AU APPLICATION AND MERIT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
Below is important information for first-year applicants who wish to be considered for AU's partial scholarships:
Apply for the fall (August) semester, not spring. Fall application deadline is January 10th. Please review our international admissions brochure for application deadlines and requirements (2017-2018 update will be available September 2016).
sure your application packet is complete and that you submit all items
listed on page 4 of the international brochure, including the AU
Certificate of Finances Form (AU CFIS) and the required bank letter -
each confirming a minimum of US$62,819 on account - by the appropriate
deadline. Plan to have this amount available for each additional year of undergraduate study (up to four years total).
do not have to submit a separate application for AU merit scholarships.
All qualified first-year applicants who submit complete application
packets by January 10th are automatically considered for eligibility for
our partial scholarships. First-year applicants will be notified of any
merit awards with their admission letter that is sent in the spring.
merit scholarships are offered only at the time of admission. There are
no further opportunities to apply for AU merit scholarships once you
have begun your studies.
No increases in
scholarship amounts are available from year to year. The initial amount
of your AU merit scholarship remains constant for all four years of
Costs for the 2017-2018 academic
year (9 months) are estimated at US$62,819. This includes tuition, mandatory fees,
room, board, insurance and personal expenses. For all subsequent years,
expect a 2-3% percent increase in costs each year.
AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS)
The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes
educational access and opportunity while enhancing international
diversity. Bringing together the best of AU — academic excellence,
leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global
Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is
dedicated to positive civic and social change, and will return home to
improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home
The AU EGL
scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and
board) for ONE international student who will need a visa (preferably an
F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. The scholarship
does not cover
non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books,
airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S.$4,000 per
The AU EGL
scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate
study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. U.S.
citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and
another country are not eligible to apply.
Further information for the fall 2017 application process will be available after September 1, 2016 on our AU EGLS website.
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