The International Competitive Scholarship offers qualifying students a discount to pay in-state tuition instead of out-of state tuition (which is about 3 times lower), plus awards a $100 stipend cash award each fall and spring. The award is based on applicant’s GPA (grade point average) and TOEFL/IELTS scores. *It is only awarded to new incoming, degree-seeking students on F-1 visa, is renewable for a maximum of:

  • 8 consecutive semesters maximum or graduation (whichever comes first) for undergraduate students;
  • 4 semesters for master's students;
  • 8 semesters for doctorate students; OR
  • For transfer students, eligibility depends on total number of semesters attended at all previous institutions for a maximum of 8 semesters for undergraduate and doctorate students or 4 semesters for master's students or graduation (whichever comes first)​

The renewal is subject to GPA requirements. It requires an application, see the award criteria and application deadline.

The review of scholarship application begins on:

  • March 1st for the Fall Semester
  • September 1st for the Spring Semester

*Note: if you are an continuing student, please click here.

Apply for International Competitive Scholarship



Other Funding Sources

  • Graduate assistantships are working positions usually in one’s field of study in the form of a teaching or research position. If interested, applicants should contact their academic department directly to inquire.​
  • Office of Experiential Learning offers on-campus employment on a part-time basis. To find suitable positions, students use the on-line campus employment webpages to register and apply for jobs. International students can only apply for regular on-campus student employment and are not eligible for work-study positions. Employment is limited to 20 hours per week on campus during the fall and spring semesters.