Alvernia University offers scholarships to international students based on academic performance.  There is no separate application necessary for Alvernia’s merit scholarships. You will be notified if you qualify for a merit scholarship at the time of your acceptance to Alvernia University.

International Scholarships - Freshman and Transfer

An annual $10,000 award (for tuition and fees only) will be offered to all International Students entering Alvernia University as a full-time freshman or full-time transfer day undergraduate student on Alvernia's main Reading campus. For freshman students, the award will be renewable for four years. For transfer students, the award is renewable up to four years.

Eligible transfer students need to hold an F-1 Student Visa. Students must have met all admissions criteria and must confirm enrollment by May 1 for fall enrollment and by October 1 for spring enrollment. Confirmations of enrollment completed and received after these deadlines may be considered on a funds-available basis.

(Note: International Students that come from an international partner institution, i.e. Beifang University of Nationalities in China, will not be eligible for this additional award.)

Outside Scholarships

International students may also apply for outside scholarships.  Below are suggested websites for international student scholarships:


International applicants applying as first-time college students can contact Diana Rodriguez, while international students transferring from another college or university should contact Bret Krotee. To speak to someone about international admission, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 610-796-8269.

International Students