International students are considered for the merit scholarships and Prize and Dean’s Fellowships listed in the Awards and Fellowships for Incoming Students section above, as well as several fellowships established solely for them. Aside from checking the interest box on the applications for merit scholarships, there is no application process for these awards; they are granted by department.
International students who qualify for aid should be aware that amounts awarded rarely meet the cost of tuition and never match the full cost of living expenses. All international applicants are urged to research all sources of aid from government and private organizations in their own countries before leaving, since it is extremely difficult to obtain aid after arrival in the United States.
All fellowship or scholarship monies that come from U.S. sources that are not designated for tuition and fees — such as stipends, travel grants, and grants for research expenses — are subject to U.S. taxation withholding rates unless, on the basis of a tax treaty, documentation can be submitted to the university exempting the student from withholding.
International students are eligible to apply for on-campus jobs. Requirements for work authorization vary depending on visa type. Learn more about working on campus as an international student.