Scholarships & Financial Aid

International Student Scholarships & Financial Aid

All international students are automatically evaluated for merit awards up to $20,000. After admission, students can complete the International Student Financial Aid Form to be eligible for additional need-based aid.

International Scholarships

International students are eligible for the full range of merit scholarships that Oglethorpe offers to freshman and transfer applicants. International first-year applicants who submit all required documentation by Nov. 15 may be eligible to attend Oglethorpe’s annual Scholarship Weekend in January, during which Oglethorpe awards up to ten full-tuition scholarships. The Lanier, University, Oxford and Presidential awards range from $13,000/yr. – $20,000/yr. International Baccalaureate students who complete the IB Diploma Programme and earn an IB diploma will also receive a $2,500/yr. renewable scholarship.

International Financial Aid

International students are eligible for consideration for need-based financial assistance from Oglethorpe University. Upon acceptance, Oglethorpe will provide you with the International Student Financial Aid Form, which you can complete to request additional need-based aid. Please note that the US federal government’s need-based student aid programs are not available to non-US citizens.

F-1 Student Visa Sponsorship

Oglethorpe offers F-1 Student Visa sponsorship and will issue an I-20 to students as soon as they have paid an enrollment deposit and demonstrated funding for at least one year of tuition. If you are a permanent resident, or a student who identifies as DACA or undocumented, you are considered a domestic student for admission purposes and do not need to submit any additional documentation. More information about F-1 Student Visas.