2023 Global Education Merit Scholarships at Western Michigan University

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Global Education Merit Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Global Education Merit Scholarships at Western Michigan University for international students starting Fall 2023 and onward. WMU is proud of its deep and historic commitment to international student success and well-being. We are among only 50% of public universities to offer a scholarship designed for international students.

The WMU Global Education Merit Scholarship offers a scholarship with annual  awards of $5,000 based on merit to first-time international students (dispersed at $2,500 for Fall and Spring semesters) for a maximum duration of 4 years (equal to 8 semesters for Fall and Spring semesters). Scholarship is awarded for tuition only. The scholarship supports your success at WMU: one of the most affordable, public research institutions in the Midwestern USA. WMU’s International Student and Scholar Services (I3S)—a unit of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education—connects international students to additional financial resources such as on-campus employment and other scholarship sources.

Aim and Benefits of Western Michigan University Global Education Merit Scholarships

  • The WMU Global Education Merit Scholarship offers a scholarship with annual  awards of $5,000 based on merit to first-time international students (dispersed at $2,500 for Fall and Spring semesters) for a maximum duration of 4 years (equal to 8 semesters for Fall and Spring semesters).
  • Scholarship is awarded for tuition only.

Requirements for Western Michigan University Global Education Merit Scholarships Qualification

  • Complete academic admission with all application materials AND required Personal Statement essay received by March 1, 2023. No additional application is necessary.
  • Personal Statement Essay (REQUIRED):

You are required to submit a one-page (maximum 500-word), typewritten essay with your online application by deadline. In the essay, please explain and highlight your curricular and co-curricular achievements and activities related to your current plans and goals at Western Michigan University and beyond.

  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student entering WMU for the first time after secondary school or transfer from another post-secondary institution in a FALL semester. This includes undergraduate degree pathway programs. 
  • Non-resident international status.
  • Intending F-1 SEVIS active full-time students to study in the US.
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA (on a four-point scale)

Documents Required for Application

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency*
  • Transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates* 
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance

*Official documents are those sent directly to International & Student Scholar Services (I3S) from the issuing institution or testing agency. Hand-carried transcripts will be accepted if in a sealed envelope from the institution. Documents sent by the student cannot be accepted as official.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Apply Here

Applicants are required to enroll in the undergraduate degree programme at the university.

For more details, visit the WMU website

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