International students entering the fall (August) 2018 term will be considered for a limited number of merit scholarships. Scholarship selection is competitive, and is based on holistic review of all application information, high school marks/grades, and ACT or SAT scores.


$500 - $10,000 per year


There is no separate application for scholarship consideration. Students who have submitted ACT or SAT scores and are admitted by February 1 will be among the first group of international students considered.

Scholarship notifications will be released on February 15. Additional scholarships after February 15 will be subject to fund availability.


Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first), provided you continue to pay nonresident tuition, maintain continuous full-time enrollment at the University of Iowa and a 2.5 cumulative UI GPA, reviewed each semester.