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Scholarships and Financial Aid for International Students

Roosevelt University offers numerous scholarship opportunities, some of which are available to international students. The majority of scholarships are based on academic merit, not on financial need.  International students are considered to be non-immigrants and non-permanent residents; therefore, international students are not eligible for U.S. federal or state financial aid. 

Bachelor's Degree

Merit-based scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate students. Scholarship awards are based on an individual's previous academic record and vary based upon student type. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.

First year students (freshmen) should take the ACT or SAT exam to qualify for scholarships.  The Pre-Pharmacy program has a maximum two year scholarship/award.  

  • Click here for more information on the ACT
  • Click here for more information on the SAT.

Master's Degree

Merit-based scholarships are available to new, full-time graduate students.  Scholarship awards are based on an individual's previous academic record.  No scholarship application is required. Merit-based scholarships are renewable and require that the recipient maintain a 3.8 cumulative GPA and full-time status while enrolled in the graduate program.  

Graduate students may also apply for graduate assistantships. Priority consideration for assistantships is March 1. Assistantships are awarded for each Fall term. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed based upon availability. 

Music and Theatre Students

All students who apply, audition, and are accepted to the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) are considered for talent-based CCPA Scholarships.  Master's students may also apply for Graduate Music Assistantships.  Students who apply to CCPA are not eligible for academic scholarships through Roosevelt University.