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Financial Aid for International Students

UT Scholarships

UT offers partial academic scholarships to qualified undergraduate international students with exceptional grades, SAT and TOEFL scores. These funds do not cover the full cost of attendance, estimated at $43,708 for 2017-2018. Scholarships up to $11,000 per academic year are awarded, depending on the level of achievement.

*Please note, this option only applies to undergraduate students. UT's 2017-2018 graduate tuition is very competitive at $603 per credit hour. This comes out to a total of approximately $33,000 for the entire program ($15,000 per year on average for a two-year completion).

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available each academic year to select full-time graduate students. Assistantships provide a tuition waiver for up to 12 credit hours per semester, plus a $1,500 stipend. Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week for an academic or administrative office, carry a full course load (at least 8 credit hours) and must maintain a 3.25 overall GPA. Graduate assistantships are awarded by invitation only. Many types of graduate financial assistance are specific to individual programs. Choose from the following to learn more about each program:

Student Employment

Part-time student employment positions are offered by some campus departments and posted on HIRE UT.

Alternative Loans

See the lender list for more information about a few of the many private lenders offering educational loans. Some lenders require a U.S. co-signer.

Leo S. Rowe Pan American Loan

Award amount: Up to $15,000 over college career
Interest: None
Eligible students: Nationals of a Latin American or Caribbean member state of the Organization of American States

For more information about this loan opportunity and/or to apply, visit the Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund website.  

Private Scholarships

Fulbright grants are available for international students in graduate school.

Rotary International provides international student scholarships.

The Soros Foundations Network offers international student scholarships for undergraduates and graduates. Many are restricted to students from specific countries.

AAUW provides fellowships for women international graduate students.

American Councils for International Education provides grants and fellowships to students from the former Soviet republics.

AMIDEAST provides grants for international students from the Middle East and North Africa.

The Institute for International Education publishes Funding for U.S. Study: A Guide for Citizens of Other Nations, which provides information on hundreds of grants and international student scholarships offered by governments, foundations and international organizations.

The Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship database contains a list of funding and international student scholarships available to graduate students.

King Faisal Foundation provides an international student scholarship program for Muslim students to undertake post-graduate studies at any U.S. university.

Philanthropic Educational Organization's International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the U.S. and Canada. PEO's need-based Educational Loan Fund makes loans available to qualified women.

Other Resources