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Virginia International University Scholarships

There are 4 scholarships available at Virginia International University.

Online Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in one of VIU’s online undergraduate or graduate program as a full-time student.
  • Must be in good academic standing and meet a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA requirement.

Application details

Completed applications must include all of the following:

  • Online application form (applicant portal)
  • Secondary or Higher Education Transcript showing cumulative GPA.
  • Personal statement of success of at least 500 words describing your background, future goals, education, influential experiences and career objectives. This should be in the form of an essay, not a list of facts.
  • Evidence of English proficiency 

Value details

Up to USD $1,000 to be divided by 4 consecutive terms (online)

Regional Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a first-time applicant for any of VIU’s academic programs.
  • Must apply for one of VIU’s undergraduate or graduate program as a full-time student.

Required GPA (on a 4.0scale): 2.75 - 3.5; TOEFL (iBT/pBT): 70/525 - 90/577; IELTS: 6.0 - 6.5; PTE: 53 - 64.

The scholarships will be awarded to prospective students from 7 regions around the world.

Application details

Application Documents

Completed applications must include all of the following:

  • Scholarship application form (Online Form)
  • Secondary or higher education transcript.
  • Personal statement of success of at least 500 words describing your background, future goals, education, influential experiences, and career objectives in the form of an essay; not a list of facts.
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty (academic) or supervisor (professional).
  • Evidence of English proficiency.

Option 1: Test scores (see table above for minimum requirement).
Option 2: Provide an official transcript indicating completion of a minimum of 9 credit hours (graduate program), 12 credit hours (undergraduate program), or high school diploma from an accredited United States institution (not VIU) at which the language of instruction was English. Or provide an official transcript indicating you have earned your bachelor's, master’s, or doctorate degree in its entirety in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Anglophone Canada, Nigeria, Singapore, The Philippines, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda.

Value details

Amount: From USD $500 up to full tuition for one academic year.

Special Achievement Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualification:

  • Must be enrolled in or apply for one of VIU’s on-campus undergraduate, graduate, or ESL program as a full-time student.
  • Must be able to show significant excellence and experience related to a demonstrated talent, achievement and/or career field.
  • Must be in good academic standing and meet a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA requirement.

Application details

Completed applications must include all of the following:

  • Scholarship application form (student portal or applicant portal)
  • Secondary or higher education transcript.
  • Personal statement of at least 500 words (250 words for ESL students) detailing talent and achievements in essay format. The talent and experiences must be measurable achievements and not just recreational in nature.
  • Official proof of awards, certificates of achievement, licenses, or link(s) to videos demonstrating applicant’s talent.

Value details

Amount: USD $1,000 – USD $3,000 to be divided by two consecutive semesters / USD $350 up to full tuition - to be divided by four consecutive terms (ESL students)

New Horizon Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualification:

  • Must be enrolled in or apply for one of VIU’s on-campus undergraduate, graduate, or ESL program as a full-time student.
  • Must be living in areas where there is either a recent natural disaster or civil unrest (VIU reserves the sole right and responsibility to determine whether a country qualifies for the New Horizon Scholarship).

Application details

Completed applications must include the following:

  • Scholarship application form (student portal or applicant portal)
  • Personal statement of success of at least 500 words (250 words for ESL students) describing how the situation in your country has affected you. Describe your background, future goals, education, influential experiences, need, and career objectives. This should be in the form of an essay, not a list of facts.
  • Evidence of recent natural disaster or civil unrest in the country/region of origin. At least two news articles in PDF format providing details of the situation. News articles may come from a local, national, or international newspaper, news magazine, or websites associated with the newspaper or news magazine. Blogs will not be accepted.

Value details

Amount: from 25 per cent tuition discount – up to full tuition to be divided by two consecutive semesters (academic students)/ USD $700 up to full tuition - to be divided by four consecutive terms (ESL students)

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