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Scholarship Information for International Students

An International Student is any student who is not a U.S. resident, including international transfer students who have completed coursework at another university in the U.S. prior to coming to Idaho State University.



Get Admitted by the Deadline

Fall entry: July 1st

Spring entry: November 1st

Your application for admission to ISU serves as your Nonresident Tuition Waiver Application. International students MUST have a completed application for admission, official TOEFL or IELTS score, and official transcript(s) submitted to the International Program Office (IPO) by the above deadlines.

Nonresident Tuition Waivers

The primary scholarship opportunity for incoming international students at ISU are Nonresident Tuition Waivers.

A limited number of Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTW) are awarded on a competitive basis. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required for initial review or consideration of awarding. NOTE:  Availability of NRTWs changes each semester.  The GPA required 'may" be much higher depending on the number of NRTWs available to award. 

Students in the non-traditional Pharmacy Program (and other over-subscribed programs) are not eligible for any non-resident tuition waivers.

Time accrued while participating in any of the NRTW programs WILL not count toward the length of time required to gain Idaho residency status.

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 $14,000 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 Program Office.

New and Transfer International Students

If you are an incoming international undergraduate student (new freshman or transfer), you will be considered for possible awarding of an NRTW.



Complete the Honors Application if Applicable

Please click on the "HONORS" button to get more information about Honors eligibility and deadlines.



Apply for Additional Scholarships

Log into the Bengal Online Scholaship System (BOSS) starting January for fall admittance or October for spring admittance to apply for additional scholarships at ISU.


Apply for Outside/External Scholarships

Browse the external scholarship list in BOSS more opportunities.

Also visit the National Scholarship Search Databse.

Remember, you should never pay to apply to a scholarship. Do not provide your SSN#. Be cautious of scams. 

Call our Scholarship Office if you have questions. (208) 282-3315.