Scholarships and Funding
International students at UNO find a variety of opportunities to help pay for their education.
UNO demonstrates its commitment to international education by awarding scholarships to academically talented students from around the world.
International Studies & Programs offers two different scholarships to new international students.
Qualifying students must meet these requirements:
- Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Prospective student, not currently enrolled, and ready for full-time admission.
- F-1 or J-1 visa applicant or holder.
UNO Advantage Scholarships
These scholarships allow recipients to pay resident tuition rates. The scholarships typically reduce tuition charges by about 65 percent and are worth from $7,600 up to $9,600 per year. They are renewable each year with good academic progress.
New International Student Scholarships
These scholarships are worth up to $6,000 per academic year. Partial grants of $3,000 are sometimes awarded for a single semester, and are not renewable.
To apply for the UNO Advantage or New International Student Scholarships, complete the online application on MavLINK. Check the Opportunities tab at the top for Recommended scholarships. Based on initial screening, these are scholarships you may be eligible to apply for. Check the scholarship description and apply to those that interest you.
Please note that we will accept online applications only. Paper applications will not be considered.
International students currently enrolled can apply to receive a scholarship of $700 per semester.
- Be currently enrolled full-time at UNO
- Hold an F-1 or J-1 visa
- have a grade point average of 3.0
- Demonstrate immediate financial need
- Have provided service to the campus or community
The application deadline is May 15 each year. To apply, complete the online application on MavLINK. Check the Opportunities tab at the top for Recommended scholarships. Based on initial screening, these are scholarships you may be eligible to apply for. Check the scholarship description and apply to those that interest you
Paper applications will not be considered.
Individual academic departments at UNO offer scholarship opportunities that are open to all students, including international students. Eligibility, selection criteria, amount, and duration vary by department and program.
Additionally, graduate students may be eligible to apply for graduate assistantships, which pay stipends for performing teaching or research duties. Check with your department to see what opportunities may be available to you.
UNO Office of Financial Support and Scholarships
College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships
College of Business Administration Scholarships
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media Scholarships
College of Education Scholarships
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Scholarships
College of Information Science & Technology Scholarships
Many international students choose to study and also have part-time jobs on campus. Employment opportunities are competitive.
Check out the campus job postings with UNO Human Resources.
International students should use tools such as fastweb to find scholarship opportunities suited for them. Be sure to read eligibility criteria and other guidelines fully before applying.
Also check with your home government, whether national or local, for other funding opportunities. Many national governments operate programs to fund a citizen's education abroad, sometimes in exchange for working at home after the completion of studies.
Another good place for advice is the nearest EducationUSA Advising Center.