Student Financial Aid Services


Phone: (208) 885-6312

Toll Free: (888) 884-3246

Fax: (208) 885-5592

Bruce M. Pitman Center 101

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Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Dr MS 4291

Moscow, ID 83844-4291

Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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International Students

At the University of Idaho, you can expect a leading level of education that will pay back your investment of energy, time, and money with lifelong rewards. You can also expect leading services that will help you navigate the many ways to finance your education.

When you apply as an international student to the University of Idaho, you will find a personalized, supportive, streamlined process for scholarship assistance.

Steps to Apply

Applying for scholarships is a simple, step-by-step process.

  1. Apply for admissions as an international degree seeking student – complete with transcripts and test scores
  2. Accept your financial aid on VandalWeb, our online student-accessible portal system

Scholarships and tuition assistance is available to a limited number of international students.


You will have employment options at the University of Idaho. We can help you find jobs on and off campus through our job location and development program, and this program is open to all students. There are jobs in Moscow for you if you would like to work part-time, and you are allowed to work while in the United States.

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance for Undergraduate Students

The University of Idaho offers the following scholarships for students pursuing a Bachelor's degree.

Discover Idaho International Tuition Waiver
To qualify for this scholarship, you must have either a high school or college transfer Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least a 3.25. All qualified students are guaranteed to receive this tuition waiver! This scholarship is renewable if a 2.8 cumulative University of Idaho GPA is maintained.

There are two categories:
3.25-3.59 GPA: $1,500 Tuition Waiver, renewable for up to 4 years
3.6-4.0 GPA:    $3,500 Tuition Waiver, renewable for up to 4 years

International Tuition Waivers
Students must have a 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a bachelor's degree to be eligible. The award amount is $6,500/year, renewable for up to 4 years. Preference given to underrepresented student populations. The number of awards is dependent on available funding each year.

Priority Date: February 15

The "PRIORITY DATE" to apply for one of these scholarships is February 15 of each year for an award to begin the subsequent fall semester. By submitting an application for the University of Idaho on or before the priority date, students will also be automatically considered for departmental merit scholarships.

Tuition waiver scholarships for the subsequent fall semester may be awarded to students who apply after the February 15th priority date if there is additional funding available. However, those who comply with the priority date of February 15th will be given first priority.

Scholarships may be available for students who apply to enter during the spring semester if funds remain after the fall awards are assigned. First priority is given to students who enter in the fall semester.