We support you

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Do I qualify for a scholarship?

To find out whether you are eligible to apply, you'll need to take a look at the requirements for each individual scholarship. If you are not eligible for one particular scholarship, there may be another you can apply for instead.

What types of scholarship are available?

Regional Scholarships

You may be eligible for a regional scholarship of varying values depending on the program you are applying for.

  • Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP) - $1,000- $5,000
  • International Year One (1-semester) - $2,500- $8,000
  • International Year One (2-semester) - $5,000- $15,000
  • International Year One (3-semester) - $6,000- $18,000
  • Graduate Pahway (1-semester) - $2,500- $5,000
  • Graduate Pathway (2-Semester) - $5,000- $10,000

Maximum value

$18,000

Eligibility

  • Fully admitted to an INTO Mason International Year One or Graduate Pathway program
  • Letter of offer
  • Latest academic transcript
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • 300-400 word personal statement may be required for some regions
  • Scholarship interview may be required for some regions
  • Awarded on a first apply/offered/confirmed basis

Diversity Scholarships

To learn more about this scholarship, contact your INTO regional officer, Enrollment Services Advisor or email intomktg@gmu.edu .

Course

International Year One

Graduate Pathway

Maximum value

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Students who come from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds will automatically be considered for this scholarship
  • Qualify for International Year One or Graduate Pathway

Follow My Lead Scholarship

To learn more about this scholarship, email intomktg@gmu.edu .

Course

International Year One

Graduate Pathway

Maximum value

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Qualify for International Year One or Graduate Pathway
  • Applicants must submit CV and a one-page essay describing student involvement activities and leadership positions from previous institution

Progression Scholarship

This merit based scholarship is split into two values - $6,000 for students acheiving the higher GPA, and $3,000 for those meeting the lower GPA. To learn more about this scholarship, contact your INTO regional officer, Enrollment Services Advisor or email intomktg@gmu.edu .

Course

International Year One

Maximum value

$18,000

Eligibility

  • GPA requirements: 3.5-4.0 or 3.0-3.49
  • IYO students who meet listed GPA will receive progression scholarship
  • Scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years post-IYO as long as the student maintains a 2.75 GPA during their studies at Mason

Undergraduate International Scholarship

For more information about this merit-based scholarship please visit the GMU Scholarships page.

Maximum value

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Direct entry, degree seeking
  • Merit-based
  • High academic standing
  • Must be non-immigrant and non-resident status in the US
  • All students who submit their completed application to Mason by April 1
  • SAT required
  • Renewable annually

How much money is on offer?

The amount of money available through scholarships can vary. Remember that a scholarship will only cover some of your tuition fees. You will still have to fund your remaining tuition fees and your accommodation, insurance, visa and other living costs in full. For more information, see our fees and finance page.

What is the process of applying for a scholarship?

To be considered for this opportunity, submit your application to an INTO Mason program and once you have received your offer letter, ask your Education Counselor or Enrollment Services Advisor whether there is a scholarship available.

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