What is a scholarship?
A scholarship is a financial award given to a student on the basis of academic achievement and promise. However, some also take into account financial need. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. There are 3 types of scholarships you can apply for: university scholarships, department-sponsored scholarships and external (non-UNT) scholarships.
UNT offers several scholarships for international students. See a list of scholarships available to international students.
Some academic departments provide funding to international students in the form of fellowships, scholarships and assistantships. Please contact individual academic departments for more information.
If you are transferring to UNT from another college or university, you may be eligible for the UNT Transfer Scholarship.
If you will be a graduate student, please refer to the International Students information on the Toulouse Graduate School's Funding Your Graduate Education page.
Note for IELI students: You will be eligible to apply for scholarships at UNT when you graduate from IELI.
How to apply for scholarships
- The first step in the scholarship process is to apply for admission to UNT.
Scholarship dollars are limited and are awarded on merit and on a first-come, first-served basis. If you complete your admission application early, you can be considered for admission early, and place yourself in the best position to be considered for available funds.
- The next step in the scholarship process is to complete the General Scholarship Application by March 1.
You should submit this application annually to be considered for any scholarship opportunities available during the upcoming academic year. You do not have to already be accepted to UNT to complete the General Scholarship Application. All you need to apply for the General Scholarship is an active EUID, which you will receive instructions for how to activate once you have applied for admission to UNT. However, in order to be selected for any UNT scholarship award, you must be admitted to a UNT degree seeking program and meet the minimum eligibility requirements of the scholarship by the scholarship deadline.
- Apply to any department-sponsored scholarships.
Each department has their own application process, which will detail the criteria for scholarship consideration. Typically, departmental scholarship awards are made to students with specific program involvement with the department. Students should contact departments from their major or minor area of study to find out what scholarships are offered and about the scholarship application process.
When will you know if I receive a scholarship award?
Students selected for a scholarship based on the completion of the General Scholarship Application are notified through EagleConnect, UNT's official email service. Monitor EagleConnect and my.unt.edu for award information. Most awards will be announced by late June for the Fall semester.
Each department on campus makes departmental scholarship award decisions. Award information is coordinated with SFAS to post the awards to the student's account.
How do you accept a scholarship award?
Once you have received a scholarship, you must accept it to get the money. Scholarship funds will not disburse to your student account until your awards have been accepted online or your external scholarship funds have been received by UNT.