Funding & Scholarships

Looking for funding and scholarships? Pursuing education in the US can be expensive. Therefore, it is important to inform yourself about any financial aid opportunities available.

Below you will find suggestions about various options to explore.

If you're studying with us on an F-1 (student) visa, you are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week at The University of Texas at Austin. During school breaks, you may work up to 40 hours per week on campus, as long as you are continuing your studies with us. A variety of jobs and shifts are available, depending on your skills and experience.

Learn more in the On-Campus Employment for English Language Center Students information sheet.

New for Summer 2020: Refer a student, get a free class for yourself!

If you studied with us in the past, we encourage you to let your friends and family know about our high-quality classes. If you refer a new student who enrolls with us in any Summer 2020 session, we will thank you with a free Summer 2020 class for you! Limit one free class per referral; must be of equal or lesser value. 

To take advantage of this special limited-time offer, your referrals must include the following information on their application:

1. Name of alumni

2. Email address of alumni

3. UT EID of alumni

To redeem your free class, complete our online application. In the field "How did you hear about us?", enter the full name of the student you referred and the offer code "FREE ALUMNI CLASS."

If you have any questions about this referral offer, do not hesitate to contact us.

Each semester, we award three scholarships for outstanding English Language Center students who continue their studies with us for another semester. These merit-based scholarships cover one-third of intensive tuition. The scholarship application is sent out to our students mid-semester, and the winners are announced at the end of the semester, at our final reception. Read more about two of our previous scholarship winners here and here.

Some of the best sources of financial aid to study in the US are organizations in your own home country. Your government may have financial aid available. Contact the cultural section of your embassy or your ministry of education to learn more.

Also, there may be private organizations in your home country that provide support for study in the US: businesses, foundations, and religious groups might have funds available.

There may be aid available from the US government for students from specific countries. The best way to find out if there is any financial aid from the US for students from your country is to contact y our embassy, the US Department of State, or the Agency for International Development.

The following websites provide information about financial aid available to qualifying international students. Each website also has a search engine for scholarships and awards, which you can use to do a personalized search. Visit the following websites and see what’s out there for you:

The following websites provide information about loans available to international students. Policies regarding loans for international students depend on the organizations providing them. Some of these websites are for private organizations that offer educational loans to qualifying students. To apply for those loans you might need to become a degree-seeking student and/or have a US citizen or permanent resident act as your guarantor.