The MU Sinclair School of Nursing, in conjunction with the MU Graduate Studies, and select foundations interested in improving nursing and healthcare, offer several fellowship and merit award programs for incoming and continuing PhD students.
Many of our international students have financial sponsorship from their home country. There is very limited financial support for international PhD applicants and limited work opportunities.
- Applicants to the International Residential PhD Option without sponsorship must submit all PhD application materials by the Early Acceptance application date (January 15) and then contact the PhD Director to discuss possible funding options.
- Working as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States requires a U.S. nursing license. Learn how to obtain a U.S. nursing license.
- Depending on the academic program, working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) in the Sinclair School of Nursing may require licensure as an RN as well as relevant RN work experience in the U.S.
- There are a limited number of Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) and GTA positions. Availability of GTA and GRA positions are pased on the needs of the school and are contingent upon available funding.
MU Graduate Assistantships, including both teaching and research assistantships, are part-time employment opportunities for graduate students applied for through academic departments or research centers. Assistantships are typically 10-20 hours per week and offer a monthly stipend as well as a tuition waiver. More information about graduate assistantships as well as other financial resources for graduate study at MU is available on the MU Graduate Studies website.
Curators Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Scholarships: Graduate GIA Scholarships waive one credit hour of tuition up to nine credit hours of tuition toward required courses and all non-resident fees of all credit hours which student is enrolled for one semester. GIAs are awarded on a semester-only basis based on an evaluation of academic merit, financial need, longevity at MU, and on-campus employment and student activities. Application deadline for fall semester funding in April; Application deadline for spring semester funding in early November. Visit the Curator’s Grant-in-Aid scholarship webpage for further details.
Global Tiger Scholarships: The Mizzou Alumni Association is committed to providing scholarship opportunities for returning international students. Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher, be enrolled full-time, and have at least one (1) remaining semester at Mizzou. Applications are due by March 1 each year. Recipients, as a part of the scholarship award, agree to provide service to the alumni association during the school year in which the award is received as needed. Visit the Mizzou Alumni Association webpage for application details.
External scholarships and fellowships are available via competitive application for international graduate students. Each external organization has specific criteria. International applicants interested in pursuing one of these options needs to review options and apply early. Visit the External Scholarships and Fellowships page at the MU International Center for more details.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund: The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for selected international women for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Maximum $10,000 annually, depending on need. Eligibility forms are due by mid-December each year. Application forms are due March 1st each year. Visit the PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund to learn more about eligibility and request an application.