Undergraduate Aid for International Students

Emory's undergraduate student body is comprised of students from around the globe. Each year we offer need-based financial aid packages to a select group of international students.

To be considered for need-based financial aid, please apply under our Regular Decision plan. International students also may apply for merit-based scholarships through the Emory University Scholar programs.

Click below to learn more about the financial aid process and resources for international students.

Emory defines international students as those who are not US citizens or permanent residents. If you hold a F1, F2, J1, J2, G, or H series visa (http://isss.emory.edu/students/getting_your_visa/index.html) or fall into another eligible noncitizen category – humanitarian parole, Cuban-Haitian entrant, refugee status, asylum, or other – you qualify as an international student.

International students must apply for financial aid during the admission process. We recommend that you apply for need-based financial aid only if you have no other resources to fund your education.

Students seeking permanent residency status in the US will only be considered for financial aid once their proof of that status is provided to Emory.

The Financial Aid Application Process & Considerations

  1. Select "yes" to the Common Application or Coalition Application question that asks about applying for financial aid

  2. Complete the CSS Profile before February 16th if you think you will need financial assistance at any time during your education

    NOTE: Only students who apply for and receive financial aid in their first year will be eligible for aid in the future.

  3. Submit your tax returns or foreign country equivalent to the College Board's Institutional Documentation (IDOC) Service before February 16

    NOTE: Signed copies of tax documents must be translated to English, converted to USD, and include the currency conversion rate used

  4. Create a plan for contributing financially for your education, including paying for travel to and from home

    NOTE: Emory cannot assume financial responsibility for currency fluctuations or replace any current financial support that may be lost in the future (such as from relatives, sponsors, government and corporate agencies, or other sources).

Emory University's Office of Undergraduate Admission offers merit-based scholarships to a limited number of international students each year. All citizens of foreign countries who are not permanent residents of the United States (living in the US or abroad) will be considered for these opportunities. Selection is highly competitive and funding is limited.

International Students interested in Emory's merit scholarships should apply through the University's Scholar programs before November 15.