International Student Scholarships

Miami University scholarships are highly competitive. The academic qualifications determining scholarship awards are dependent on the strength of the applicant pool. Of first-year international applicants accepted for Fall 2022, 88 percent were offered an academic scholarship.

All new first-year undergraduate international students who submit completed applications and meet the requirements for full admission for fall semester are automatically considered for the International Education Scholarship and University Merit Scholarship. International transfer students will also be considered for the transfer scholarship opportunities at the time of admission.

Deadlines vary by scholarship program. All scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to Miami. 

International Education Scholarship

Miami's International Education Scholarship program provides renewable merit-based scholarships for outstanding international applicants. International Education Scholarship awards can vary from $2,500 to $12,000 per year. Award amounts are determined by academic records, test scores, and other factors received by Miami at the time of application. Priority consideration is given to students who apply by December 1.

University Merit Scholarship

All international students with equivalent U.S. grade point averages of 3.50 (or equivalent) or higher are also considered for merit-based scholarships. These additional scholarships can range from $1,000 to $34,000 per year. Merit scholarship amounts are determined by the academic records, test scores, and other factors received by Miami at the time of application. Priority consideration is given to students who apply by December 1.

Presidential Fellows Program (PFP)

As one of the eight original Public Ivies, Miami is known for strong undergraduate teaching and providing students with unparalleled learning experiences. In keeping with the tradition of strong academic excellence, we offer the Presidential Fellows Program, an elite scholarship opportunity that provides the brightest scholars and leaders with an exceptional college experience.

The Presidential Fellows Program is Miami’s premier scholarship experience for incoming first-year students in all academic areas on the Oxford campus.

To be considered for the program, indicate your interest in the program on your application for admission. For Presidential Fellows Program consideration, you must also indicate your interest for Miami’s Honors College or the Prodesse Scholars Program on your application.  

The application for admission must be received by December 1. To find out more, visit the Presidential Fellows Program page.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship recognizes promising international students with a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. As a participating institution in this program, Miami will award two annual, renewable scholarships covering a minimum of 50 percent of the cost of tuition. A separate application is required for consideration for the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship.

The application deadline is December 1. To find out more and apply, visit the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship page.

Prodesse Scholars Program

Gifted students participate in an intensive, one-year learning experience while earning a $1,000 to $2,000 scholarship that is renewable for up to four years. To find out more and apply, visit the Prodesse Scholars Program page. 

We are no longer accepting applications to this program.

International Student Scholarship Handouts

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