The Division of International Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas offers the International Student Mobility Scholarship (ISMS)for the 2018/2019 academic year.  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.
Worth of Award

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • 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:
    • Undergraduate students:
      • 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

How to Apply

  • To apply for the International Student Mobility Scholarship, please complete the application
  • and upload the required documents to the application.

Documents required for scholarship

  1. Essay: 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.
  2. Letter of Recommendation: One Letter of Recommendation is required from a teacher who knew you well and can speak to your academic performance.

Deadline:
Fall Semester Deadline:
Priority deadline is January 30th
Secondary deadline is April 15th
Spring Semester Deadline:
Deadline is November 15th
Click here for more details and to apply

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