International Student Scholarships

All international undergraduate applicants are eligible for the merit-based, International Leadership Scholarship.  Academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience are all considered when awarding this scholarship. It is renewable for up to 4 years. Recipients must maintain full-time enrollment and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at The University of Tulsa.

International Leadership Scholarships can range from $2,000 to $22,000 USD per year!

International students can participate in many of TU’s Special Programs and may also be eligible for these other scholarship opportunities.


  • Richard Hojel Scholarship

    The Richard C. Hojel scholarship is a full tuition scholarship to study petroleum engineering in our internationally recognized petroleum engineering program. It is awarded once every four years to a student of Mexican citizenship, with priority given to applicants residing in Mexico. All qualified applicants will be considered; there is no additional application form.

    The Hojel Award is a gift to the University of Tulsa by the Hojel and Meinig families in memory of Richard C. Hojel, a distinguished alumnus and generous friend of the university.

  • Esphahanian Scholarship

    The Nasser Esphahanian Memorial Scholarship is an endowment scholarship awarded once every four years to a student of Iranian citizenship. The scholarship was established by the Esphahanian family to advance crosscultural understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Iran. All Iranian undergraduate applicants are eligible for consideration, and there is no separate application process.

  • Performance and Art Talent Scholarships

    The University of Tulsa also offers scholarships for demonstrated performance and talent. These scholarships are awarded by academic departments (e.g. Art, Music, Theatre) following an audition or evaluation of performance and are renewable according to department guidelines.

  • Transfer Honors Scholarship

    New transfer applicants who were members of Phi Theta Kappa at a two-year college will be considered for this scholarship award. Eligibility is based upon a cumulative 3.5 GPA and at least 48 hours of transferable credit. This scholarship is valued at $22,000 per year and is renewable with maintenance of a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Honors Program

    International applicants who have demonstrated exceptional performance in high school and have taken the SAT and/or ACT may be eligible for joining TU’s Honors Program.

    Consideration for the Honors Program requires submission of a Special Programs Application, which must be received by no later than January 15th.

    All necessary applications and forms can be found on this website. Please contact the Office of International Student Services at with any questions you may have regarding the application process.

  • Presidential Scholarship

    The TU Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious academic merit award given by the university. The award is based on a number of factors, including exceptional performance in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, ACT/SAT scores, demonstrated leadership and/or service. The Presidential Scholarship covers full tuition for four years (8 consecutive undergraduate semesters total, excluding summers). Consideration for the Presidential Scholarship also requires submission of a separate Special Programs Application, which must be received no later than January 15th. Details on the scholarship and how to apply can be found here.