Scholarship Information - International Students
The primary scholarship opportunity for incoming international students at Idaho State University comes in the form of non-resident tuition waivers which are discussed in more detail below. International students who have completed one full-time semester at ISU are eligible to apply for continuing student scholarships through their major department and those announced through the Scholarship Office (See Current/Continuing Students for more information). [Note: Please be aware that if you receive scholarships above and beyond the cost of tuition (for example, a Housing Scholarship), the award may be subject to tax withholding. Please visit the Foreign Student Tax Information web page for more information.]
A limited number of Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTW) are awarded on a competitive basis. Some waivers are specifically reserved for those entering technology-related programs of study (i.e. engineering, math, computer information systems, computer science, among others), while other NRTWs are reserved for students in any program of study, however there are fewer of these.
New and Transfer Students
If you are an incoming international undergraduate student or transfer international undergraduate student, you will be considered for possible awarding of a NRTW. Priority is given to international students who have a completed application for admission, official TOEFL or IELTS score, and official transcript(s) submitted to the International Program Office (IPO) by May first (fall entry) or November first (spring entry). Your Application for admission serves as your scholarship application. Please visit www.isu.edu/ipo/admissions.
If you are an undergraduate international student who is currently enrolled full time, have a 3.0 ISU cumulative GPA and in need of a NRTW, you may qualify. You MUST complete a Currently Attending ISU NRTW Application for consideration. Awards are competitive.
Non-resident tuition waivers for graduate students are awarded through the Graduate School at Idaho State University. You will need to complete the Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Waiver application form included with the Graduate Admissions Application. The application deadlines for Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Waiver consideration are May 1st for fall entry and December 1st for spring entry. PLEASE NOTE that the application deadlines for admittance to the Graduate School are different than these NRTW application deadlines and some graduate programs may have much earlier application for admission deadlines than does the Graduate School (check with the department). Application forms are available from:
Graduate School Idaho State University 921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8075 Pocatello, ID 83209-8075 Phone (208) 282-2150 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or online at: http://www.isu.edu/graduate
Competition for Non-resident Tuition Waivers at the undergraduate and graduate level is very strong and many more people apply than are granted one. You should be prepared to have sufficient funds to cover the approximate US $11,000.00 expense per semester should the University be unable to award one to you.
More information regarding international student admissions and related issues is available from the International Programs Office.