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UKIC Scholarships

Scholarships for New Students

Be aware that scholarship deadlines are much earlier than application deadlines.

For Undergraduates:
Incoming International Undergraduate Scholarships

For Graduates:
Graduate Student assistantships, fellowships and grants

Scholarships for Current Students

International Student Tuition Scholarship 
Applications accepted every spring. Deadline: May 30, 2017
Scholarships will be awarded to continuing F-1 or J-1 undergraduate and graduate students based on minimum academic criteria and financial need. Selection of awards will be made based on the applicant's ranking within the competitive pool. Tuition scholarships ranging from $500 - $3,000 will be awarded for the next academic year. This tuition scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable award, contingent upon full-time enrollment on the University of Kentucky Lexington campus and a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better for undergraduate students and a 3.00 or better for graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be:

    • International students in F-1 or J-1 visa status
    • Currently students with a UK cumulative GPA of 2.50 for undergraduate or 3.0 for graduate and professional students
    • Students with evidence of financial need

Note: Sponsored students or students with a full assistantship or fellowship are not eligible.

Instructions for Applying
To apply, students should go to the Academic Works online general scholarship application and select the International Student Tuition Scholarship. After you have successfully submitted your general application, select all additional application opportunities.  Be sure to select the International Student Tuition Scholarship “Apply” button to also write and submit the 500-word essay which is required for this scholarship.

Attached are step-by-step instructions with screenshots to guide you.  If you have questions about how to apply or use the site, please send an email to  

For questions regarding eligibility please contact Karen Slaymaker, Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services at

Viji Jeganathan Scholarship for Cross-Cultural Understanding
Applications accepted every spring. Deadline: April 3, 2017
This is an endowed scholarship in memory of an outstanding international student, Viji Jeganathan. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize an individual who demonstrates leadership and ability in bridging cultural differences and who by example promotes communication among students of diverse nationalities at UK or in the Lexington Community. This scholarship is not limited to international students. For eligibility criteria and application, please see file below.