International students will find a competitively priced academic program with proven results at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering.

SCE and the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) can provide students with information about internal and external scholarships and loans. Scholarships include the renewable Dean’s International Scholar Award (DISA), which covers a significant portion of nonresident fees for newly admitted, international degree-seeking students.

Assistantships also are available.

Visit the International Student Affairs Office’s tuition and fees page.

Dean's International Scholar Award (DISA)

The School of Computing & Engineering offers the Dean’s International Scholar Award (DISA) to all new undergraduate and master’s international students to further assist with college expenses. The DISA covers a large portion of the non-resident tuition rate, is awarded upon admission, and is renewable.

DISA Awards Fully Admitted Students Provisionally Admitted Students
Undergraduate Students $4,250 per semester $2,125 per semester
Master’s Students $4,000 per semester $2,000 per semester
Graduate Research Assistantship Information

Graduate Research Assistantships are available through various faculty conducting funded research, and information on these can be obtained from individual faculty. Most faculty with funded research programs will award research assistantships to students whose performance they have observed in the classroom.

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to fully enrolled graduate students with excellent academic performance and solid communication skills.

Typically, awards are for quarter-time, three-eighths or half-time support, and they may include tuition waivers. Priority will be given to students with excellent communication skills and to students in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. International students who wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship must have a TOEFL SPEAK score of 24 or higher and must attain IGTA certification from the School of Graduate Studies during their first semester at UMKC. To apply, send application materials to the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering ( or to the Department of Computer Science Electrical Engineering ( International students can be considered for a Graduate Research Assistantship during their first semester of enrollment, but cannot be considered then for a Graduate Assistant or Graduate Teaching Assistant position.