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You've worked hard, and we want to reward you for your achievements. Recognizing the academic merits and financial need of our international students, we offer substantial scholarships to help make a Point Park education affordable.

Our privately funded merit scholarships are available to international students at all levels - undergraduate, transfer and graduate. If you are a student from a non-English education country, you are still eligible for scholarship money, based on your academic success and a satisfactory TOEFL/IELTS score.

Some of our undergraduate academic merit scholarships may cover more than 50 percent of the cost of tuition. Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY. Below are the scholarships available to international students along with their respective requirements.

Scholarships for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Point Park University is pleased to offer a wide range of generous merit-based scholarships based on academic and/or artistic achievement.

Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid. When you are accepted to Point Park, you automatically are considered for these awards. We invite you to explore our many Point Park scholarships, listed below, and their awarding criteria. Scholarships do not apply to summer semesters or courses.

Conservatory students are not eligible for academic scholarships in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication and Education.  View the Conservatory Scholarships.

ACT/SAT is waived for applicants from certain coutries (view the list of countries**), however, official completion certification will be required for certain countries.  Email iss@pointpark.edu to inquire about application requirements for your country of origin.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education

FRESHMEN STUDENTS

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education

GRADUATE STUDENTS


FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

Scholarship

Amount

Awarding Criteria

Merit-based Freshman Scholarships

$12,000-$22,000

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN
  • based on high school GPA
  • Must meet University's standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY

All other international citizens must prove English proficiency within the past two calendar years with TOEFL, IELTS score, Level 112 ELS Completion, Duquesne University ESL Advanced Level A with TOEFL score or Duquesne University ESL Advanced Level B.

International Freshman Ambassador

$17,000

  • GPA 3.0 and Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 550/7.0 if applicable
  • ELS Level 112 completion with a cumulative test score of 2.0 or higher
  • Duquesne University ESL Advanced Level A completion with TOEFL of 500 or Advanced Level B completion
International Freshman Fellow

$ 15,000

  • GPA 3.0 and Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score of 525/6.5 if applicable
  • ELS Level 112 completion with a cumulative test score of 1.5 or higher
  • Duquesne University ESL Advanced Level A completion with TOEFL of 500 or Advanced Level B completion

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Conservatory students are not eligible for academic scholarships in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication and Education.  View the Conservatory Scholarships.

Merit-based

$12,000-$18,000

  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • based on college GPA
  • Must meet University's standard academic progress policy to keep award
  • Merit aid is to offest the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Phi Theta Kappa
$1,500
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • Must be a transfer student from a community college and member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • GPA 3.5 or higher cumulative
  • Merit aid is to be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees ONLY
Smooth Transition PASSHE Scholarship $3,000
  • Full-time, traditional undergraduate TRANSFER students
  • Must be academically eligible
  • Must transfer directly from a school within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication and Education

Applicants who submit original transcripts from an accredited undergraduate university in their home country can be eligible for merit scholarships based upon successful TOEFL/IELTS score (if applicable) and undergraduate transcripts.

$1,000
  • Applicants with a 3.0-3.29 GPA and a TOEFL/IELTS of 550/6.5 if applicable will be awarded $1,000/academic year (fall and spring)
$2,000
  • Applicants with a 3.30-3.79 GPA and a TOEFL/IELTS of 550/6.5 if applicable will be awarded $2,000/academic year (fall and spring)
$3,000
  • Applicants with a 3.80-4.0 GPA and a TOEFL/IELTS score of 550/6.5 if applicable will be awarded $3,000/academic year (fall and spring)
Please note: Applicants from certain countries and applying to certain programs may be required to submit additional documentation in order to be eligible for admission and/or scholarships.

Note: Students majoring in dance, theatre, cinema production, digital arts and screenwriting must be accepted both academically and artistically to be eligible for COPA scholarships.

*Traditional undergraduate students are defined as undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits not in accelerated programs.

Additional Scholarships and Awards:
Conservatory of Performing Arts

Performance awards are offered to students pursuing degrees in the Conservatory of Performing Arts. Athletic scholarships are also available depending on criteria and skill. Awards are offered to students selected by the coach of the sport.

For additional information, please contact the Office of International Student Services & Enrollment at 412-392-4775, or email at iss@pointpark.edu.

 

**Test optional is only available from applicants from the following countries:

Antigua

Caribbean

Liberia

Tanzania

Australia

Dominica

Malawi

Tobago

Bahamas

Fiji

New Zealand

Trinidad

Bahrain

Ghana

Nigeria

Uganda

Barbados

Grand Cayman Islands

Papua New Guinea

United Kingdom

Barbuda

Grenada

Sierra Leone

U.S.A. (Puerto Rico exempt)

Belize

Guyana

Saint Kitt and Nevis

Virgin Islands

Bermuda

Irish Republic

Saint Lucia

Zambia

Botswana

Jamaica

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

Zimbabwe

Canada (Quebec exempt)

Lesotho

Swaziland

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