International Students

 
 
 

Complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure you meet any Federal, State, Private, or Morningside requirements. Visit the FAFSA website

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Your International Student Experience

Find a home while abroad at Morningside.

We love welcoming learners from around the world. Our campus community is better because we have students from many different countries, backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, and more, sharing their university experience.

You can expect to be offered excellent opportunities and a safe, comfortable community that will quickly feel like home. We strive for inclusivity and embrace diversity.

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Scholarships for

International Students

Numbers are important when we are looking at the cost of a college education. If you will be a first-time or transfer international undergraduate student at Morningside, see below for an idea of how scholarships can help.

International Students at Morningside

While you study far from home, Morningside will become your second family.

Please apply online so that your application is processed quickly and correctly.

We consider applications based on:

  • Academic records
  • Standardized test scores
  • Student activities
  • Recommendations from teachers and counselors
  • The fact that you come from a different country and background

We require the TOEFL, Duolingo for English, ACT, SAT or IELTS for admission to Morningside University. You must get a minimum of one of the following scores to apply:

  • Paper TOEFL: 500
  • Computer-based TOEFL: 173
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 61

        Duolingo for English: 80

  • ACT: 20
  • SAT: 1030
  • IELTS: 5

If you are a first-year student:

Please submit:

  • Your final official high school transcript in its original language.
  • An official certified English translation of your final high school transcript. The translation should include the conversion of grades into U.S. grade equivalencies on a 4.0 scale.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo for English, ACT or SAT scores.
  • Proof of high school graduation.
  • Financial Aid Form

If you are a transfer student:

Please submit:

  • Your final official high school transcript in its original language.
  • An official certified English translation of all final transcripts (high school and college). The translation should include the conversion of grades into U.S. grade equivalencies on a 4.0 scale. The translation of the college transcript(s) should include conversion into U.S. credit equivalencies (semester hours), broken down by semester.
  • Proof of high school graduation.
  • Proof that each college is accredited.
  • Financial aid form.

You must provide all of the above information, and pay any costs incurred by such.

We provide financial assistance to qualified international students. However, funds are limited and competitive. International students are eligible for scholarships, based on academic achievement.

You must be a residential student on our campus to receive these scholarships. 

In order to apply for financial aid, you or your family must fill out our financial aid form online.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 2024-2025

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 2023-2024

If you wish to participate in sports at Morningside, please contact our Athletics Department for eligibility requirements.

You must submit information to the NAIA Eligibility Center to be processed and certified.

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Congratulations! You have been admitted to Morningside. Once you are sure you are ready to be a Mustang, be sure to make plans for the following:

Make your Enrollment Deposit

Plan for Orientation

Beyond the student experience, Morningside has also received national recognition for the excellent education we provide. Both the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review have ranked us as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest every year over the past decade.

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Contact Us

Questions? We’d love to help. Contact us today.

Amy Williams-Malenosky

Sr. Associate Director of Admissions

712-274-5552

williamsa@morningside.edu

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