International Mobility Scholarship

**Please note that Spring 2019 will be the last semester to apply and receive the International Student Mobility Scholarship.  If you are applying for the Fall 2019 semester, please visit the International Student Merit Scholarship website found at the following link: 

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 awards are competitive with awards 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must have submitted all the documents required for admission by the scholarship deadlines posted above.
  • Students must be applying for Undergraduate or Graduate program of study
  • 3.0 GPA, as calculated by UCA
  • Students must meet the English Proficiency minimum scores found at the following link:
  • 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 are not eligible.
  • Students applying as a Visiting student are not eligible.
  • Students receiving a scholarship award from another UCA department are not eligible.

Application Process:

To apply for the International Student Mobility Scholarship, please complete the application (link below) and upload the required documents to the application.

International Student Mobility Scholarship Application:  Click here to apply

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.

Award Amount:

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. All awards are contingent upon review by the Compliance Office and subject to applicable University policies.