Student Services at UM
International Students and Scholars seeks to provide quality services to all international students to help them succeed both inside and outside the classroom druing their time at UM. The following programs, departments, and services exist to provide support to students at all levels of their UM career: future, current, and alumni.
Special Courses and Study Aids
You are encouraged to take advantage of several UM courses and services that are avaialbe to help with your studies.
- English as a Second Language (EASL) - Students from non-English speaking countries whose TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is less than 580 (paper based) or 237 (computer based) are required to take EASL courses offered by the Linguistics Program in the department of Anthropology.
- Learning Strategies for Higher Education (C&I 160) - Offered by the College of Education and Human Sciences, this course is designed to improve reading fluency, study skills, test-taking, and critical thinking. The course is offered every semester.
- Freshman Seminar (UNC 101) - The Undergraduate Advising Center offers this special course, designed to introduce new students to college life.
- Orientation to the U.S (ANTH 104) - This is a special course designed to assist foreign students in adapting successfully to the demands of living and studying in the United States. The course also explores American values and cultural themes.
International students are encouraged to seek help as soon as they realize they need it, before a situation escalates.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students are expected to have adequate financial resources to meet the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses. International students are automatically considered for the International Student Scholarship once admitted to the UM. If economic need arises due to unforeseen financial circumstances, a foreign student may apply for limited funds that come in the form of short-term emergency loans, partial fee waivers, and part-time employment. Applicants must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 and demonstrate serious financial need. Students are not eligible for fee-waivers during their first year of attendance at the University.
Learn more about financial aid opportunities through the Financial Aid Office.
ONLINE SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID
eduPass: The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the U.S.
International Scholarship Search It is our goal to provide you - the international student - with the best study abroad and international student scholarship search online. Find college scholarship programs by country or continent (Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe), field of study or university name.
Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund: Interest Free Loans for Latin American and Carribbean Students
NAFSA: Financial Aid guidance for Foreign Nationals Studying in the U.S.
Living and Eating
You have countless opportunities to engage your peers in both social and learning activities within your residence hall. UM Dining works closely with the Residence Life Office to provide exciting, healthy, and fresh dining options for students to share meals together. Friendships made while living and eating on campus will last a lifetime!
ASUM Renter Center
The ASUM Renter Center provides services to students who decide to live off campus and rent in the community. It can be tough for students to find a rental that is safe, affordable, and that has a good landlord. Competition for housing near the campus is especially strong, so you should make arrangements early.
The Renter Center is located on the first floor of the University Center, in the ASUM Offices. Students can sign up for a free appointment with the Renter Center where they get all of their questions about renting in Missoula answered. They also provide free counseling to students dealing with problems with their landlords or roommates. Students can schedule an appointment online or call 243-2017.
Campus Recreation provides opportunities to thrive in the pursuit of well being through innovative staff, facilities, and programming. Learn more about Campus Recreation
- Fitness and Recreation Center
- Fitness Programs
- Grizzly Pool
- Golf Course
- Intramural Sports
- Outdoor Program
- Climbing Wall