Undergraduate International Admission

Scholarships for Undergraduate International Students

The University of Toledo offers the following admission scholarships to qualified international students. You will be considered for all of these awards by submitting a completed application for admission. No additional application for scholarship is required. A completed admission application includes the application for admission, all official academic transcripts, the official letter from your sponsor’s bank verifying sufficient funding, and your international English language proficiency test scores, if taken. The International Student Scholarship and Sister Cities Award may not be combined.

International Rocket Award 

Award amount

$7,500 or $8,500 (beginning 2021-2022 academic year)

Minimum Requirements

$7,500 - 3.0-3.49 cumulative higher education GPA at the time of admission 
$8,500 - 3.5 and higher cumulative higher education GPA at the time of admission

Who Qualifies

The International Rocket Award is offered to new undergraduate international students who are entering the University as freshmen or as transfer students, and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Students who apply directly to the American Language Institute (ALI) at The University of Toledo and students who meet the academic requirement but are referred to the ALI will be eligible for this award upon the successful completion of the ALI program. This scholarship will not be applied to any fees associated with the ALI.

Renewal Criteria

The scholarship is renewable and requires the student to maintain a 3.0 GPA and the successful completion of 27 credit hours each academic year (in the Fall and Spring semesters). Students are eligible for this award for 8 semesters or until completion of the bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.

Detailed information about the International Rocket Award is available here.


Sister Cities Award

Beginning Spring 2022, students from Toledo Sister Cities are awarded a special tuition rate, which is equal to Ohio residents’ tuition rate plus a reduced out-of-state surcharge of $100 per semester.

Who Qualifies: The Sister Cities Award is guaranteed to new undergraduate students whose permanent address is within one of the Toledo Sister Cities/Regions at the same time as application, including:

  • Toledo, Spain
  • Londrina, Brazil
  • Qinhuangdao, China
  • Nanchong, China
  • Szeged, Hungary
  • Csongrad, Hungary
  • Coimbatore, India
  • Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  • Poznan, Poland
  • Toyohashi, Japan
  • Tanga, Tanzania
  • Delmenhorst, Germany
  • Hyderabad, Pakistan
  • Coburg, Germany
  • Ferrara, Italy

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Award amount

$1,000 per year

Minimum Requirements

3.5 cumulative transfer GPA; proof of Phi Theta Kappa Membership  


June 1

This renewable award recognizes five outstanding transfer students through their Phi Theta Kappa membership. The award may be given in addition to the UT International Student Scholarship or Sister Cities Award.

Who Qualifies

In addition to proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership, you must also submit a completed and signed UT application for admission, and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended. 

Renewal Criteria: Maintaining 2.75 grade point average, and completion of 27 credit hours each academic year.

The maximum length of UT's admission scholarship is based on your cumulative transfer GPA credit hours and cannot exceed the completion of an undergraduate degree.

Number of Transfer Credits Length of scholarship at UT
12-74 4 semesters
75-89 3 semesters
90+ 2 semesters


Third Party Scholarships

(Scholarship sources not associated to The University of Toledo)


Federal and state funds are not available to international students.

Last Updated: 1/18/22