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Sponsored students

The University of Missouri provides comprehensive services to international sponsored students and sponsoring agencies. The Sponsored Student Program serves as the central point of contact and liaison to faculty, academic divisions, Office of Graduate Studies, Admissions, Residential Life, Intensive English Program and Office of Cashiers.

The Sponsored Student Program provides comprehensive services to sponsored students and sponsoring agencies from the moment an admission inquiry is made to the time a sponsored student completes their degree. The program has a history of successfully assisting sponsored students in complying with the terms of their scholarship and maintaining consistent communication with sponsoring partners.

We welcome your requests and inquiries as you search for an institution to call "home" while you pursue your academic endeavors. For all questions about the Sponsored Student Program, please contact Jillian Collins, director of sponsored students programs, at

Who are sponsored students?

Sponsored students receive educational funding through a third-party source such as a government (U.S. or foreign), foundation, nonprofit organization, employer, university or business. The Sponsored Student Program currently works with more than 30 sponsoring agencies and serves approximately 350 sponsored students each year. These students represent nearly 50 countries and study a variety of fields at non-degree, undergraduate and graduate levels.