International Grant-in-Aid

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In an effort to foster the education of future professionals from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, the Graduate School will award a 100% waiver of out of state tuition and a 100% waiver of the instructional fee for international students pursuing a graduate degree. The International Grant-in-Aid (IGIA) will primarily function as an award for new qualifying international students in need of financial assistance. To ensure the strategic recruitment and retention of students, the Graduate School will give IGIA priority to those graduate programs willing to offer students a Graduate Assistantship after the successful completion of their first year of study. This award is intended to attract diverse international students to Miami's graduate programs, with the goal to increase the number of diverse international students completing master’s and doctoral study at Miami University.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have earned degree(s) from a university recognized by the country’s Ministry of Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 after credential evaluation.
  • If required, the applicant must meet a minimum level of English proficiency.
  • TOEFL iBT total score greater than or equal to 87 with a minimum speaking score of 20.
  • IELTS overall band score greater than or equal to 7.0 with a minimum speaking score of 6.5.
  • Students must be on an F or J visa.
  • New incoming students from underrepresented countries have priority consideration
  • Students in a Market-Driven Tuition program are NOT eligible for this award

Nomination Process

  • Nominations are due annually on Feb. 15 (round 1 consideration) or Mar. 15 (round 2 consideration). Nominations must be submitted by the Graduate Director or Department Chair using an online Qualtrics nomination form available from the Graduate School. Nominations will be accepted after Mar. 15 if awards are available.

Terms of Aid

  • IGIA awards are valid for up to one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time in a degree program.
  • IGIA waivers cannot be transferred to a new degree program.

Award Renewal

  • This award is intended to be for one year. Students can be nominated for a second year of funding, but new incoming students will be prioritized and there is no guarantee of a second year of funding. Students nominated for renewal must have earned a 3.0 or greater GPA.
  • Students nominated for renewal must have earned a 3.0 or greater GPA.