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International Students

Rice University will offer need-based financial aid to a limited number of international undergraduate applicants entering Fall 2017. Citizens of foreign countries who apply under Early Decision or Regular Decision and request need-based aid will be reviewed as a separate group. Rice University will be using the CSS Profile for 2017-2018 for international students applying for aid.

The application process is quick and simple. Students register for the PROFILE service online on the College Board website and indicate the colleges to which they will apply. Students can also visit EducationUSA Advising Centers, which are located around the world, to learn more about scholarship aid and register online. Based on registration information and college choices, each student receives a personalized PROFILE application online. Once submitted, the application is processed by the College Board and an electronic data file containing the student application data is sent to Rice University.

All international students must complete the International Student Financial Statement and submit to the Office of Admissions.

Freshman

Candidates who live outside the U.S. and those living in the U.S. with a valid visa are required to submit a financial statement. International applicants who are not requesting financial aid must show official documentation (appropriate affidavits and/or scholarship awards) of resources sufficient to cover the costs of the first year of study before their files can be reviewed for admission.

For international students, a candidate's ability to fund the cost of attendance is a factor considered in the admission process. International students are considered for all merit scholarships opportunities, including a number which are specifically awarded to outstanding international applicants. Very limited funds are available to applicants requesting financial aid. However, Rice meets full demonstrated need of admitted international students. 

International students applying for admission will be considered for selection among the need-based financial aid recipients.  For additional information, visit Undergraduate Admission.

Transfers

Candidates who live outside the U.S. and those living in the U.S. with a valid visa are required to submit a financial statement. International applicants who are not requesting financial aid must show official documentation (appropriate affidavits and/or scholarship awards) of resources sufficient to cover the costs of the first year of study before their files can be reviewed for admission. For international students, a candidate's ability to fund the cost of attendance is a factor considered in the admission process. For additional information, visit Undergraduate Admission.