Financing Your Studies

Because Rutgers University is a publicly-funded state university, financial aid for international students is extremely limited. The Rutgers Financial Aid Office deals almost exclusively with federal aid programs for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. However, you may want to take a look at some of the resources below to help finance your studies.
 

Undergraduate Students

Prospective Students
Incoming first-year students for the fall semester are awarded scholarships on the Rutgers-Camden campus on the basis of academic performance in high school. First-year students who apply and complete their application for admission by the priority deadline are automatically considered for merit-based awards. See Camden Admissions for more information.
 
International Chancellor's Scholarship
All non-sponsored, international first-year and international transfer applicants are eligible to receive the International Chancellor's Scholarship of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester).
First-year international students with SAT scores between 1060-1190 (on a 1600 scale) and transfer international students with GPAs between 3.0-3.5 are eligible to receive the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship, an additional $2,000, totaling $12,000 ($6,000 per semester).
First-year international students with an SAT score of 1200 or above and transfer international students with GPAs above 3.5 are eligible to receive an additional $5,000, totaling $15,000 ($7,500 per semester).
 
Camden County College Students
All non-sponsored, international students who graduate from Camden County College and enroll in 12 or more credits per semester at Rutgers University–Camden or Rutgers at Camden County College Blackwood campus will receive a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) for the first year.
Students with final Camden County College GPAs in the ranges below can receive an additional scholarship amount:
  • 3.51 to 4.0 GPA: additional $5,000 for a total scholarship of $15,000 ($7,500 per semester)
  • 3.01 to 3.5 GPA: additional $2,000 for a total scholarship of $12,000 ($6,000 per semester)
The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 2.5 GPA at Rutgers University–Camden.
 
Current Students
Scholarships for continuing students are usually awarded at the departmental or college level. Scholarship information is posted on the first floor of Armitage Hall, across from Room 121. The Financial Aid Office will send email messages advising students as scholarship opportunities become available. Not every scholarship listed on the FAS site is awarded annually. Visit the Office of Prestigious Fellowships & Awards (OPFA) or contact the Financial Aid Office at (856) 225-6039 or email finaid@camden.rutgers.edu for more information.
 

Graduate Students

International Chancellor's Scholarship
All non-sponsored, international graduate applicants are eligible to receive the International Chancellor's Scholarship of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester).
International graduate applicants with GRE scores between 151-157 are eligible to receive the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship, an additional $2,000, totaling $12,000 ($6,000 per semester).
Applicants with GRE scores greater than 158 are eligible to receive an additional $4,000, totaling $14,000 ($7,000 per semester).
 
MBA International Chancellor's Scholarship
All non-sponsored, international MBA applicants are eligible to receive the International Chancellor's Scholarship of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester).
International MBA applicants with GMAT scores between 500-549 are eligible to receive the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship, an additional $2,000, totaling $12,000 ($6,000 per semester).
Applicants with GMAT scores between 550-599 are eligible to receive an additional $4,000, totaling $14,000 ($7,000 per semester).
MBA applicants with GMAT scores 600 or above may receive an additional $6,000, totaling $16,000 ($8,000 per semester).
 
Dean’s First Year Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to top matriculated applicants to our graduate programs and are determined by each department’s admissions committee and graduate program director.
 
Dean’s Achievement Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded by each graduate program to high-achieving, matriculated students continuing on into the second year or greater in their program.
 
Teaching and Graduate Assistantships
Assistantships are awarded by academic departments to top applicants.  These positions include full tuition remission, a generous stipend, and health benefits and generally require 20 hours per week of research or teaching assistance by the student. One must inquire with the academic department as to the availability of an assistantship.
 
To apply for funding, please check off the box on the online program application that states that you would like to be considered for financial awards.  No separate application is needed.  Apply online at gradstudy.rutgers.edu. For more information, visit: http://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/
 
NOTES
  •   Masters and PhD students w/out assistantships are eligible for this scholarship.
  •   *English proficiency minimum requirements:
  •   TOEFL/79, IELTS/6,
  •   ELS 112,
  •   Grade of B or better in a college-level English composition course at an accredited U.S. college (not a foreign affiliate); or
  •   You have completed an accredited bachelor’s degree program in the United States where the primary mode of instruction was English.
  •   Graduate international applicants: Your program may have higher requirements for language-intensive areas such as history, English, psychology, and others. Check with your program of study to find the required test scores for your graduate program.
 

On Campus Opportunities
Visit this web site for university wide scholarships and fellowships: RaptorLink

Off-campus Resources