FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
The University of Missouri-Kansas City
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
www.umkc.edu/international (click on Incoming Exchange Students)
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS
Assistant Director for Study Abroad and Exchange
University of Missouri – Kansas City
International Academic Programs (IAP)
Student Success Center #120 | 5000 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64110 USA
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
Proof that you have already received your undergraduate diploma is required in order to apply to master’s/graduate level.
We can no longer accept graduate level (Masters or PhD) psychology students.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
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, religious studies, social work, sociology, Spanish, studio art, theater, urban affairs, urban planning and design, women's and gender studies.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
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 GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
Medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law, dentistry, architecture.
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law, dentistry, architecture and graduate psychology.
WEBSITE 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
Undergraduate students must take 12 credits.
Graduate students must take 9 credits.
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
English, see requirements below.
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
n 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 6.5 IELTS will still test at the ALI to determine readiness.
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? 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 REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?
Students must meet with academic advisor to help plan courses upon arrival.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Fall 2018: April 15, 2018
Spring 2019: October 1, 2018
UMKC ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall 2018: New students must arrive in KC on 13 Aug or before (also the first day you can move into apartments)
Coursework begins: 20 Aug
Fall Thanksgiving Break (no class): 18-24 Nov
Last day of final exams, end of day 14 Dec
If Fall only, apartment move out: 18 Dec by Noon
Spring 2019: New students must arrive in KC on 13 Jan or before (also the first day you can move into apartments)
Coursework begins 16 Jan
Spring Break (no class): 23-30 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 2018: 10-14 Dec
Spring 2019: 13-17 May
IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?
There is no break between the semester and exams.
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
Orientation is mandatory for all new international students. The cost is included in the $80 per semester international student fee charged by the international admissions department
Fall: Thurs, 16 Aug 2018. Students must arrive in KC on 13 Aug which is also the first day you can move into OPA
Spring: Thurs, 9 Jan 2018. Students must arrive in KC on 8 Jan which is the first day you can move into OPA
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
Broken down below.
Not charged by month but by semester only: Approximately $4,375 per semester, on campus Oak Place Apartments with no meal plan (price will depend on exact option chosen).
$400-600 per semester (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 (unless you submit a waiver and it is approved): Approximately $730 per semester (note that these are not exact amounts, only estimates of what we expect rates will be in 2018-19).
$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?
Yes, but you must SPECIFICALLY meet criteria of waiver form (included in application).
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
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.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A 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?
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.