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.
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. These scholarships provide out-of-state tuition waivers for international students from eligible countries.
Please review the Latin American and Caribbean Guidelines for eligibility and the application.
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. Students who apply for consideration through the International Center and are selected will be required to perform 25 hours of approved community service. For further information, please review the Out-of-State Tuition Waivers application and guidelines.
Application and Guidelines
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