International Students

Cost of Attendance

It is important for international students to be aware of the full cost of university attendance in order to plan appropriately for an investment in higher education. The cost of attendance includes other elements besides tuition that international students should be prepared for. To that end, you can find a complete list of university costs for the current academic year listed below.

Estimated Costs for 2015-2016 School Year (International Students attending the St. Louis Home Campus)
Program Tuition Cost of Living* Health Insurance** Total
Undergraduate $25,300 $12,720 $2,939 $40,959
Undergraduate (Conservatory) $29,250 $12,720 $2,939 $44,909
*Includes estimates for room, board, meal plan, entertainment, and books
**Mandatory for all international students unless they have a government-sponsored health insurance



Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students applying to the St. Louis home campus are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Academically qualified students can receive an annual scholarship between $5,000 and $15,000. If awarded, scholarships are renewable until the student has reached the 128 semester credit hours required to obtain a Webster University undergraduate degree provided that the student maintains the minimum cumulative grade point average stated on the contract. The amount is contingent on the strength of the secondary transcript (as measured by cumulative grade point average) or university/college transcript for transfer students.

Our admission staff will evaluate all secondary school transcripts (for first-time freshmen) or university/college transcripts (for transfer students) then award scholarships appropriately. Students will be notified of scholarship eligibility upon acceptance to the University.

Please note, the scholarships awarded will be divided evenly in the Fall and Spring semesters only. Scholarships do not apply to the Summer term.

ESL Students: Students who are qualified for scholarships, but have not met the minimum English language proficiency requirements, are still eligible for merit-based scholarship, but the scholarship will not apply to their tuition until after they have completed their ESL Program.

Who is not eligible? 

The following students are not eligible for scholarships:

      • Webster University students transferring from other Webster campuses to St. Louis

      • Webster University currently enrolled students of any type

      • Undergraduate students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree

      • Undergraduate students applying to any Webster campus other than St. Louis

      • Graduate students of any type