.: BEREA COLLEGE - UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                                          




Are you looking for a high quality U.S. education and scholarships to assist with the costs? Berea may be the school for you.

We have a long history of welcoming students of all nationalities, religious faiths, races, and ethnicities. If you come to Berea, you will surely be welcomed.

Admission is competitive, and you will need to meet certain requirements to be considered. Be sure to explore this web site and direct any questions you have to us—we are happy to assist you as you consider Berea College.

Applying for Admission as an International Student

Berea College is currently accepting applications for the Fall Term 2011. In order to be considered by our International Admissions Decision Committee for Fall Term 2011, completed application packets must be received in the Berea College Office of Admissions no later than February 5, 2011.

Applicants must mail the completed application forms and all other components of the application process in one packet (test scores, high school records, recommendations, etc.). Be sure to read "Information on Submitting the International Application for Admission" for more information.

Required Application Materials

A complete application packet for an international applicant with no transfer credit consists of:

An "International Application for Admission and Scholarship" form including a personal essay.

A completed "Financial Questionnaire.”

Official secondary school records and leaving exam results

Official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT I

Two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.

One "Financial Reference Form".

Applications from international applicants are considered only for the fall term of each year. International admission decisions for fall are made in March and all applicants should be notified of their status by letter and email (if available) by April 15.
Costs and Financial Aid for International Students

Berea College is the only school in the United States that provides 100% funding to 100% of enrolled international students for the first year of enrollment. This combination of financial aid and scholarships offsets the costs of tuition, room, board, and fees.

In subsequent years, international students are expected to save $1,000 (US) per year to contribute toward their expenses. The College does provide summer jobs to international students so that they may meet this obligation.

Accepted international students are expected to pay a $50 (US) entrance fee and a $2,200 (US) deposit to confirm their enrollment.This deposit can be used by international students for certain expenses during their four years of enrollment. For students who are unable to pay all or a portion of the deposit, additional financial aid is available.

All international students are provided with a paid, on-campus job through the College’s Work Program throughout the academic year. Students may use their wages (about $1,200 (US) the first year) to cover personal expenses.

NOTE:Berea College is committed to enrolling bright, deserving, international students and providing them with the financial means of obtaining a college education


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Berea, KY 40404

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