Cutting-edge research, more than 125 majors and a diverse campus community: These are just some of the reasons students from around the world choose UMKC.

Applying for college can be overwhelming for anyone, but international students face additional challenges. Our International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) can help make the process easier.

The ISAO staff gets lots of questions from prospective students (and they love to help!). Here are some of the most common questions and answers:

Can I fill out an online application?

How do I find out my application’s status?

  • Log in to your UMKC application account using the same email and password you used when you applied to UMKC. You can find your application’s status once you’re logged in.

What is the cost of tuition at UMKC?

Are there any scholarships available for international students?

What’s it like living in Kansas City?

  • We’re glad you asked! The UMKC campus is in the heart of the city, within walking distance of some of the best experiences Kansas City has to offer. That’s why we created a guide just for international students so you can make the most of your time here. The guide contains general information, like where to eat and what the weather is like, but it also has helpful tips for international students looking for housing, jobs and opportunities to make new friends.