Because International students are not eligible for U.S. government grants or loans and University budget constraints limit availability of scholarship funds for international students, it is wise to plan ahead to finance your education for the duration of your studies. Working on-campus can only supplement the other funds you will need for tuition.
However, there are a few sources of assistance available for students who have been at Andrews for at least one year through the efforts of our office and other departments. On occasion, there may also be scholarship funds available for you from outside organizations. Students planning to study in the MDiv program are substancially subsidized by the General Conference and should not count on much assistance beyond what is already given.
The following are the main sources of financial help that our department can offer.
Global Ministry Scholarship
This scholarship is offered only during the second semester of each academic year. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an international graduate student on an F-1 visa, have attended Andrews for at least one school year, be in good academic standing and have a desire to return to your home country after completing your studies at Andrews University. The scholarship amount ranges from $200 to $1,000 for one semester. Applicants are normally considered based on their financial need and first time applicants receive priority. The application deadline is four weeks before the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying for the scholarship. For more details please contact our office.
Sometimes international students face financial emergencies (lack of food, medical bills, lost eyeglasses, death of an immediate family member overseas, etc.). The International Student Office does its best, with the very limited funds it has, to assist or facilitate assistance for those in special need.