International Merit Scholarships are available to new degree-seeking international students. All students who apply for admission are considered for these scholarships. No separate application is needed.


Undergraduate Students: Merit Scholarships are limited to 8 semesters, provided the minimum eligibility requirements are mantained.

Graduate Students: Merit Scholarships are limited to 5 semesters, or commensurate with the length of the program.

Scholarship may not be combined with other scholarships that cover out-of-state/international tuition costs. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Creative Arts Scholarship
  • STEM Community Outreach Scholarship
  • Honors-in-Discipline
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Tuition Scholarships
  • Fulbright Grants


To receive an International Merit Scholarship at ETSU, students must:

  • Be admitted to ETSU as a degree-seeking students
  • Have, or plan to have, an F-1 or J-1 student visa
  • Have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in previous coursework
    • Freshman Applicants – 3.0 GPA in High School
    • Transfer Applicants – 3.0 GPA in previous university coursework
    • Graduate Applicants – 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.

Students ineligible for International Merit Scholarships:

  • Second Bachelor’s Degree Applicants if previous degree was granted by ETSU.
  • Students paying in-state or E-Rate tuition.
  • Studying applying for the M.D. or PharmD. programs
  • Students without lawful, active F-1 or J-1 status

Method of Application

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Current students who have one of the International Merit Scholarships may complete this form to request an extension beyond the 8-semester limit.

Application Deadline: August 22, 2024.