International students are not eligible for federal loans or Accounting Department recruiting scholarships. Financial aid for international students is extremely limited and therefore should not be relied upon. International students should be prepared to meet all expenses, for a 43 credit hour program, from their own resources. Additional information about financial aid is available through International Student & Scholar Services.
Possible sources of financial aid include private loans, most of which require the international student to obtain a creditworthy U.S. citizen as a co-signer. Please note that these loan programs are not administered through The University of Texas at Austin.
TOEFL Scholarship Program
The TOEFL scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English communication proficiency. TOEFL scholarships are currently available in China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Tuition Assistance for Mexican Students
TAMS is a waiver of non-resident tuition for a limited number of Mexican students who have demonstrated financial need or who are participating in a reciprocal exchange program. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must first be admitted to a degree program. For additional information, please visit International Student & Scholar Services. Questions? E-mail Angela Branigan in the International Office or call 512-471-2459.
E.D. Farmer Fellowship
Mexicans citizens who are currently studying or applying to a graduate program at UT-Austin and have studied at least two years at a Mexican university are eligible to apply for the E.D. Farmer Fellowship. Successful applicants will become eligible for in-state tuition and a monthly stipend for nine months, the amount of which will depend on available funds. For further information, please e-mail the Mexican Center or call 512-232-2423.
Good Neighbor Scholarship
Students holding residency status of any country in the Caribbean and North, Central, or South America (except the U.S. and Cuba) that have completed one semester of academic study on a valid non-resident visa and plan to return to their home country upon completion of the academic program may be eligible for additional financial aid. For more information, please visit International Student & Scholar Services. For additional questions, contact the International Office at 512-471-2477.
Students should not plan to support their studies through on- or off-campus employment. Students may be authorized to work part-time on campus after registration. Off-campus employment is restricted by regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Permission to work off-campus may be requested only after a student has been in the United States for 12 months and only when there has been an unanticipated change in financial status.