Non-California Resident Scholarships

Undergraduate Deans' Awards

Newly admitted Out-of-State and International first-year and transfer students are automatically considered for the Undergraduate Deans' Award during the admissions cycle.  For first-year students, awards range from $12,000 - $54,000, paid evenly over four years ($3,000 - $13,500 per year).  For newly admitted transfer students, awards range from  $6,000 - $27,000, paid evenly over 2 years ($3,000 - $13,500 per year). The award is intended to offset the non-resident tuition and will be discontinued if the student becomes a California resident. 

Our holistic review of candidates considers academic preparation as demonstrated through the information provided on the UC application, including courses completed and in progress. The award is in recognition of students' academic and cultural contributions to our community of scholars.  Awards may be combined with our highly distinctive Regents or Campus Merit Scholarships for outstanding academic achievement.  Email notifications are typically sent out mid-March annually.

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 Awards not accepted prior to the end of the first term of attendance may be rescinded.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