International Students

Lezli Fang
Director of Financial Aid


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International Students

UWest offers a warm welcome to international students.

Citizens of more than 44 countries comprise half of the university’s student body.

Although international students are expected to be able to meet our costs, UWest offers merit scholarships to select international students who show outstanding academic and personal achievement.

Over the past ten years, we have awarded scholarships to over 150 international students.

Our goal is to make UWest as accessible and affordable as possible so that students like you can benefit from our world-class education.

Select undergraduate international students can earn $6,000/year in merit scholarships; select graduate international students can qualify for $7,000/year in merit scholarships.

You can renew these scholarships every year as long as you are in good academic standing.

Annual Cost to Attend UWest

Undergraduate (24 Units)
Graduate – MBA (18 Units)
Mandatory Fees
(Average cost if you live on campus)
Total Direct Costs

Costs based on the 2024–2025 academic year. UWest does not provide any meal plans for students. The estimated annual cost of food is $7,560 if living on campus.
Click here » to view current tuition and fee rates.

Important Dates

President’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, and UWest Scholarship
April 1 – Current Students


Lotus Scholarship
April 1 – All Students in Eligible Programs


Metta Scholarship
April 1 – Incoming Domestic Transfers and HS Graduates


Dream Scholarship
June 1 – Incoming Dreamer students
 AJ Wang Scholarship
June 1 – Incoming Domestic HS Graduates


Golden Benefactor Awards
Fall, first Monday following the last day of the previous Spring semester
Spring, first Monday following the last day of the previous Fall semester


IBEF Scholarship / Fellowship / Research Grant
November 15 – Spring
May 1 – Fall