UB’s low tuition, affordable costs and scholarship opportunities make it a superb value for all students. There are many ways to help finance a UB education including external scholarships, loans and payment plans, as well as the option to work on campus.
The University at Buffalo offers scholarships in varying amounts to qualified incoming international freshmen students. Scholarship awards vary and are renewable with good academic standing. The International Admissions scholarship may be combined with other UB scholarships.
What does this mean for you? UB is Test Optional through the Spring 2023 application cycle. Test optional means students have the choice to include or not include test scores in their application review. Admission and scholarship decisions will be made using a holistic application review.
For more information regarding test optional admission, please visit our test optional FAQ page.
Only complete applications received before December 15th will be given scholarship consideration.
The earlier you apply, the better your chances.
Scholarship awards are announced regularly starting in February.
The University at Buffalo is part of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and offers top-tier, NCAA Division I athletics. We recruit athletes from all over the world, especially among our neighbors in Canada. Student athletes are usually at the top of their division or conference levels in secondary schools. We offer athletic scholarships in many different sports.
Interested students should fill out the UB athletic recruitment questionnaire.
Working on campus is a great way to help pay for your educational expenses and gain valuable work experience.
When classes are in session
During school breaks
Up to 20 hours per week
Up to 40 hours per week
NOT PERMITTED to work off campus unless you have special permission from the government
|NOT PERMITTED to work off campus unless you have special permission from the government|
The UB Career Services office provides many resources to assist you in finding on-campus work.
Most on-campus jobs pay minimum wage (sometimes more depending on the type of work). Even working the maximum allowed hours will not provide sufficient income to pay for your tuition and living costs, however. Please do not plan to work on campus as a way to pay for your education. Rather, use on-campus work to supplement your parents’ contributions to help cover personal expenses and provide pocket money.
UB offers an installment tuition payment plan so that your tuition payments can be spread throughout the year. While tuition and fees are normally paid in full at the beginning of each semester, you can sign up to make scheduled payments.
Scholarships and grants are available from many nonprofit and service organizations as well as government programs. Spend the time to do some research early in the application process and you may find some great funding opportunities to help with your educational costs. We have gathered a list (below) of some of the best known ones as a starting point.
Many families obtain education loans with low interest rates and favorable repayment terms. Education loans are an acceptable source of financial documentation for the issuance of a student visa. Check with your local bank and educational advisors for more information, and use the list below as a starting point.