Bachelor's Degrees Scholarships, Work Study and Loans for International Students


All Accepted Students will be reviewed for one of the following Merit Scholarships:

**These scholarships are offered to students on the basis of Academic Merit and extracurricular activities. Awards go up to full tuition and are neither increased or decreased after enrollment. Scholarships are only applicable to cost of tuition. No scholarships are given to cover the cost of Room and Meal Plans.

***If another scholarship, award, or funding from any outside entity / organization will cover all or part of your tuition costs, the merit scholarship may be replaced or reduced.

Once completing at least 1 semester at Arcadia, students can also apply for the following scholarship:

  • Campus Achievement Award
  • Arcadia Leadership Award
  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship

Campus Work Study

Students can earn up $1,500 USD per year through the campus work study program. Once enrolled at Arcadia University, you will work with both the Office of International Affairs and One Stop Shop to secure a job (if available) and a temporary Social Security Number. Student on average work between 8-10 hours per week and receive a paycheck for the hours they have worked each month. The average starting wage is $7.25 per hour. This amount of $1,500 USD is not deducted from the cost of attendance.

Student Loans

International student loans are available to students who have a valid U.S. cosigner. Such students borrow money through the Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan (apply online at or the Sallie Mae Smart Loan Program (apply on-line at www.salliemaesmartoption ) Students can borrow up to the annual cost of attendance minus the other financial aid received.  The programs offer flexible repayment options and borrowers have up to 20 years to repay their loans in some cases.

Please note that international students with non-immigrant visas are not eligible to apply for federal or state (U.S. Government) funds for their education.

Arcadia University Sister Cities Scholarship Program

Arcadia University is pleased to be actively involved in the Sister Cities Program, which, through the International Vistors’ Council ( links Philadelphia to the world by creating special relationships with ten Sister and Partnership cities, and one "Partners for Peace" city.  The Arcadia University Sister City Scholarship Program provides $15,000 annual academic, merit scholarships to new, entering full-time undergraduate students, first-year or transfer, who are residents of one of Philadelphia’s Sister Cities, as noted below.  Students must be pursuing a first bachelor’s degree and must meet Arcadia’s Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.  The Arcadia University Sister City Scholarship is renewable on the undergraduate level for up to four years, provided the student remains full-time and in good academic standing according to University guidelines.

Philadelphia Sister Cities

  • Florence, Italy
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Turon, Poland
  • Tianjin, China
  • Incheon, Korea
  • Douala, Cameroon
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Abruzzo, Italy
  • Mosul, Iraq (Partners for Peace)

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