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Fall Semester Deadline:
Priority deadline is January 30th
Secondary deadline is April 15th
Spring Semester Deadline:
Deadline is November 15th
The Division of International Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas is pleased to offer the International Student Mobility Scholarship (ISMS). The ISMS will also be available in the Fall semesters and Spring semesters, and pending the availability of funds, may be available in the Summer semester. The ISMS awards are competitive with awards and award levels being determined based on a combination of grade point average, TOEFL/IELTS scores, essay, and letters of recommendation. Please see below for a full list of the eligibility requirements and the application process.
Students must have completed the Admission Application process by the
posted admission deadlines
Students must be applying for Undergraduate or Graduate program of study
3.0 GPA, as calculated by UCA
In order to be eligible for this scholarship the following minimum scores on the listed English Proficiency tests are required:
TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 450
TOEFL internet based test (iBT) score of 45
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0
Graduate students: (These requirements are listed because a student will not be admitted to the Graduate School if they do not have these minimum scores)
TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550
TOEFL internet based test (iBT) score of 79
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5
The following will also be used to determine English Proficiency and eligibility for this scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate students:
ACT score of 19 or above on the English section
SAT score of 470 or above on the Writing section
Grade of “C” or above in English Composition I or II from an accredited U.S. university or college
Undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. university
Citizenship (passport copy) from an exempt country
Students who are currently or have previously been enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas are not eligible.
Students applying for admission into the Intensive English Program only are not eligible.
Students applying as a Visiting student are not eligible.
Students receiving a scholarship award from another UCA department are not eligible.
To apply for the International Student Mobility Scholarship, please complete the application (link below) and upload the required documents to the application.
Documents required for scholarship
An essay (250 word maximum) should be written in the English language and should describe the career goals you hope to achieve as a result of your studying at the University of Central Arkansas. DO NOT SUBMIT AN ADMISSION ESSAY AS YOUR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY.
Letter of Recommendation
One Letter of Recommendation is required from a teacher who knew you well and can speak to your academic performance.
Students awarded the International Student Mobility Scholarship are eligible for an award up to $2,500 to be awarded for the first semester of enrollment only. Awards will be applied to the recipients’ university account after verification of enrollment is completed.
** Beginning for the Spring 2018, the maximum award amount for the
International Student Mobility Scholarship will be $2,500.