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.
Merit Awards for International 1st-Year Students
- Tuition fee waiver
They are awarded based on a combination of outstanding academic achievement, excellent communication skills in English, leadership, volunteerism, and community service. Merit award consideration is highly competitive and the number of scholarships available is limited. All American University merit awards are awarded at the time of admission, and not after enrollment.
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American University’s merit awards for international students are partial, not full, scholarships. These funds are renewable for all four years of study based on successful continued academic performance.
No separate application form or process is required to be considered for AU merit scholarships.