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This area has resources to help international students. For additional questions or concerns, please contact EWU Admissions.

International Scholarships

 

Abroadplanet

An online community for international students with a listing of several scholarship resources.

American Association of University Women

AAUW has fellowships for international women studying in the United States.

BigFuture by The College Board

This site has a popular scholarship search feature.

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

The Brazilian government’s Brazil Scientific Mobility program provides scholarships to Brazilian undergraduate and graduate students in mostly STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Education USA

Education USA provides tips, tricks and informational links for international students on how to fund their studies.

Institute of International Education

An online, searchable database of scholarship opportunities for international students.

International Financial Aid

IEFA provides excellent funding resource for international students.

Mobility International USA

MIUSA provides funding resources for international students with disabilities to study in the United States.

Organization of American States

OAS provides interest free loans to provide opportunities for students from Latin America and the Caribbean to study in the United States.

The World Bank Institute

Scholarship and fellowship programs for students from developing countries.

Glossary of Terms


Alternate Responsible OfficerA person designated by a Department of State authorized exchange visitor program sponsor to support the Responsible Officer and maintain SEVIS data.
Authorized Overseas StudyOverseas study authorized by a Primary/Designated School Official that contributes to completion of your program of study. This includes graduate research and formal classes or programs.
Continuing exchange visitorFor purposes of nonimmigrant status, a continuing exchange visitor is one who maintains status in a single program.
Continuing studentFor purposes of nonimmigrant status, a continuing student is one who has not completed, or terminated, a program of study and has maintained status. Continuing students may, under certain circumstances, transfer schools while continuing to maintain status. F-1 and F-3 students may also change their level of study while continuing to maintain status.
Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security
Department of StateDepartment of State
Designated School OfficialThe person designated by a SEVP approved school to support the Principal Designated School Official and maintain SEVIS records.
Exchange visitor program sponsorThe designated sponsor of a Department of State approved exchange visitor program.
F-1Nonimmigrant status conferred on students attending SEVP approved academic institutions and language training programs who meet the requirements outlined in 8 CFR 214.2(f)(1).
F-2Nonimmigrant status conferred on the spouse or minor child of an F-1 or F-3 student.
F-3Border commuter students in academic institutions and language training programs.
Form DS-2019Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, created by DOS-approved exchange visitor program.
Form I-20Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, created by SEVP-approved schools.
Immigration and Customs EnforcementImmigration and Customs Enforcement
J-1Nonimmigrant status conferred on exchange visitors participating in DOS-approved exchange visitor programs.
J-2Nonimmigrant status conferred on the spouse or minor child of an J-1 student
P/DSOEither a PDSO or a DSO.
PassportAn official document from a person's country of citizenship that attests to their identity and status as a citizen.
PDFAdobe Acrobat standard file format
Primary Designated School OfficialThe person designated by a SEVP-approved school to have primary responsibility for students in that program and maintaining SEVIS records.
Port-of-EntryThe term port of entry means a port or place designated by DHS at which a person may apply for admission into the United States, including international airports, seaports and land ports of entry.
Receipt for SEVIS I-901 feeThe I-797 or Internet generated receipt given to student or exchange visitor upon payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee.
Responsible OfficerThe person designated by a Department of State authorized exchange visitor program sponsor to have primary responsibility for exchange visitors in that program and maintaining SEVIS records.
SchoolAn SEVP-approved academic or vocational institution or language training school.
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
SEVIS ID numberThe unique identifying number assigned to a student or exchange visitor within SEVIS that appears on the Form I-20 or DS-2019.
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)Student and Exchange Visitor Program
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
VisaIf you are a citizen of a foreign country, in most cases you'll need a visa to apply to enter the United States. A visa doesn't permit entry to the United States. A visa simply indicates that a U.S. consular officer at an American embassy or consulate reviewed your application and determined that you are eligible to enter the country for a specific purpose.

Consular affairs are the responsibility of the DoS. A visa allows you to travel to the United States as far as the POE. Only the immigration officer has the authority to permit you to enter the United States (for more information on what to expect at the POE).

There are two categories of U.S. visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant.

Immigrant visas are for people who intend to live permanently in the U.S. Nonimmigrant visas are for people with permanent residence outside the U.S. but who wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis for tourism, business, temporary work, study, or medical treatment.
Visa exemptCitizens of Canada or Bermuda or residents of certain other islands described in 8 CFR 212.1a, do not need a visa. These applicants for F-1, F-3, or J-1 nonimmigrant status may apply at the Port-of-Entry.

Terms and definitions are taken from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website