Deadline for applications: January 15, 2021
At the University of Oregon you’ll find several sources of financial aid for international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each year the UO awards more than $2.5 million in financial aid and scholarships to international students. Below is a list of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for international students. Incoming freshmen (both domestic and international) who apply by January 15 are automatically considered for the General University Scholarship Program.
For scholarships and work-study, students must apply for admission by January 15. Admission application materials, including test scores, must be received by February 15.
Note about 2021-22 scholarships and standardized tests: Due to COVID-19 and the resulting reduced availability of standardized test sites and dates, the University of Oregon will not use ACT or SAT scores in awarding 2021-22 freshman scholarships. By October 1, we will publish new criteria and award amounts for our automatic freshman awards. Please check back with us on October 1 to see the updated 2021-22 scholarship program information.
International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) Tuition Scholarships: Partial to full tuition
The ICSP scholarship awards tuition-waiver scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition for up to 15 credits per term each year. Scholarships apply to tuition only and are based on financial need, academic merit, and the ability to make presentations to diverse groups of people. The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component that requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty, and staff. ICSP scholarships are renewable.
ICSP Nascence Scholarship
This supplemental scholarship is awarded to a student from China or Hong Kong who is also a recipient of the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarship. No additional application is required.
International Student Work-Study Program: $500–$6,000 per year
The work-study program grants more than 50 work-study awards, ranging from $500–$6,000 each year, to eligible international students with financial need. Students who receive these awards can compete for on-campus work-study jobs during the academic year. Students are not guaranteed on-campus jobs, but opportunities for on-campus employment will increase.
International Affairs Endowed Scholarships
The UO Office of International Affairs grants several competitive cash-based scholarships each year to international students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.
International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit may apply for the Endowed Scholarships. Endowed Scholarships are from generous donors intended to support specific students. There is a single application for all endowed scholarships. Each application will be considered for every scholarships the applicant is eligible for. You can see a list of the established endowments on the sidebar. Endowed funds can vary greatly from year to year. The average scholarship range is from $1,000 – $15,000.
The following criteria are used to select the successful candidate:
- Demonstrated financial need
- Exceptional academic records
- Applicants must be admissible or fully admitted to the University of Oregon. New students must apply for admission to the UO for Fall 2021 by January 15, 2021. To apply for admission click here.
- Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible to receive U.S. federal financial assistance.
- Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement.
- Pressman Family Scholarship: Honoring the Pressman family, one scholarship of approximately $1,000 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing UO international students may apply.
- Jim and Jean Tattersall International Student Scholarship: Honoring Jim and Jean Tattersall, scholarships of approximately $1,000–$3,000 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing UO international students may apply.
- Islam Family Foundation Scholarship: Established in honor of Dr. Ahmet R. Islam, native of Turkey and beloved father of UO alumna Hilary Islam Harter ’86. One or more scholarships of approximately $1,000 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing students may apply, with preference given to students from Turkey.
- Ramsing Family Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established by Kenneth and Margo Ramsing, former University of Oregon faculty members who served as dean of the Graduate School and International Student Advisor, respectively. One scholarship of approximately $1000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing undergraduate international students may apply. To be eligible students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
- Mrs. Liu Bie Ju Cha Scholarship: Established in honor of Mrs. Liu Bie Ju Cha. Scholarships of approximately $1,000 – $5,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing international students may apply.
- Kenneth S. Ghent Scholarship: Honoring Dr. Kenneth S. Ghent, former director of International Affairs, several scholarships of approximately $3,000–$5,000 each may be awarded each academic year. Awards are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be entering the final year of their degree programs to be eligible. A degree completion plan must be created and signed by an academic advisor. Not available to new students.
- John Haines African Student Scholarship: Established by Dr. John Haines, a Eugene ophthalmologist with a keen interest in international students, scholarships of approximately $3,000–$5,000 each may be awarded for each academic year. New and continuing students may apply, with preference given to students from Africa.
- John and Joy Haines Gabonese Scholarship Fund: Scholarships may be awarded to one or more students each year. New and continuing students may apply, with preference given to students from Gabon and secondary preference given to students from the continent of Africa.
- Dr. Dapo and Mrs. Lillie Popoola African Student Scholarship: Established by UO alumnus Dapo Popoola ’71 and his wife Lillie. One scholarship of approximately $1,000 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing students from Africa may apply.
- Sushil Jajodia Indian Student Scholarship: Established by UO alumnus Sushil Jajodia, PhD ’77. Three scholarship awards of approximately $3,000 each may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing Indian students may apply.
- Alumni Association (UOAA) Japan Chapter Scholarship: The UOAA Japan Chapter awards a scholarship of approximately $1,000 to a current Japanese student. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year to be eligible.
- Alumni Association (UOAA) Korea Chapter Scholarship: The UOAA Korea Chapter awards a scholarship of approximately $1,000 to a current Korean student. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year to be eligible.
- Helen and Barney Wood Nepalese Student Scholarship: Established by Dr. Wood, a former UO professor of education, one scholarship of approximately $4,000 may be awarded each academic year to a student from Nepal. New and continuing students from Nepal may apply. Students must also be awarded a tuition remission scholarship from UO to qualify.
- Nepali Student Scholarship: This scholarship awards a maximum of $30,000 in tuition annually to one top student from Nepal. Scholarships apply to tuition only and are automatically renewed annually up to the completion of one degree, subject to the scholarship terms and conditions. The Nepali Student Scholarship is awarded to a student in a field of study that enables the student to return home and contribute to the reconstruction needs of Nepal. The award is intended to help educate future leaders who can make positive differences in their home country.
- Maradel Gale/Florence Krummel Pacific Island Scholarship: Established by Maradel Krummel Gale, associate professor emerita of sustainable community development in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM), one scholarship of approximately $3,000 may be awarded each academic year. Applicants for the scholarship may include new and continuing students from the Pacific Island nations of Micronesia, Polynesia, or Melanisia, including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Selection of recipients for this scholarship shall give priority to applicants who are fluent in a language indigenous to the islands, such as Belauan, Yapese, Satawalese, Marshallese, Samoan, Pohnpeian, Cook Islands Maori, Fijian, Bislama, or other recognized island languages.
South East Asia (Hong Kong and ASEAN Countries)
- Charles A. and Jackie Swenson Scholarship: Established by UO alumnus Richard Seow ’83, in honor of his Eugene host family. The Swensons welcomed more than fifteen Singaporeans into their home and nurtured lifelong connections with UO international students. One or more scholarships of up to $10,000 may be awarded each academic year to new undergraduate students from Hong Kong and ASEAN countries, which include Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference will be given to new undergraduates from Singapore and Hong Kong. This scholarship is renewable each year until graduation, provided the student meets the terms and conditions of the scholarship and submits and application each year.
- Pin Julaphong Thai Student Scholarship: In memory of former UO student Pin Julaphong, one scholarship of approximately $1,500 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing Thai students may apply.
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