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. These students are encouraged to apply for scholarships via the Apply Texas Freshman Scholarship Application or the Continuing and Transfer Student Scholarship Application and apply to state aid using the TASFA application/paper FAFSA application submitted to OFA.
- 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.