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Scholarships for international students

Wayne State University is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. U. S. citizenship is not a requirement for admission and all incoming students will be considered for merit awards

Information about financial aid sources outside of WSU for international and Canadian students is available at:

  • edupass.org - SmartStudent guide to studying in the USA
  • canlearn.ca - CanLearn student financial assistance for Canadian citizens
  • maldef.org - Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Some non-citizens qualify for federal student aid. Citizens of the United States and eligible non-citizens need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for other available funding. 

Visit the ​Federal Student Aid website 

Wayne State University schools, colleges and departments

There are scholarships and fellowships awarded through some university schools, colleges and departments that do not include citizenship or permanent resident status as a criterion. We also encourage you to explore the external scholarship listings.

View a list of departmental scholarships

Resident tuition application

If you are in the United States for other than a temporary educational purpose, you may apply for resident status in the same manner as a U. S. citizen.

Visit the registration and scheduling website for more information.