International Student Scholarships


International Academic Award
The NMU International Academic Award is automatically available to academically talented, undergraduate international students who are enrolled at Northern Michigan University as a full-time associate or baccalaureate degree student. Award recipients are expected to engage in cultural sharing or community service activities.(Available to new NMU students who have not earned a bachelor's degree who enroll Fall 2017 or later)


Partner Scholarships 
NMU offers special scholarship opportunities to students from our partner institutions or organizations. Click on the link for a full list of scholarships, award eligibility, criteria, and a list of NMU's partners. 


NMU Foundation International Student Scholarships
These scholarships are available through the NMU Foundation to international students.  Awards vary between several hundred and several thousand dollars per student, per semester. Applications are due during the Winter semester—please check for exact deadlines.


Graduate Student Assistantships
Students who are formally enrolled in a graduate program can apply to be a graduate assistant. Graduate assistants help with teaching, researching, and office work. You can apply for a graduate assistantship in your department of study, or you can also apply for a graduate assistantship in a service office on campus. Graduate assistants receive money for tuition and living expenses.


Please know: students enrolled in the English Language Institute (ELI) do not qualify for these undergraduate/graduate scholarship opportunities.