International Student Scholarships

International students can apply for many scholarships that are reserved exclusively for international students and can also search for other scholarships that accept both national and international applicants. 

Because eligibility criteria can vary widely between programs, carefully review the eligibility criteria for each scholarship to determine if international students can apply. Please review the listings below.

NOTE — Because most international students DO NOT meet the citizenship requirements for U.S. federal financial aid programs, they are not eligible to apply for any of the following aid programs:  

Towson University's “International Student Scholarship”

Towson University offers a merit scholarship for new undergraduate students with a strong record of academic success and advanced English language skills. This $8,000 per year scholarship can significantly reduce your tuition expenses. 

 Grade Requirement English Language Requirements 


Based on U.S. 4.0 point scale, where:
4.0 = Excellent
3.0 = Good
2.0 = Average
1.0 = Poor 

One of the following:

TOEFL paper-based score of 550 or Internet-based score of 77

IELTS score of 6.5

English Composition Course: Grade of A at a U.S. college or university

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit an international student admission application and all admission application documents to the Office of International Admissions. Apply early because these scholarships are competitive and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to submit a separate scholarship application. If you receive one of these scholarships, you will be notified in your admission offer packet.

Estimated Expenses with this Scholarship

This scholarship can significantly reduce the cost of attending Towson University. The following table shows estimated expenses for 2017-2018, both with and without the $8000 international student scholarship.

 Expenses: Tuition & Fees Living Expenses Total Expenses
With scholarship  $14,140 $18,300 $32,440
Without scholarship  $22,140 $18,300 $40,440

Other TU Scholarships

The following additional TU scholarship listings include some scholarships that allow International Student applicants. Carefully review the eligibility criteria for each scholarship. International students are not eligible for any MHEC aid programs or TU Admission scholarships with SAT/ACT criteria.

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