May 11, 2021

College Scholarship

  • University of Oregon
  • 1585 East 13th Avenue Eugene, OR 97403
Scholarship Scholarship

Job / Advertisement Description

At the University of Oregon you’ll find several sources of financial aid for international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each year the UO awards more than $2.5 million in financial aid and scholarships to international students. Below is a list of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for international students. Incoming freshmen (both domestic and international) who apply by January 15 are automatically considered for the General University Scholarship Program.

For scholarships and work-study, students must apply for admission by January 15. Admission application materials, including test scores, must be received by February 15.

Automatic Consideration

Note about 2021-22 scholarships and standardized tests: Due to COVID-19 and the resulting reduced availability of standardized test sites and dates, the University of Oregon will not use ACT or SAT scores in awarding 2021-22 freshman scholarships.

Scholarship Basis for Award Additional Application? Deadlines
UO Excellence Academic (limited awards) No Apply for Admission to UO by January 15. All admission application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by February 15.
Summit 3.90 GPA or higher on a 4.00 scale  No Apply for Admission to UO by January 15. All admission application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by February 15.
Apex 3.70 GPA or higher on a 4.00 scale  No Apply for Admission to UO by January 15. All admission application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by February 15.

Application-Based

International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) Tuition Scholarships: Partial to full tuition $9,000 USD to $30,000 USD per year

The ICSP scholarship awards tuition-waiver scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition for up to 15 credits per term each year. Scholarships apply to tuition only and are based on financial need, academic merit, and the ability to make presentations to diverse groups of people. The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component that requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty, and staff. ICSP scholarships are renewable.

ICSP Global Corners Award: $4,500 USD to $20,000 USD per year

The Global Corners award provides tuition support to new and continuing international students whose recruitment and retention advance the UO’s strategic interests in internationalizing the campus and maintaining a globally diverse student population. International engagement is essential to the academic and cultural vibrancy of the University of Oregon. 

ICSP Nascence Scholarship
This supplemental scholarship is awarded to a student from China or Hong Kong who is also a recipient of the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarship. No additional application is required.

Work-Study

International Student Work-Study Program: $1,000 USD to $4,500 USD per year

The work-study program grants more than 50 work-study awards, ranging from $1,000–$4,500 each year, to eligible international students with financial need. Students who receive these awards can compete for on-campus work-study jobs during the academic year. Students are not guaranteed on-campus jobs, but opportunities for on-campus employment will increase.

International Affairs Endowed Scholarships

The UO Office of International Affairs grants several competitive cash-based scholarships each year to international students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

All Countries

  • Pressman Family Scholarship: Honoring the Pressman family, one scholarship of approximately $1,000 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing UO international students may apply.
  • Jim and Jean Tattersall International Student Scholarship: Honoring Jim and Jean Tattersall, scholarships of approximately $1,000–$3,000 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing UO international students may apply.
  • Islam Family Foundation Scholarship: Established in honor of Dr. Ahmet R. Islam, native of Turkey and beloved father of UO alumna Hilary Islam Harter '86. One or more scholarships of approximately $1,000 may be awarded each academic year. New and continuing students may apply, with preference given to students from Turkey.
  • Ramsing Family Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established by Kenneth and Margo Ramsing, former University of Oregon faculty members who served as dean of the Graduate School and International Student Advisor, respectively. One scholarship of approximately $1000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing undergraduate international students may apply. To be eligible students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Mrs. Liu Bie Ju Cha Scholarship: Established in honor of Mrs. Liu Bie Ju Cha. Scholarships of approximately $1,000 - $5,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing international students may apply.

Graduating Students

  • Kenneth S. Ghent Scholarship: Honoring Dr. Kenneth S. Ghent, former director of International Affairs, several scholarships of approximately $3,000–$5,000 each may be awarded each academic year. Awards are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be entering the final year of their degree programs to be eligible. A degree completion plan must be created and signed by an academic advisor. Not available to new students.