International Students - Scholarships and Funding
Other UNF departments and Non-UNF organizations offer additional scholarship opportunities. Always be sure to check for eligibility for international students before applying to a scholarship. For example, many UNF scholarships require the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). International students are not eligible for any scholarship which requires the FAFSA.
Note, for questions about eligibility, applications, etc. please direct your questions to the specific office or organization in charge of each scholarship.
- Freshman Applicant/Student Scholarships
International first time in college (FTIC)/freshman applicants are only eligible for Freshman Merit-Based and Freshman Presidential Scholarships.
- Florida 2-Year College Transfer Scholarship
Eligibility based on incoming transfer student with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from any of the 28 public community or state colleges in Florida, 3.0 transfer GPA, and based on academic merit, leadership positions and community activities.
- Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez International Student Scholarship
Eligibility based on minimum UNF cumulative GPA of 3.0, must be a non-US Citizen attending UNF for one semester prior to applying for the scholarship, must be an enrolled UNF student with a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester, among other things.
- Other UNF Scholarships
View and check eligibility for scholarships by college/major, specialty scholarships, and other resources for finding additional scholarship opportunities.
- Athletic Scholarship Opportunities:
For inquiries about playing for an athletics team at UNF, you may contact the specific coaching staff. For details visit the athletics staff directory. When contacting the coaching staff, please include a resume and relevant statistics, video footage, and academic transcripts and test scores (if available). UNF is an NCAA Division I university and is a member of the ASUN Conference. As a result, roster spots and athletic scholarships are very competitive. However, the athletics department is diverse and has almost 50 student-athletes representing 30 different countries playing for various teams during the 2018-2019 academic year.
- 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.
- Linkage Institutes:
Linkage institutes serve as out-of-state tuition waivers and help to reduce the cost of tuition for international students. The award amounts vary with each institution.
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.
- Florida/Brazil Institute
- Florida/Canada Institute
- Florida/Caribbean Institute
- Florida/China Institute
- Florida/Costa Rica Institute (to access the information after clicking on the provided link, choose: Students, Money Matters, and then Scholarship)
- Florida/Eastern Europe Institute
- Florida/France Institute
- Florida/Israel Institute
- Florida/Japan Institute
- Florida/Mexico Institute
- Florida/West Africa Institute