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SIUE International GEO Award

Admitted international undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to receive the SIUE International GEO Award. This award is a reduced tuition rate that recognizes outstanding academic achievement and early admission to the University. The award is good for up to eight undergraduate semesters.

Award Value: Over four years, the award will have a value of approximately $30,000 when compared to traditional undergraduate international student tuition rates. An awardee will be required to present a bank statement showing a minimum balance of $26,920.00 to meet immigration requirements and to be issued an I-20.

Estimated Undergraduate Tuition, Fees, Room and Board, Expenses*
  International GEO Scholars International Rate

$ 8,421

$ 17,544

Mandatory Fees

$ 2,509

$ 2,509

Estimated Living Expenses for 12 months (housing, transportation, misc.)**

$ 14,098

$ 14,098

Health Insurance

$ 1,892

$ 1,892


$ 26,920

$ 36,043

*Additional tuition & fees required if registered for more than the minimum number of credit hours.
** Additional living expense funds are required to issue an I-20 for dependents:  

Qualifications: Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to international students who meet the academic and/or outstanding talent award qualifications and are admitted (degree-seeking) to the University.

Applying for the Award: There is no separate application required to be considered for this scholarship and there is no application fee for undergraduate international applicants. Interested students should complete an international undergraduate application. Application instructions are available at

Award Notification: Award notification for the Fall 2017 semester will begin in September 2016 and will continue until all International GEO Awards are exhausted. Scholarships are awarded based on availability.

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