Scholarship Application for International Students

Scholarships are awarded every month to international university students not enrolled at Brigham Young University. You must be an international student residing outside of the United States of America (USA) or U.S. territories to qualify. Up to 50% of course tuition will be awarded for academic or financial scholarships. Mabel Brown scholarships award up to 100% of course tuition.

Applications must be received before the first day of the month in which they should be considered. Interested students may download an application from our website.

Apply for Academic or Financial Need Scholarships

Special Needs Scholarships

The Mabel Brown Scholarship is awarded to international single students 18 years of age or older with a chronic physical impairment, disability, medical or mental condition, limitation, or illness who maintain a 2.7 GPA. The scholarship may be used for any BYU Independent Study course.

Apply for the Mabel Brown Scholarship

Important Scholarship Information

If you are applying for a scholarship, please do not enroll in a BYU Independent Study course until you have received a scholarship notification. Scholarships cannot be applied to previous enrollments. Notification of scholarship awards (or denials) will be emailed to applicants before the end of each month. Once a scholarship is awarded and applied to a course, withdrawal from that course results in forfeiture of scholarship funds, and no refund or voucher will be available.

Please email completed application and materials to is.universityscholarships@byu.edu

In response to COVID-19, we will only be able to accept and respond to IS University and Mabel Browbn Scholarship applications via email until further notice.

Academic Scholarships

We offer a limited number of university course Academic Scholarships to outstanding international students. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • ability to study independently
  • at least a B+ or 3.4 cumulative grade point average
  • college or high school grades on a transcript for all schools attended since ninth grade
  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or tax resident OR international student residing outside of the U.S. or U.S. territories*

Financial Need Scholarships

We offer a limited number of university course Financial Need Scholarships to outstanding students with financial need. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • ability to study independently
  • 21 years of age or older
  • proof of financial need
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or tax resident OR international student residing outside the U.S. or U.S. territories*

Special Needs Scholarships

Mabel Brown Scholarships are available to students who face physical challenges. Student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • single (unmarried) status
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or tax resident OR an international student residing outside of the U.S. or U.S. territories
  • 18 years of age or older
  • a chronic physical impairment, disability, medical or mental condition, limitation or illness
  • 2.7 GPA or higher

Other Key Criteria

  • experience taking independent educational courses
  • completion of the entire application with all required information
  • succinct, clear writing on the application
  • proper application submission (see directions)
  • on-time application and transcript submission
  • GPA requirements

Ineligibility for Scholarships

Students will not receive a scholarship if any of the following conditions apply:

  • enrolled as an international student at a U.S. university residing in the United States of America (USA) or U.S. territories
  • admitted to Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University–Idaho, or Brigham Young University–Hawaii, which offer financial aid to their students
  • enrolled in the BYU Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, which offers financial aid to its students
  • a recipient of a BYU Independent Study scholarship within the past year*

Reapplication Policy

Academic and Financial Need Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply one year after the previous scholarship's award date. This policy also applies to expired and unused scholarships that were awarded.

Mabel Brown Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply after they have completed the awarded scholarship course.

* Partial scholarships of up to 50% of course tuition are available to international students.

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