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International Student Scholarships

Bethany Lutheran College has international student academic scholarships available to students studying with an F-1 visa.

How do I apply for an international student academic scholarship? Complete all the application requirements, and Bethany will inform you of your scholarship eligibility if and when you are accepted. No additional form is needed to request a scholarship. Over 95% of students receive a scholarship.

How much money are international student academic scholarships at Bethany worth? In most cases, scholarships will bring down your total annual cost to about $16,000-$21,000 for tuition, room, board (unlimited meal plan). and fees.

Is the scholarship renewable for 4 years of study? The scholarship automatically renews for 4 years if you meet standard academic and behavioral goals. Over 95% of scholarships are renewed.

Do I need to live on campus to keep my scholarship? Living with people from all over the world is part of the educational experience at Bethany. If you choose to live off campus after the first year, the costs that you pay to Bethany will decrease by around 5,000 USD (about 2,500 USD per semester). When considering the cost of rent, food, utilities and transportation around town, many students find that living on campus is a lower cost.

Are there tuition increases each year? Typically, college costs increase with inflation each year. Therefore, while your scholarship will stay the same, your total cost is likely to increase slightly each year.

Do other universities also offer scholarships to international students? Some universities offer scholarships to international students, but many don’t offer anything.

Sports Bethany’s international student scholarships are open to all international students. There are no athletic scholarships. Scholarships are for any international student who academically qualifies. Whether you participate in athletics or not, the scholarship you are awarded will stay the same.

Other Costs to Consider
Costs per year (two semesters) may include:

How to Apply to Bethany Lutheran College

Important Dates

For Fall 2024 Enrollment:

  • April 30, 2024 Application deadline (Apply Now!)
  • May 15, 2024 Tuition deposit deadline
  • May 31, 2024 Registration deadline
  • June 30, 2024 Payment deadline
  • August 7, 2024 Arrive at Bethany's campus
  • August 20, 2024 Fall Semester classes begin

For Spring 2025 Enrollment:

  • October 15, 2024 Application deadline (Apply Now!)
  • October 31, 2024 Tuition deposit deadline
  • November 15, 2024 Registration deadline
  • November 30, 2024 Payment deadline
  • January 2, 2025 Arrive at Bethany's campus
  • January 6, 2025 Spring Semester classes begin

Application Requirements

Bethany is looking for students of high moral character and high academic achievement. All prospective students who are non-U.S. citizens must show evidence of past academic success. To consider your application, the international admissions department will review the following items, which you may begin gathering now

Educational Records

  • High school transcript (or college transcript for transfer students)
  • Copy of any certificate or degree obtained

Test Scores

  • Results from TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or another approved English proficiency indicator.
  • If the student is from an English-speaking country, then official ACT or SAT scores shall be evaluated instead of English proficiency test.
  • For students transferring from another US college or university, the test requirements may be waived pending review of official college transcripts.

Other Application Requirements

  • One letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of financial responsibility and supporting documents (bank statement)
  • Passport copy

Admitted International Students

If you have been admitted to Bethany, you will need to complete the following important steps before you are able to enroll in classes:

  • Pay the USD $300 tuition deposit. You can use FlyWire as a low-cost way of sending your tuition payments to Bethany. Please contact us if you have questions about FlyWire or making payments.
  • Housing Form
  • Certificate of Financial Responsibility
  • A statement of health from your doctor (including current immunization records)

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