Scholarships for International Students

Explore IUPUI’s scholarships for international students

IUPUI offers scholarships and funding for undergraduate and graduate students

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

IUPUI offers a variety of scholarships to international students. Review the options below to see what fits best for you. Have questions? Contact us at iapply@iupui.edu.

These points will be helpful to keep in mind when considering IUPUI's scholarships:

  • Scholarship recipients for Fall 2020 will be able to defer their awards for Spring 2021 term.
  • Apply by November 1 for maximum scholarship consideration if you plan to enroll at IUPUI in the fall term or by December 1 if you plan to enroll in the spring term.
  • Students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for merit scholarships. However, you will need to submit them if you decide to apply for the Honors College competitive scholarships.
  • All scholarships require you to be enrolled full time in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Most admission-based scholarships require that you maintain a GPA of 3.0 to renew the scholarships from year to year.
  • Scholarship funds cannot be used for intensive study of English as a Second Language.

  • Merit scholarships for incoming first-year students:

    IUPUI awards a limited number of merit scholarships to incoming first-year international students each year.

    These merit-based scholarships may cover up to $18,000 per year. The awards are renewable for four years. Students are automatically considered for these awards if you submit all required documents for admission by the application deadline. No separate application is required for merit scholarships. Students can receive ONE merit scholarship.

  • Competitive Honors College scholarships for first-year students:

    These competitive scholarships, which range in amount up to full tuition, require you to submit an application for admission by November 1 and a separate application to the Honors College by November 15. They will also require you to submit additonal materials. These scholarships are available to first-year international students applying for a Fall term. 

    Competitive scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved outstanding performance in rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. They must have excellent SAT or ACT scores.

    Competitive scholarships cannot be combined with merit scholarships. Finalists may be required to complete an interview. Students who live outside Indiana are interviewed by Skype. Available for fall start only. 

    Honors College awards include:

     Bepko Scholars Programavailable to one international student per year

    • Full tuition, fees, and books for up to four years
    • Two years of on-campus housing. The recipient will be required to live in the Honors Residential Based Learning Community (RBLC) during their freshman year. 
    • $2,500 stipend for a study abroad experience 

    Plater International Scholars Programavailable to one international student per year

    • $27,000 per year for up to four years 
    • $2,500 stipend for a study abroad experience

    IUPUI Chancellor's Scholar Program

    • $19,000 per year for up to four years
    • $2,500 stipend for a study abroad experience

    Eligibility

    You may be eligible for one of the above Honors College awards if you:

    • Apply for a Fall term
    • Complete an IUPUI application and an Honors College scholarship application (and submit all materials) by November 1
    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 (weighted)
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1310 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections or a minimum ACT composite score of 28

    Learn more about available awards and eligibility criteria from the Honors College.

  • Merit scholarships for transfer students:

    IUPUI awards a limited number of merit scholarships of $10,000 per year to incoming international transfer students each year. The awards are renewable for two years.

    Students are automatically considered for these awards if you submit all required documents for admission by the application deadline. Students can receive ONE merit scholarship.

  • Major-specific, service-based, and diversity scholarships:

    Some schools at IUPUI award major-specific scholarships for international students. These awards may be combined with a merit scholarship. Search for opportunities at your school at Student Central.

    IUPUI also offers service-based scholarships and special scholarships for diverse populations. Please review websites carefully for eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply.

    Once you're admitted, be sure to check the IU Scholarships site for even more scholarships that you might be able to apply for.

  • Athletic Scholarships:

    IUPUI is a Divsion I School, the highest level of intercollegiate sports in the United States. Athletic scholarships are extremely competitive. Outstanding athletes must contact the coach directly for more information. Coaches' contact information can be found on IUPUI's Athletics website . Athletic scholarships may be combined with merit scholarships.

Funding for Graduate Students

Contact your academic department for information about funding. 

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