Virginia International University is a private, non-profit institution established in 1998. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, VIU offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as language programs like English as a Second Language (ESL), test preparation courses, and continuing education opportunities.
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Worth of Award
- Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate or graduate programme to study the subjects offered by the university.
- Total 127 scholarships are available (18 scholarships for each region).
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a first-time applicant for any of VIU’s academic program.
- Must apply for one of VIU’s undergraduate or graduate program as a full-time student.
- US and international students can apply for these scholarships.
List of Countries: The scholarships will be awarded to prospective students from 7 regions around the world.
North America and the Caribbean: Central and South America; Sub-Saharan Africa: 52 Countries (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Democratic Republic, Cote D’Ivore, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan St. Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe); East Asia And The Pacific: Europe And Eurasia: Middle East And North Africa: South and Central Asia:
How to Apply
Students who wish to apply for a scholarship are required to submit an online scholarship application form. Completed applications must include all of the following:
- Online application form (applicant portal or student portal)
- Secondary or higher education transcript
- Letter of recommendation from faculty (academic) or supervisor (professional)
- Personal statement of success of at least 500 words describing your background, future goals, education, influential experiences, and career objectives in the form of an essay; not a list of facts
- Evidence of English proficiency
Option 1: Test scores (see table above for minimum requirement).
Option 2: Provide an official transcript indicating completion of a minimum of 9 credit hours (graduate level) or 12 credit hours (undergraduate level) from an accredited United States post-secondary institution (not VIU) at which the language of instruction was English. The GPA for those credits must not be lower than C-level.
Option 3: Provide a high school diploma from a recognized institution within the United States.
*If you earned your bachelor’s degree in its entirety in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Anglophone Canada, you are exempt from the evidence of English proficiency requirement.
Deadline: The application deadline is September 1, 2017.