Each fall semester, UB awards more than $1 million to international undergraduate students. Scholarships are awarded for academic merit, creative excellence and to student athletes.
The University at Buffalo offers merit-based scholarships in varying amounts to qualified international freshmen. Scholarship awards vary from $2,500–$15,000 per academic year and are renewable for up to four years with good academic standing. Each year, 20–25 of these prestigious scholarships are awarded. The International Merit Scholarship may be combined with other UB scholarships (see information about other scholarships below).
International Merit Scholarships are not offered for those students entering UB in winter, spring and summer terms.
Only complete applications received before April 15th will be given scholarship consideration.
Scholarship awards are announced in three rounds on:
In some cases, a Scholarship Wait List is established and awardees will be notified in the summer.
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 for the following sports:
Interested students should fill out the UB athletic recruitment questionnaire.