KU International Admissions is proud to offer merit-based scholarships to degree-seeking undergraduate students.

Fall 2024 Admission | First-year Freshman Scholarships

ScholarshipRequirementsAward amount
KU Excellence3.95-4.00 GPA$64,000 ($16,000/year)
KU Distinction3.85-3.94 GPA$56,000 ($14,000/year)
KU Achievement3.70-3.84 GPA$48,000 ($12,000/year)
KU Performance3.50-3.69 GPA$40,000 ($10,000/year)
KU Access3.25-3.49 GPA$32,000 ($8,000/year)

These new scholarships will be offered to eligible students that are admitted to KU for fall 2024 but may be subject to change for future semesters.

The final deadline for freshmen to apply to KU to receive fall 2024 scholarships is May 1st.


Scholarship Eligibility

  • We award scholarships based on a student’s high school GPA.
  • These scholarships are awarded to freshmen students who enroll in at least 12 credit hours for both the fall and spring semesters.

Scholarship Renewal

  • Student must maintain a 3.0 KU GPA and be enrolled full-time.
  • Scholarships are given for a student’s first bachelor’s degree or eight semesters of enrollment, whichever comes first.

Transfer scholarships

Students must submit a complete application for admission to KU with all required materials by the scholarship deadline to apply for the scholarship.

Transfer students may receive additional scholarships from their academic unit at KU as well as the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. 

To renew a KU International Admissions scholarship each year, transfer students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and enroll in a minimum of 27 credits at KU.

Applications for Fall 2024 transfer scholarships will open January 1, 2024. Priority consideration deadline is April 1, 2024. Applications received after April 1, 2024 may be considered depending on the availability of funds.

An award of $3,000 to $7,000 for transfer students admitted to KU for the fall term. Applicants must provide the following:

  • A 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • A résumé or CV that includes all extracurricular activities, leadership, service, and awards.
  • One letter of recommendation.

This award of approximately $35,466 ($11,822/year) is automatically given to PTK members without a bachelor’s degree who attend KU as a degree-seeking student for the first time and complete the application steps below. Applicants must provide the following:

  • A 3.25 GPA or higher.
  • 24 transferable college credit hours completed, with the last 12 earned at a U.S. community college.

To apply, students must submit a complete admission application by May 1 for the fall semester or Dec. 1 for the spring semester. They must also provide an official transcript by June 30 for the fall semester or by Jan. 6 for the spring semester. Additionally, a student’s advisor must submit a PTK Membership Verification Form by July 1. 

To renew the scholarship, you must earn a cumulative 3.00 KU GPA. This scholarship may be renewed for up to three years. Phi Theta Kappa transfer students may also apply for additional scholarships from KU International Admissions and from academic units. Students who start in the summer will receive their scholarship in the fall.

Note: International Admissions does not award or manage this scholarship.