Temple awards merit scholarships to international students with strong academic records. These scholarships range from $2,000 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 merit 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.
Temple has introduced the #WhyUS campaign and scholarships to help ensure all international students know that the U.S. is one of the most desirable places in the world to study.
These scholarships, which range from $2,000 to $10,000 for up to four consecutive years (four years for first-year students and two years for transfer students), will be awarded for the best responses to our creative prompt. Winners will be chosen independent of a prospective student’s academic performance, and scholarships can be combined with other awards already received. Scholarship winners will be announced April 16, 2021.
#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign and Scholarship
In 2016, Temple pioneered a nationwide welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. Through the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, Temple recognizes international students who demonstrate a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. Temple was one of the first nine universities to make an initial commitment to the #YouAreWelcomeHere initiative. Every year, we select two first-year students to receive an annual, renewable scholarship of $20,000.
Learn more about our first recipients.
In 2019, Ayna Mammedova of Turkmenistan and Andres Mondragon of Peru became the inaugural recipients of Temple’s #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship.
Biochemistry Major, College of Science and Technology
“Before applying, I watched a lot of videos about #YouAreWelcomeHere. I was a bit nervous about the application process. Now, I am calm and confident. I know Temple is welcoming me. The university is so kind with its international students—and I am proud to be one of them.”Learn More About Ayna
Actuarial Science Major, Fox School of Business
“#YouAreWelcomeHere shows Temple cares about its international students. It was the only university I applied to that offers this scholarship.”Learn More About Andres
Sister City Scholarships
If you are a first-year applicant from one of Philadelphia’s Sister Cities, Temple University welcomes you to apply for this special scholarship opportunity. These are scholarships of $10,000 per academic year for four years. Click below to learn more about qualifying sister cities, eligibility and 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