OGE – Office of International Programs

University of Mississippi

Scholarships for International Undergraduates

1. For international Freshman Students who graduated from high school outside of the USA:

• International students who are recruited by and apply directly to the university as degree-seeking undergraduate students, and who will hold a temporary visa/status in the USA will be considered for International Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES-INTL). They are generally offered on the basis of a student’s academic merit; they vary according to a student’s earned high school grades (minimum 3.25 out of 4), availability of funding, underrepresented country designation, and English proficiency scores.
Scholarships range from $23,454- to $3,900-, or approx. 95% to 15% of undergraduate tuition (= the cost of base and non-resident tuition); or from 55% to 9% of the total cost of study (= the cost of tuition, housing, meals, books, health insurance, etc.)
• Scholarships are generally offered for enrollment starting with a fall term, are non-deferrable and non-transferable, though are renewable, provided academic progression and grade requirements are met, and lawful presence in the USA is maintained. Students may be awarded the scholarship for a total of 4 academic years towards a first bachelor’s degree only.
• Scholarships are generally credited towards non-resident fees and resident tuition fees. They may be combined with other scholarships, but may not exceed the full non-resident fee or resident tuition.
• International students who are externally funded (e.g. by their government) may not qualify for these scholarships.
• Students who apply through OMI are not eligible for International Academic Excellence scholarships

2. For International Freshman Students who graduated from high school within the USA:

• International students, regardless of immigration status, who graduate from U.S. high schools may qualify for Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES). They must meet the same admission and scholarship eligibility requirements as do their U.S. counterparts. For more information, see information available at the Office of Financial Aid.
• Scholarships vary according to Mississippi or non-Mississippi resident status, as well as according to earned high school grades and SAT/ACT scores.
• Scholarships are non-deferrable and non-transferrable, though are renewable, provided academic progression and grade requirements are met. Students may be awarded the scholarship for a total of 4 academic years towards a first bachelor’s degree only.
• Scholarships are generally credited towards non-resident fees and resident tuition fees. They may be combined with other scholarships, but may not exceed the full non-resident fee or resident tuition.

3. For International Transfer Students

• International students who transfer from Universities within or outside of the USA may qualify for International Undergraduate Student Scholarships (IUSS).
• Scholarships are based on available funding, earned university/college grades and evidence of English proficiency.
• Scholarships are credited towards non-resident fees. They may be combined with other scholarships, but will only be applied to the non-resident portion of tuition.
• Scholarships are non-deferrable and non-transferrable, though are renewable, provided academic progression and grade requirements are met, and valid legal status is maintained. Students may be awarded the scholarship for a total of 4 academic years towards a first bachelor’s degree only.
• International students who are externally funded (e.g. by their government) may not qualify for these scholarships.

* Note: Information above is subject to change without notice.