Scholarships and Funding for International Students

Important Notice

Note that our scholarship system has changed.  Please send all application materials for the ISA, LAC and Non-Florida Tuition Waivers via email to  Any questions regarding these scholarships are also best directed to  



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In order to apply, students must be seeking admission or newly admitted to UNF under existing criteria for degree programs. Students must be eligible to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa and be in good academic standing. For further information, please review the International Student Admissions (ISA) Scholarship guidelines, application, Frequently Asked Questions and infographic








Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)




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Students from Latin America and the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to receive Latin American - Caribbean (LAC) Scholarships at UNF. In order to qualify, they must be admissible to UNF under existing criteria for undergraduate or graduate programs and meet other standards. On the basis of the LAC Scholarship, the student will be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.






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Recipients must be registered students in good standing with the University of North Florida, with at least one semester of course work completed at UNF. Awards are based on the amount of waivers provided to the International Center each year and are reserved for F-1 students. The selection criterion is a mix of academic performance and financial need, as well as extracurricular and work activities. For further information, please review the Out-of-State Tuition Waivers application and guidelines. 







Linkage Institutes

The primary purpose of these institutes is to assist in the development of stronger economic, cultural, educational, and social ties between this state and strategic foreign countries through the promotion of expanded public and private dialogue on cooperative research and technical acceptance activities, increased bilateral commerce, student and faculty exchange, cultural exchange, and enhancement of language training skills between the postsecondary institutions in this state and those of selected foreign countries. Each institute must ensure that minority students are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the exchange programs.


Each institute is allowed to exempt up to 25 full-time equivalent students per year from the respective host countries to study in any of the state universities or community colleges in this state as resident students for tuition purposes.


P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) 

The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) offers up to $12,500 annually (renewable once) to female, international (non-citizen of the US or Canada), graduate students based on need.  Applicants must be pursuing a full-time graduate degree, with at least a full year of course work remaining, and promise to return to their countries to pursue their professional career.  Apply today - the deadline to submit eligibility forms is December 15, 2017!