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 is 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 both freshman and transfer international students, the award is renewable for four years (up to eight semesters).

To be eligible for this scholarship, all international recipients must:

  • Enroll each semester as a full-time undergraduate
  • Maintain a grade point average (gpa) of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits per academic year in a degree-granting program
  • Attend classes at the main Alvernia campus in Reading, Pennsylvania

(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, here are some suggested websites:


International applicants should contact Alvernia's Director of Global Engagement Sibel Ahi via email or call her office in the Holleran Center for Community & Global Engagement at 610-790-1925.

International Students