Emory University has a strong commitment to educating students in a global community and enrolling young scholars from all around the world. Starting with the freshman application process for fall 2013 entry, Emory University will offer scholarship assistance to a select number of international undergraduate students. All citizens of foreign countries who are not permanent residents of the United States (living in the U.S. or abroad) will be reviewed for this new international scholarship. Admission is highly competitive and funding is limited.
The admission committee will review all international applicants in a holistic review process. The committee will consider, but is not limited to, assessing a student’s academic achievement, potential to contribute to a global campus community, and financial need. The selection process will be particularly sensitive to applicants who would otherwise refrain from considering an Emory education due to cost restraints. Awards will range from partial to full tuition scholarships, and notifications will be sent to recipients at the time of regular decision release (by April 1). Recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and maintain full-time enrollment for the scholarship to renew automatically each fall and spring semester for a total of four years.
In order to be considered for an Emory International Scholarship, international students need simply apply with the Common Application and Supplement under our Regular Decision plan. No additional application forms are required. An international student is considered a student who is NOT a U.S. citizen and NOT a U.S. permanent resident. Students who hold F1, F2, J1, J2, or G series visas or other eligible non-citizens (humanitarian parole, Cuban-Haitian Entrant, refugee status, asylum) are considered international students.
Emory also offers merit-based aid through the Emory Scholars or Goizueta Scholars programs. To be considered for an academic scholarship, students must be nominated by an appropriate high school official, normally the college counselor. The nomination form, scholar essay, scholar recommendation and all admission application materials must be submitted by November 15 of the student's senior year. Though the submission deadline is in November, the application is not a binding, Early Decision application. Selection of merit scholars is extremely competitive; Emory typically receives more than 2,500 nominations and awards approximately 150 scholarships. The awards range from $10,000/year to the full cost of tuition, room, board and fees. In addition to merit-based scholarships above, we also offer merit awards through the Alben W. Barkley (Debate) Scholarship and music scholarships.