The University of Oklahoma International Scholarships 

The University of Oklahoma offers scholarships to international students based on your completed application for admission to the university and qualified SAT or ACT exam scores. Admissible, non-US citizens attending secondary school in a country other than the United States are eligible for the scholarships listed below.

You must apply for admission by December 15 to be considered for these scholarship opportunities. Applicants may retake the SAT and/or ACT exam and send updated, official exam results to the Office of International Admissions & Recruitment through April 30, . A student’s highest overall score from a single exam date will be used for scholarship consideration.

Freshman International Scholarships

Admitted students will be offered the highest scholarship listed in the chart below based on their qualifications. Students cannot receive more than one of these academic awards. 

ScholarshipAward Amount                Qualifications    
Award of Excellence$56,000
($14,000 x 4 years)
31 ACT or 1390 SAT (or greater)
Distinguished Scholar$52,000
($13,000 x 4 years)
29-30 ACT or 1330-1380 SAT
University Scholarship$40,000
($10,000 x 4 years)
28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT
Academic Achievement Award$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years)
26-27 ACT or 1230-1290 SAT
Non-Resident Merit Award$28,000
($7,000 x 4 years)
24-25 ACT or 1160-1220 SAT
Scholarships for Test-Optional Applicants

Scholarships also will be offered to test-optional students based on our holistic review of the application, with the highest weight given to academic rigor and high school performance. 

Transfer International Scholarships

The University of Oklahoma offers a variety of scholarships to admitted transfer students based on criteria such as academics, leadership, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. There are two main categories of scholarships for transfer students: academic and competitive scholarships. Please note that for the purposes of these scholarships, you are only considered a transfer student if you have completed 24 college credit hours post high school graduation.

The list below represents centralized scholarship programs for the Norman campus and is not intended to be all-inclusive. Visit to explore other scholarships opportunities. Scholarships awarded by individual departments have an application deadline of February 1. Apply for admission and scholarships at

ScholarshipAward AmountQualifications
Transfer Academic
Excellence Scholarship
($9,000 x 2 years)
3.75+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic
Distinction Scholarship
($7,000 x 2 years)
3.5+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic
Achievement Scholarship
($5,000 x 2 years)
3.25+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Leadership
$2,000Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership.
Phi Theta Kappa$2,500Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership.
Transfer students who participated in Phi Theta Kappa at their transferring institution are eligible.