In order to provide opportunities to highly qualified prospective and current international students, the university offers competitive scholarships and fellowship opportunities.
International Student Award
The International Student Award is a scholarship for first-time UALR¬†students coming in the fall semester. The scholarship pays for the out-of-state portion of a student’s tuition,¬†allowing the student to pay only in-state tuition and fees. For the purpose of the Financial Support required for the I-20, the value of the scholarship is approximately $8300 per year for undergraduate students, and¬†$6600¬†per year for graduate¬†students.¬†
Learn more about the International Student Award.
Other departmental or private scholarship may be available. Unfortunately funding from federal or public sources is not applicable to non-resident international¬†students. Check with you department or the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to learn what funding¬†options may be available.
Donaghey Scholars Program
The Donaghey Scholars Program is an undergraduate honors program at UALR, with a rigorous core curriculum and interdisciplinary expectations. Full funding is provided along with opportunities to study abroad.
Learn more at¬†about the Donaghey Scholars Program.
Fully admitted¬†graduate students may seek assistantship positions through their academic department or university office at UALR. Positions may include research opportunities, teaching positions or administrative duties. The value of a Graduate Assistantship is determined by the hiring department but usually includes an out-of-state tuition waiver, 9 credit hours of tuition payment per semester and a monthly stipend. Positions may be offered on a full-time basis (20 hours per week and full tuition) or half-time basis (10 hours per week and half tuition).
Students interested in graduate assistantship positions should contact their graduate program coordinator. Once a position is granted, students may use the job offer letter as part of their proof of funding required for the Form I-20. Graduate assistants will still be responsible for paying their fees, health insurance and living expenses.
Learn more through the Graduate School.