduate students must register with the UMKC Applied Language Institute (ALI), and unless exempt by their academic unit, they must take the English Evaluation Examination.

Based on results of the English Evaluation Examination scores, students must enroll in and successfully complete the ALI courses indicated as necessary by the student's academic unit in consultation with the UMKC Applied Language Institute.

Prospective international graduate students should be aware that required coursework in English as a second language may add extra time to their individual graduate programs of study.

International graduate students exempted from this admissions policy include the following:

Native English speakers from English-speaking countries such as Canada, England, the Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Non-native English speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (such as the United States, Canada, England, the Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand), provided that they have spent a minimum of two years of successful full-time study and English was the medium of instruction.