Graduate students - Merit awards

  • PHD, Master
  • Tuition fee waiver
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International students may apply for and receive merit awards and scholarships from AU and other organizations to help finance their studies. The information below is intended as a resource for international students as they plan for financing their study at AU.

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Talented international master's and doctoral students may qualify for Graduate Merit Awards through their departments.

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These awards offer waivers ranging from twelve credits to full tuition each year. Stipends may also be available.


Applicants should check directly with departments for further information.

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