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East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Undergraduate & Graduate Academic Merit Scholarship 2024/2025


The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered.


Undergraduate students: $12,500

Graduate students: $11,500


To receive an International Merit Scholarship at ETSU, students must:

  • Be admitted to ETSU as a degree-seeking student.

  • Have, or plan to have, an F-1 or J-1 student visa

  • Have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in previous coursework

    • Freshman Applicants – 3.0 GPA in High School

    • Transfer Applicants – 3.0 GPA in previous university coursework

    • Graduate Applicants – 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.

Students ineligible for International Merit Scholarships:

  • Second Bachelor’s Degree Applicants if previous degree was granted by ETSU.

  • Students paying in-state or E-Rate tuition.

  • Studying applying for the M.D. or PharmD. program

Deadline: November 1, 2023

Click here for more details.


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