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SIUE Announces the International GEO Award

Through a competitive process, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will award up to 40 new undergraduate freshman & transfer international students a special reduced tuition rate to recognize their outstanding academic achievement. This special rate will be awarded for fall 2014 (beginning in August 2014). The award will be good for up to 8 undergraduate semesters.

Award Value: Over four years, the award will have a value of approximately $28,000 when compared with traditional undergraduate international student tuition rates. An awardee will be required to present a bank statement showing a minimum balance of just under $20,000 to meet immigration requirements and to be issued an I-20.

Estimated Undergraduate Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

FY 2013-2014


International GEO Scholars

International Rate

Tuition & Fees

  $ 9,166.80   *

$ 16,732.00 *  

Room & Board

$ 10,066.00 **

$ 10,066.00 **


$ 19,232.80     

$ 26,798.00     

* Undergraduate, two semesters, 12 semester hours each

** Estimated living expenses for 12 months

Qualification: Awardees will be selected, through a competitive process, based on overall high school grade point average, TOFEL or IELTS scores, and /or outstanding talent.

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. Required items for an undergraduate application are:

  • English language verification (official TOEFL or IELTS scores)
  • Official academic transcripts/records
  • Copy of Biographical Page from Passport

Priority consideration deadline: April 15, 2014 (awards will continue to be made after this date as resources remain available.)

Notification of awards begins: April 30, 2014 (will continue until all awards are accepted and verified)

Application instructions are available at

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