The University of Chicago is famous in the USA and has recently announced Uchicago Scholarships for International students within the University in different categories.
The University of Chicago Looking for academically talented and intellectually curious international students to come to our world-renowned research institution to share their ideas and perspectives.
UChicago awards more than $100 million in financial aid and scholarships annually, through both need- and merit-based aid.
You can learn more about Higher Education Scholarships for the USA on this website at the USNWB Education Desk section.
UChicago Scholarships 2024
The University of Chicago is committed to ensuring that students graduate debt-free by meeting 100% of their demonstrated needs. With nearly 60% of students receiving financial support, our goal is to ensure that all students are prepared for lifelong success, regardless of their chosen major or background before enrolling at The College.
Nearly $20 million in need-based financial aid has been offered to international students at UChicago over the past four years, and a recent gift of $35 million for international financial aid has strengthened the University’s commitment to enrolling a diverse and talented from all over the world. world.
International students must apply for financial aid at the time they apply for admission to UChicago. We are committed to meeting 100% of your demonstrated need with a loan-free financial aid package if you are admitted and apply for financing.
Our financial aid packages are based on an estimate of the total costs of enrollment at the University of Chicago, including tuition, housing, health insurance, a meal plan, and estimates of additional costs such as books and personal expenses.
Types of Financial Aid
UChicago provides financial aid in two main ways: through need-based aid and merit-based scholarships:
- Need-Based Aid: UChicago meets 100% of demonstrated need in the form of grants (which do not need to be repaid) instead of loans for all families.
- Merit-Based Scholarships: All students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, regardless of their financial situation.
International students are eligible to receive financial aid only if they apply for funding during the admissions process and will not be eligible to receive financial aid after receiving their admission decision or during their four years at the university. If you think you will need financial aid at any time during your four years at UChicago, you should apply for financial aid when you apply for admission.
- The International Financial Aid Worksheet, available in the UChicago Account
- Supporting Documentation
The International Financial Aid Worksheet
The International Student Financial Aid Worksheet should be filled out and submitted online, through a student’s UChicago Account. Please note that this is the only form available for non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents applying for financial aid at UChicago.
You will be asked to upload additional documentation verifying your family’s income and asset information: tax forms, a statement from an employer, a bank statement, or another form of documentation. Once the International Financial Aid Worksheet is submitted, students may also submit these supporting documents, as well as any explanations of unusual circumstances, online through their UChicago Account. In the Upload Materials section, choose the “Supporting Documents for Foreign Aid Applications” option from the drop-down menu.
Please note: International aid applicants do not need to submit the CSS Profile or FAFSA, and the Financial Certification form does not need to be submitted with the applicant’s financial aid application.
FAFSA For Federal Aid
Note: If you are an Illinois resident who is not eligible to complete a FAFSA application for federal financial aid consideration, you may be eligible to complete an alternative application to be considered for State of Illinois financial aid. Visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) website to determine your eligibility and apply.
UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet For UChicago Aid
A short, free online worksheet available through your UChicago Account once you have applied for admission. The College Board’s CSS Profile (which requires a submission fee) can be substituted for this free worksheet.
Please note that you cannot upload financial aid documentation through the CSS Profile IDOC system for UChicago Financial Aid decisions.
Parents’ Last-Year Tax Returns
A signed copy of your parents’ 2022 federal income tax return. Include all schedules, W-2 Forms, and business returns (if applicable).
In certain cases, you may be asked to provide further financial information.
Applying Only for Federal Aid
We strongly encourage families to submit all the above documents in order to be eligible for UChicago’s institutional financial aid and maximize their funding options. However, if you are only interested in applying for federal student aid (Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, or Federal PLUS Loans for parents), you need only complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and email College Aid to confirm you have completed your application.
Sending Your Materials
The most direct way to submit materials is by uploading documents to your UChicago Account. Not all financial aid documents can be submitted by this method—the FAFSA must be completed at fafsa.gov, and the CSS Profile, should you choose to submit it, must be completed through the College Board website.
If you choose to send materials by mail or by fax, download and include the required document cover sheet. Please include the student’s first and last name, email address, and date of birth on the top of the first page of any document you submit.
The Office of College Aid
1101 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Fax to: 773.702.0744
Having trouble sending your fax? Try the alternate fax number: 773.834.5297
If you are using Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), try adjusting the following configuration settings:
- Slow down the transmission speed. Set the BAUD rate of the fax machine to 9600 bps or lower.
- Disable the ECM (error correction mode) setting.
Last Date of Application Submit
UChicago need-based 2024-2025 financial aid, you must apply for financial aid at the same time you apply for admission. International students cannot apply for financial aid when you apply for admission.
|Early Action & Early Decision I
|Early Decision II
|Priority deadline for document submission*
*If admitted as a domestic applicant (US citizen or permanent resident or Canadian or Mexican citizen), you can still apply for aid after the deadline or after being admitted. However, if you indicate you are applying for need-based aid, admissions will expect you to submit aid materials as part of a complete application to the College.
How to Apply
UChicago welcomes students of all backgrounds and every application at UChicago goes through the same contextual review process. There is no single piece of information (academic and extracurricular records, essays, letters of recommendation, or SAT/ACT scores) that alone determines whether or not you would be a good college candidate.
Instead, we want you to show us who you are in your own voice through your app. What’s your story? Why did you decide to take advantage of certain opportunities? What activities are most meaningful to you?
The best way to approach your UChicago application is to simply be yourself and write in your own voice. We care about you and who you really are, not what you think we want to see in an app.
UChicago accepts Apply Coalition, Powered by Scoir and the Common Application for both first-year and transfer applicants and Apply Coalition, Developed by Scoir for transfer applicants. To speed up your application preparation (and save trees!), the Office of University Admissions prefers electronic submission of all documents through Apply Coalition, Powered by Scoir, or Common Application. Any additional materials you wish to add to your application file must be submitted to us via the methods described below:
- Direct Upload to your UChicago Account: This is the fastest and most efficient method to submit documents to your application.
- Fax to 773.702.0661: This is the preferred fax line for submission of any additional documents that you would like added to your application. If this line is busy due to high volume, you may use our secondary fax line, 773.834.5297.
- Mail documents to:
The Office of College Admissions
1101 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
- We discourage sending sensitive documents via email and believe that one of the two methods listed above should be sufficient to ensure that your documents arrive to our office safely and securely.
- If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.