Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

In addition to applying for the many competitive scholarships available at UNT, international students are encouraged to research loan programs and other forms of financial assistance from their home countries. 

Federal regulations in the U.S. limit the types of financial assistance available to international students.

If you are an international student in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa for the purpose of study, you are not eligible for need-based federal financial aid (FAFSA.) It is generally expected that international students have the financial resources to cover their tuition, fees and living expenses for the duration of their time at UNT.

Eagle Scholarship Portal for ALL UNT Students

Be sure to check out the Eagle Scholarship Portal. The Eagle Scholarship Portal application cycle opens annually in the Fall semester. Learn how to apply for scholarships at UNT.

The International Education Scholarship and The Global Citizen Scholarship are included in UNT's Eagle Scholarship Portal.

Eagle Portal Scholarships are competitive and open to ALL students at UNT.

The Eagle Scholarship Portal is generally open from October through March of each academic year. Funding is awarded for the following year in the Fall and Spring semesters. For example: for a $1,000 award, $500 will be awarded in Fall and $500 will be awarded in Spring. 

Non-Texas residents (international students) receiving a UNT competitive scholarship(s) of at least $1,000 for the academic year and/or summer term, are eligible to pay in-state Texas resident tuition for the fall, spring, and the following summer terms. 

Scholarships for Freshmen (FTIC) and Transfer Students

Excellence & Transfer Scholarships are awarded based on submission of admissions materials.

  • No additional application is required.
  • To be considered for an Excellence scholarship, the priority deadline for admission is March 1.
  • The deadline to accept awards is May 1.
  • Award notifications will be sent to your myUNT portal. 

Department-Sponsored Scholarships

You can receive department-sponsored scholarships from the college, department, or school in which you major. Application deadlines vary. Please contact your department for more information. 

Country & Region Specific Opportunities

UNT’s Mexican Waiver provides eligible undergraduate and graduate students from Mexico with a non-resident tuition waiver that allows students to be charged the resident tuition rate.

The Good Neighbor Program provides tuition assistance to students from other nations of the Western Hemisphere (other than Cuba).

UNT Start Green Stay Green

Students experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to reach out to a student aid advocate with UNT's Start Green Stay Green program. Simply complete the form online and the student aid advocate will research and provide appropriate resources for your particular situation as an international student at UNT. Please note that this is a service for students currently enrolled at UNT.

Tuition Waivers

Tuition waivers allow certain nonresident students (international students and out-of-state students) to pay the Texas resident tuition rate.

Tuition waivers are automatically applied to student accounts when:

  • Student is awarded a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more.
  • Student is hired for specific, salaried, graduate positions that include a tuition benefit. 
  • Student is a Mexican citizen and has applied for the Mexican waiver.

There is no additional tuition waiver application process. 

Additional Resources:

Schedule an International Student Support Advising appointment on Navigate.

Additional Funding Resources