Merit Awards for International 1st-Year Students

  • Bachelor
  • Tuition fee waiver

International students may apply for and receive merit awards and scholarships from AU and other organizations to help finance their studies.

American University Washington DC
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American University Washington DC

American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service and leadership.

All Scholarships from American University Washington DC


  • 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.