International Student Scholarships


CityU New International Student Merit Scholarship

Scholarships in this category are awarded to first-time CityU applicants who have achieved an outstanding academic record within their last school year.

President's Merit Award Scholarship: $3,000 scholarship, disbursed evenly during the first three quarters of enrollment in the academic program.

Academic Achievement Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship, disbursed evenly during the first three quarters of enrollment in the academic program.

Application Requirements include:

  • Financial Declaration Form – submit this form to the International Student Office, selecting the appropriate scholarship option, based on your Academic Record.
    • President's Merit Award Scholarship: combined grade point average of 90% or higher during your last academic year (based on CityU's evaluation of the most recently submitted transcript).
    • Academic Achievement Scholarship: combined grade point average of 80% or higher during your last academic year (based on CityU's evaluation of the most recently submitted transcript).
  • Must be a first-time international student applicant to CityU with the intention of studying on an international student visa (F-1) in the Seattle area.
  • Must have applied for an academic degree program (certificate programs and ELP program do not qualify) no later than one month prior to the intended start date.
  • Must hold an active I-20 throughout the award period.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment.
  • Once awarded, student must start studies at CityU within one quarter of award letter (students who start in the ELP Program must be continuously enrolled in the program, except for approved vacation quarters, and the award will be applied once the student enrolls in degree program classes).

Information for Scholarship

This scholarship can only be awarded once during your career at CityU. Awards will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis by acceptance letter issuance date; until available funds have been awarded. This is a tuition only scholarship.

Applications must be received by the International Student Office no later than the deadlines below:

  • Fall Quarter Attendance (October): September 1
  • Winter Quarter Attendance (January): December 1
  • Spring Quarter Attendance (April): March 1
  • Summer Quarter Attendance (July): June 1

CityU International Student Economic Hardship Scholarship

City University of Seattle is making available 12 tuition scholarships each year in the amount of $3,000 to current CityU international students who have successfully completed a minimum of three consecutive quarters of full-time study in a Bachelor or Master's degree program at CityU (ESL students do not qualify). Three (3) quarters of completed passing grades on City University of Seattle Transcript is also required.

Scholarships in this category are awarded to applicants that demonstrate an economic hardship outside of their immediate control. This scholarship can only be awarded once to an individual.

Application Requirements include:

  • General Application Form
  • Transcript showing a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate or 3.0 for graduate study.
  • Essay: Describe your current economic hardship and how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals.
  • Submit supporting documentation regarding your financial situation with the scholarship application.

Information for Scholarship

International student scholarship applications are reviewed and scholarships are awarded four times each year.

Applications must be post-marked by the deadlines below:

  • Fall Quarter Attendance (October): September 1
  • Winter Quarter Attendance (January): December 1
  • Spring Quarter Attendance (April): March 1
  • Summer Quarter Attendance (July): June 1
Applicants will be notified of awards by:
  • Fall Quarter Application: October 1
  • Winter Quarter Application: January 1
  • Spring Quarter Application: April 1
  • Summer Quarter Application: July 1