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University of Houston International Merit Student Scholarship 2023, USA

The University of Houston is a public research university located in Houston, Texas, United States. It was founded in 1927 and is the third-largest university in Texas with a student body of over 47,000 students.

TThe institution provides a wide range of educational options to students, with more than 300 programs available for both undergraduate and graduate studies. These programs span diverse disciplines such as business, engineering, education, law, nursing, and many more. It is designated as a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Foundation and is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Houston International Merit Student Scholarship is a scholarship program that provides financial assistance to international students who have demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding achievement in extracurricular activities. The scholarship is awarded to new and current international students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the University of Houston.

About the scholarship:

  • Host University: University of Houston; 
  • Host Country: USA; 
  • Study Level: Bachelor, Masters; 
  • Scholarship Type: Partial Funding; 
  • Eligible Countries: International Students; 
  • Subjects: All Subjects; 
  • Application Deadline: 15 Jun 2023.

The International Merit Scholarship is available to all undergraduate and graduate students. This scholarship can reduce the overall cost of attendance by $3,000 to $10,000 for two semesters. International students who hold F-1 and J-1 visas will receive the scholarship based on the residency tuition rate. However, the scholarship only covers tuition and fees and does not include other expenses such as housing, meals, transportation, personal expenses, books, supplies, and health insurance.

The utilization of this scholarship is restricted to pursuing studies solely at UHV. This grant, along with the waivers, remains effective for full-time undergraduate and graduate courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters at UHV. The scholarship also includes a $1,000 guaranteed scholarship for students who reside on-campus.


To be eligible for the International Merit Scholarship at UHV, admitted students must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 12 credits, while graduate students must register for at least 9 credits at UHV at the time of award.
  • Returning/current students must have at least two semesters remaining to graduate, and the semester receiving the scholarship cannot be the final semester.
  • Undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, and graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Approval for volunteer opportunities must be obtained in advance.
  • Spring scholarship recipients must re-apply for the fall merit scholarship before the deadline (specified by UHV).

Additionally, international students or students on other non-immigrant visa status must meet the following requirements:

  • For F-1 and J-1 students, it is required to have the appropriate visa status on or before the specified date on their immigration document. In addition, attending the compulsory International Student orientation at Victoria or Katy is mandatory for F-1 and J-1 students. It is necessary for all non-immigrant status students to maintain a good academic and immigration status.

If awarded, the scholarship can reduce the total cost of attendance between $3000-$10,000 (two semesters) for undergraduate and graduate full-time study at UHV. The scholarship applies only to tuition and fees, and not to other expenses such as housing, meals, transportation, personal expenses, books, supplies, and health insurance. The scholarship award can only be used to study at UHV, and it includes the $1000 guaranteed scholarship for students living on-campus.

How to apply:

For new students, admission to UHV is a requirement for scholarship consideration. Incomplete admissions or non-admitted students will not have their scholarship applications reviewed.

Current and returning students must meet the following conditions and requirements:

  • Must have at least two semesters remaining in their degree program.
  • Must maintain full-time status and satisfactory academic and immigration status during the awarding semester/year.
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Must complete 10 volunteer hours to assist International Programs in hosting events during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, such as International Education Week, International Sash Ceremony, and International Festival.
  • International students on F-1 and J-1 status must attend mandatory orientation if they are new to UHV.
  • Must pay all outstanding university bills on or before the due dates.
  • If continuing from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree program, the scholarship recipient must reapply for the scholarship.
  • The International Merit Scholarship is not guaranteed every year, and students must reapply on or before the deadline.

Official website:

For more details, please visit the official website: https://www.uhv.edu/international/scholarships/merit/

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