Conditional Admission

Students who want to enroll in a UM bachelor degree program but do not meet the minimum requirement for Full or Pathway Admission, or do not have an English language test score are eligible to apply for conditional admission. UM offers intensive academic English training for conditionally admitted students at UM's English Language Institute (ELI).

Conditionally admitted students must receive the required English language proficiency score on one of the tests UM accepts or a recommendation from UM's English Language Institute before they can begin their undergraduate studies.

Applications Steps

1. Complete an online application
2. Pay the application fee
3. Submit required application documents


By submitting your application early there will be plenty of time to request test results and academic records as well as apply for a student visa.

A completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the following dates:

Fall Semester: June 15

Summer Session: March 1

Spring Semester: November 15


For I-20 purposes, all international students must submit a Certificate of Financial Responsibility, which is part of the application process. Students must show sufficient funds to cover expenses for one academic year.

The numbers below are based on estimated costs of attendance and are subject to change.

Cost Description

& Fees




Full Admission





Pathway Admission





Conditional Admission
(1 semester)





Conditional Admission
(2 semesters)





*Living Expenses reflects the cost of living in the residence halls with a double occupancy dorm room and a Food Zoo plus meal plan.

**Miscellaneous Expenses include books/supplies, health insurance etc. Books/supplies are estimates and vary depending on classes. Average health insurance cost per year is $1,000


International Student Scholarship

All fully admitted undergraduate international students will be automatically considered for the International Student Scholarship. No additional application is required. Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship program.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Davidson Honors College Presidential Leadership Scholarship
The Presidential Leadership Scholarship is the University of Montana's premier academic scholarship, recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance, and contribution to the community. Freshmen who wish to apply for the Davidson Honors College Presidential Leadership Scholarship must complete the Davidson Honors College (DHC) Application form by December 4.

For more information, please refer to The Davidson Honors College website.

Academic Department Scholarships
Many of UM's academic departments award scholarships to exceptionally talented students.  You are encouraged to contact the department of interest by January to find out more about the scholarships and application process or, when available look and apply for departmental scholarships online.  Learn more about UM Departmental Scholarships.

Intercollegiate Athletic Scholarships
If you are interested in becoming a student-athlete at the University of Montana, please contact the Athletic Department.

Application fee

A non-refundable US$30 application fee is paid online with a credit card when you submit the application. 

You can pay online after you submit the online application
OR you can mail a check or a money order with your documents. 
Checks and/or money orders should be made payable to the University of Montana.

Academic Records

Submit official transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary, university and/or professional schools. 

The transcript must be in the original language accompanied by an English translation.  The applicant may make the translation themselves.  

Freshman students must have the equivalent of a 2.5 GPA.

Transfer students must have the equivalent of a 2.0 GPA.

The University of Montana reserves the right to require further verification of all transcripts and academic records submitted by students.

Special Instructions for Chinese Applicants (PDF) 

Financial Information

Complete the Certificate of Financial Responsibility within the application. 

Submit a financial statement in the name of the sponsor indicated on the certificate of financial responsibility in the application that covers one year of your costs at UM. The statement must be dated within the last six (6) months.

Your application will not be considered complete until the Certificate of Financial Responsibility is completed and accompanied by an official bank statement.

Copy of passport

Submit a copy of the information page in your valid passport.

Transfer Student from a US University

In addition to the steps above applicants must submit a completed Transfer Form