Financial Aid & Scholarships


UC Financial Aid & Scholarships

International students are not eligible for federal aid programs like FAFSA. However, there are a variety of scholarships that you may be eligible for as an international student.

For more information, visit UC's Financial Aid website.


UC Global Scholarship

The UC Global Scholarship awards between $1,000 and $12,000 per year to qualifying students. Find out about requirements, deadlines and eligibility using the links provided.


University Graduate Scholarships

University Graduate Scholarships are available in many graduate programs including Business, Education, Engineering and Natural Sciences. The scholarships may even include a living stipend. However, scholarship levels vary by academic program.

Non-UC Scholarships

Take a look at our online scholarship listing for a description of nearly 100 financial aid opportunities available to international students at UC.

You can also use one of the online databases below to search for more scholarships:

  • International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

Both provide a searchable database of financial aid, college scholarships, student loans, and grant information for international students.



Loans are typically very difficult for international students to receive in the U.S. Very few lenders offer student loans to international students, and if they do, they often require that a U.S. citizen co-signs the loan with you.

The Financial Aid Office has a resource for UC students that allows you to plug in your information and criteria to populate a list of possible loan vendors. Click here to utilize this service.