Our international students are an integral part of the Temple community. We provide opportunities for financial awards to promising international students to help make their college education in the United States more accessible.

Merit Scholarships

Temple awards merit scholarships to international students with strong academic records. 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 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.

#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.

To check on the status of your admissions and scholarship decision, check TUportal, or contact us at YAWH@temple.edu or +1-215-204-4900.

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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.

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Ayna Mammedova

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
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Andres Mondragon

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

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Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship

The Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship supports first-generation college students and helps them stay on track financially to graduate in four years. It’s awarded annually in increments of $500 to $5,000, depending on need.

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Sister City Scholarships

If you come from one of Philadelphia’s Sister Cities, Temple University offers merit scholarships of $10,000 to eligible first-year applicants. International students are automatically considered for the scholarship.

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