International students applying to the University of Texas at San Antonio are eligible for some types of financial aid and scholarships. Please use the links below to find out more about each and to see if you are eligible.
- Border County Program (for students from Mexico only)
The UTSA Border County Program is a student tuition-assistance program that allows eligible F-1/J-1 visa students from Mexico with limited financial resources to pay Texas in-state tuition. This is a need-based program and not a competitive scholarship. If you are a readmitted or a change-of-level student then you must submit a First-Time Application. Learn more about this opportunity.
The International Student Grant is a need-based award given to both undergraduate and graduate international students. Awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. The maximum award varies depending on the availability of funds. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.
The Good Neighbor Scholarship provides an exemption of tuition for students from the nations of the Western Hemisphere (excluding Cuba). Students may be awarded one year of tuition (fall, spring, and summer). Students are exempt from paying tuition only: students must still pay applicable fees. Financial Aid award letters will be sent in mid to late July. Find out more about requirements and the application process through our Financial Aid office.
UTSA offers other scholarships to students. For a full list of general scholarships UTSA has offer, visit the UTSA One Stop Scholarship website.
The UTSA Office of Financial Aid has compiled a list of resources to make your search for scholarships as seamless as possible.
To recognize students’ academic achievements in high school, UTSA offers the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship is competitive; non-resident and international students who hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.00 for the academic year for which the student is enrolled will be granted a waiver of non-resident tuition.
To be considered for early admission and the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship:
Application must be completed by Feb. 1.
Minimum standardized test scores:
• SAT score of 1270
• ACT score of 26
Minimum High School GPA (or equivalent):
• Numerical: 3.2
• Letter Grade: B
• Percentage: 87%
The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office can help with any questions you have regarding financial aid and scholarship terms & conditions. Contact them directly with any questions regarding your financial aid.