Non-California Resident Scholarships

Undergraduate Deans' Awards

The Undergraduate Deans' Awards range from $12,000 to $40,000, split over four years for freshmen. For transfer students, the awards range from $6,000 to $20,000 over two years. For example, if you are offered a $12,000 Deans' Award, the amount per year you are expected to receive is $3,000. If you receive a Deans' Award of $40,000, the allocation per year is $10,000. For transfer students, if you are offered the $20,000 Deans' Award, you will receive $10,000 per year, and if your award is only $6,000, then the amount per year is $3000. These awards are intended to offset non-resident tuition and will be discontinued if the student becomes a California resident.

Newly admitted non-resident students are considered for this award during the admissions cycle. Our holistic review of candidates considers academic preparation as demonstrated through the information provided on the UC application, including courses completed and in progress.

Our Deans' Award is intended to recognize students' academic and cultural contributions to our community of scholars. Awards may be combined with our highly distinctive Regents Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement.

Deans' must be accepted on your MyUCSC student portal. Awards not accepted prior to the end of your first term of attendance may be rescinded.

External Scholarships Open to International Students

Below you will find a list of private scholarships open to international students. International students may also be considered for institutional scholarships such as our Regents Scholarship and Deans' Award

Alliance for Women in Media Scholarships

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation Scholarships

Association of Firearm and Took Mark Examiners

Ayan Rand Institute

BMI Student Composer Scholarship

BMO Capital Markets Lime Scholarship

California Transportation Foundation

Crew Network Foundation Scholarship

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Educators for Fair Consideration

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Ellice T. Johnston Scholarship for Ceramic Arts

Government Finance Officers Association

Hungarian American Coalition-Bognar Family Hungarian Scholarship

Union Plus Scholarship Program

Visionary Integration Professionals Women in Technology Scholarship

Women in Aerospace Scholarship