Scholarships for International Students

Merit Scholarships

Temple awards merit (academic) scholarships to international students with strong academic records and standardized test scores. These scholarships range from $1,000 to full tuition. The availability of funding and the size, quality and characteristics of the overall applicant pool will determine the number and value of academic scholarships offered.

Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships upon applying to Temple; a separate application is not needed. Submit your application for admission and all supporting documents by the application deadlines.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship at Temple University recognizes promising international students with a passion for bringing together people from different cultures. Temple will select two first-year students to receive an annual, renewable scholarship of $20,000 beginning in the fall 2019 semester. Learn more about how to apply.

Sister City Scholarships

If you come from one of Philadelphia's Sister Cities, Temple University offers merit (academic) scholarships of $10,000 to eligible first-year applicants. Learn more about Sister City scholarships and how to apply.

Philadelphia’s Sister Cities

  • Abruzzo, Italy
  • Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Douala, Cameroon
  • Florence, Italy
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Incheon, Korea
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel
  • Tianjin, China
  • Toruń, Poland