International Student Merit Scholarship 2023-24, University of Houston-Victoria, USA

International Student Merit Scholarship 2023-24, University of Houston-Victoria, USA


The International Merit Scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship might lower the overall tuition by $3,000 to $10,000. (two semesters). Scholarship amounts for overseas students with F-1 and J-1 visas will be based on the cost of residency.

The scholarship is solely good for tuition & fees. This scholarship does not cover any additional expenditures, such as those for accommodation, food, transportation, personal expenses, books, supplies, or health insurance. Only UHV students are eligible to use the scholarship.

For undergraduate and full-time study at UHV, grants and waivers are available to fall recipients for the autumn, spring, and summer semesters. The $1000 guaranteed scholarship for students living on campus is included in this award.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants Must:

  1. Admitted student to UHV
  2. At the time of award the student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits at UHV for undergraduate students, 9 credits for graduate students.
  3. Returning/or current students must have two semesters remaining to graduate (semester receiving the scholarship cannot be the final semester)
  4. Returning/Current students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above for undergraduate students and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for graduate students.
  5. Approval for volunteer opportunities must be approved in advance. If applicable all spring scholarship recipients must re-apply for the fall merit scholarship before the deadline (see below).
  6. International students or students on other non-immigrant visa status
    1. F-1 and J-1 students must be on the relevant visa status on or before the state date of their immigration document
    2. F-1 and J-1 students must attend mandatory International Student orientation at Victoria or Katy
    3. All non-immigrant status students must be on good academic and immigration status
  7. Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement.
  8. Complete BOTH the scholarship application forms
    • First submit the online UHV General Scholarship Application. (When you complete this application, it may say the deadline passed. Do not worry about this, just keep  completing the application. We need you to complete this application as well regardless of the deadline).
      • Sign in using your UHV username and password.
    • Second submit International Student Merit Scholarship Application. Please note, you will need to attach the necessary application requirements. Once you hit submit the application, along with the uploaded attachments will be sent to the International Programs Office automatically.
    • Both the above mentioned applications MUST be completed in order for your scholarship application to be eligible for review .

When to Apply

Completed applications need to be submitted by the deadline:

  • Fall semester deadline: June 15th 

New Students

Admission to UHV is required of students. Applications for scholarships submitted by incompletely admitted or not accepted students will not be evaluated.

Current and Returning Students
All terms and limitations apply to current and past UHV students. Returning or current students must guarantee that they have two semesters left to finish their degree program.

Maintaining the International Merit Scholarship

  • Recipients must maintain full-time status.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic and immigration status during the awarding semester/ year.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduate students throughout the duration of the scholarship.
  • Contribute 10 volunteer hours assisting International Programs  in hosting events such as International Education Week, International Sash Ceremony and International Festival during fall, spring and summer semesters.
  • International students on F-1 and J-1 status
    • New international students must attend mandatory orientation
  • Scholarship recipient must pay all outstanding university bills on or before the due dates.
  • Recipients continuing from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree program must reapply for the scholarship.
  • International Merit Scholarship is not guaranteed every year. Students must reapply on or before the deadline.

Notification Process

Students will be notified via email by first week of July for Fall awards.

Students who are NOT eligible:

  • Graduate students receiving a graduate assistantship or tuition scholarship
  • UHV Athletes receiving Athletics Scholarships
  • International Students receiving International Student Cultural Scholarship
  • Students receiving any other UHV tuition scholarship waivers
  • Students receiving any other UHV competitive scholarships
  • Students receiving Texas resident tuition fees
  • Students enrolled part time at UHV and part time at another institution in Texas
  • Failing to maintain academic and immigration status during the awarding  year.

International Student Merit Scholarship 2023-24, University of Houston-Victoria, USA

Source / More information: Official Website HERE.


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