International Student Scholarship | University of Portland

International Student Scholarship

The University of Portland awards several international student scholarships to incoming and current international students.  The scholarships are awarded at the time of admission (there is no separate application) and recipients will receive award notification with the University of Portland acceptance letter.

Scholarship awards to new international students are based on academic merit. Applicants will be considered for a range of award amounts based on their cumulative incoming GPA, and when applicable, SAT or ACT test scores for first-year students. Applicant grades from international curriculums will be converted by a staff member from the International Student Services office or other acceptable credential evaluation services.

International Student Scholarship Award Ranges

Exceptions to the awarding process would be determined in consultation with Admissions and the Financial Aid Office.

Undergraduate International Students now receive same Merit Awards as Domestic Students*

Accepted students are automatically considered for merit aid. These are awarded to students who qualify based on an evaluation of their grades, and strength of academic program. Students who qualify are notified with their acceptance letter.

More information about the merit awards available at the University of Portland is available here.

*Merit awards do not include federal funds or grants.


Graduate School Scholarship Award Ranges


Incoming GPA 3.0-3.25 = $2,000 Award

Incoming GPA 3.26-3.75 = $2,500 Award

Incoming GPA 3.76-4.0 = $3,000 Award


Communications, Drama, Engineering, Nursing

Incoming GPA 3.0-3.25 = $2,000 Award

Incoming GPA 3.26-3.75 = $2,500 Award

Incoming GPA 3.76-4.0 = $3,000 Award


MAT, ED D, ED Specialist

Incoming GPA 3.0-3.25 = $1,500 Award

Incoming GPA 3.26-3.75 = $1,750 Award

Incoming GPA 3.76-4.0 = $2,000 Award


EMBA, M ED, MA ED, MAPM, ED Post Master

Incoming GPA 3.0-3.25 = $1,000 Award

Incoming GPA 3.26-3.75 = $1,300 Award

Incoming GPA 3.76-4.0 = $1,500 Award


International Student Scholarship Policy

  • Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Applicants must be officially accepted to the University.
    • Citizen and resident of country/countries other than the United States residing in the US or intending to attend the University in legal nonimmigrant status (F-1, J-1, H-4, etc).
  • Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be notified of their scholarship award within thirty days of being fully admitted to the University of Portland.*
  • Scholarships are continuous through the duration of the recipient's program at University of Portland.
  • Award amounts are based on an academic year, the total award amount will be split evenly between the Fall and Spring semesters (example: a student receiving a yearly award of $5,000 will receive $2,500 towards the Fall semester and $2,500 towards the Spring semester). Scholarships are not awarded during the summer semester.
  • The International Student Scholarship is not allowed to be combined with other University of Portland merit-based scholarships. In the event that a student is eligible for more than one merit-based award, the larger award amount will be applied to the student's account.
  • Recipients of this award must maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the office of International Student Services and the Financial Aid Office. A recipient must maintain a minimum 2.0 (undergraduates) or 3.0 (graduates) grade point average and carry a full course load each semester to keep their award.
  • Recipients who drop below a full course load with permission from the International Office and carry at least a half course load will have their scholarship prorated in accordance with their course enrollment. Students who carry less than a half course load are not eligible to receive their scholarship award.
  • Applicants whose tuition and fees are wholly sponsored by the University, a third party, or are participating in short-term tuition exchange programs are ineligible for the scholarship.

*Students who are not awarded an International Student Scholarship award at the time of admission may request to be reconsidered for the award after completing one academic year at University of Portland. Currently matriculated students should contact the International Student Services office for more information regarding initial awards.



The Office of International Student Services is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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