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Scholarships for International Students

In general, to be eligible for federal financial aid, most state aid programs as well as scholarships at the University, a student must be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. national (including natives of American Samoa or Swain's Island), a U.S. permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen.

International students (ineligible noncitizens or "foreign") cannot receive federal or state educational aid. International students should consult their prospective college or department at UT Austin to apply for available financial resources. There are some exceptions:

  • International Texas residents (DACA, HB 1403) are eligible to receive some state educational aid and institutional aid.
    • Entering freshman should apply for admission and submit one of the following: eTASFA (available on CASH), the paper FAFSA, or the TASFA.
    • Continuing students can apply for scholarships through the Continuing and Transfer Student Application. They are also encouraged to submit the eTASFA, paper FAFSA, or the TASFA.
  • International/foreign continuing students are eligible to use the Continuing and Transfer Student Scholarship Application for the specific purpose of applying for the University-Wide Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships (departmental nomination required).

For more information about state residency, read the UT Admissions requirements for establishing Texas residency.

For more information about resources for international students, see International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and ISSS: Financial Services.