Scholarships for International Students

Seattle University has several scholarship opportunities for international students.

Merit Awards for First-Year International Students

New full-time Seattle University freshmen who are international students will be considered for a merit scholarship award at the time of their admission.

Scholarship recipients must meet all university requirements for regular admission to the fall, winter, or spring quarter.

International students are those students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and typically require a visa to study in the United States. 

2020-21 Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer students who complete an admissions application to Seattle University are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years and are based on the information in the admissions application, not family finances. And we guarantee that any amount you receive as an institutional gift will remain constant for all four years you’re eligible at SU.

Grade Forgiveness for Merit Scholarship Consideration

Transfer applicants with college coursework completed seven or more years prior to their applying to Seattle University will automatically be considered for grade forgiveness if the GPA is significantly lower than more recent coursework.

Applicants with coursework completed less than seven years prior to enrollment, but greater than three years, may request a review for grade forgiveness. Applicants must submit a written explanation of their previous academic performance, what changed that helped them achieve greater academic success and how this insight has prepared them to be academically successful at Seattle University.  Decisions are made at the discretion of the Associate Director of Transfer Admissions.