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 as well as those announced through the BOSS. Students in the Non-traditional Pharmacy Program (and other over-subscribed programs) are not eligible for any non-resident tuition waivers. NOTE: Time accrued while participating in ANY of the NRTW programs MAY NOT count toward the length of time required to gain Idaho residency status. [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.]

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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 an 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 1st (fall entry) or November 1st (spring entry). Your Application for Admission serves as your scholarship application for NRTWs. Please visit

Continuing Students

If you are an undergraduate international student who is currently enrolled full time, have a 3.0 ISU cumulative GPA, have NOT received an NRTW in past semesters, and are in need of a NRTW, you may qualify. You MUST complete a Currently Attending ISU NRTW Application for consideration. Awards are competitive.

Graduate Students

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 Admission 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: the application deadlines for admittance to the Graduate School are different than the NRTW application deadlines and some graduate programs may have much earlier Application for Admission deadlines than 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
	Or online at:

Competition for Non-resident Tuition Waivers at the undergraduate and graduate level is very strong and many more people apply than are awarded. You should be prepared to have sufficient funds to cover the approximate US $12,000.00 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.

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