International students are charged non-resident tuition rates and fees for coursework at MU. Financial aid resources for international students are somewhat limited and highly competitive. Funding options available to international students include:
- Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship
- MU Student Financial Aid scholarships for international students
- MU Alumni Association’s Global Tiger Scholarship
- External scholarships and fellowships
Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship
The Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship was created in the early 1950s specifically for international students. Since its inception, thousands of international undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating good academic standing and financial need have been helped to successfully complete their programs of study.
The GIA Scholarship is designated exclusively for international undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship is awarded on a single-semester basis based on an evaluation of academic merit, financial need, longevity at MU, and on-campus employment and student activities. Undergraduate awards provide $500 to $2,000 of tuition support for one semester, but often carry over from year-to-year depending on funding availability and number of qualified applicants. Graduate awards waive between one and nine credit hours of tuition toward required courses and all nonresident fees for all credit hours that you are enrolled in for one semester. These awards are not automatically renewable, but must be applied for each semester. No GIA Scholarships are available for the summer term.