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International Transfers

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Students from all over the world come to the University of Missouri for its excellent academic reputation and opportunities to gain career experience while taking classes. You’ve already gotten started. Now finish strong at Mizzou.

You are an international transfer student if you are a degree-seeking student who:

  • Has received a high school diploma
  • And completed coursework during a regular session at a college or university
  • And are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

We want to hear from you! Use the form below to contact us for more information.


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Application Process

Applying and transferring to Mizzou is simple and straightforward.

Transfer Credits & Articulation Agreements

Follow these guides to see how your college credits will transfer to Mizzou.

Costs & Scholarships

A Mizzou, education is a tremendous value. We’re here to help you through the process.

Mizzou offers scholarships for international students that you will be automatically considered for when you apply. Scholarships are education funds that don’t have to be repaid. Use the tables below to learn more about scholarships (also referred to as “awards”) and the estimated costs of attending Mizzou.

Please note: International applicants to Coordinated Undergraduate Degree Programs (CUDPs) in the Missouri School of Journalism are not considered for transfer scholarships.

Transfer Awards

Transfer students are automatically considered for scholarships once they are admitted to Mizzou.

Nonresident Transfer Scholarship
(Level 1)
  • Spring 2023 Term: Full reduction of nonresident fees (estimated $18,606)
  • Fall 2023 Term: $20,000
3.90 GPA

24 or more transferable credit hours*

Nonresident Transfer Scholarship
(Level 2)
  • Spring 2023 Term: Half reduction of nonresident fees (estimated $9,303)
  • Fall 2023 Term: $10,000
3.00 GPA

24 or more transferable credit hours*

Phi Theta Kappa Award $1,000 Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Missouri Community College $500 Have earned an Associate of Arts Degree from a Missouri Community College (AA, AS, ADN, AFA, AAT, ASN, AE, AAA)

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Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Undergraduate Students

The chart below provides an estimated total cost of attendance at Mizzou. The tuition estimate is based on an average of 12 undergraduate credit hours. If you take more than 12 hours during a semester, your tuition cost will increase accordingly. These figures are subject to change without notice.

EXPENSE FALL 2022 SPRING 2023 Annual
Tuition and Fees $15,071 $15,071 $30,142
Books and Supplies $500 $500 $1,000
Housing and Food $5,070 $5,070 $10,140
Personal Expenses $1,600 $1,600 $3,200
Medical Insurance Premium $1,032 $1,422 (includes summer) $2,454

Note: Many international students do not enroll for the summer term. Therefore, housing, food and personal expenses are included for summer estimated costs, and tuition, fees, books and supplies are excluded from summer cost estimate.

Fall term total $23,273
Spring term total $23,663
Summer housing total $2,550
Yearly Total (12 months): $49,486
Add U.S. $4,000 to the total for each dependent (spouse or child).

The following programs have additional fees: engineering; journalism; health professions; applied music; business; education; clinical nursing; and agriculture, food and natural resources.

Students are charged a one-time enrollment fee of U.S. $300.

International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the fall and spring academic terms.

Visit the International Center’s website for more information on required financial and immigration documentation.

300+ Degree Choices


The University of Missouri offers more than 300 degree programs in areas including business, engineering, communication, journalism and health professions. No matter what your interests are, we have the degree program you are looking for.

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