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Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

At Capital University, 99% of first-year, full-time undergraduate international students receive some type of merit-based financial assistance. The information you provide on your admission application serves as the basis for most scholarships and grants – there is no additional scholarship application! 

We offer The Main Street Scholarship to every admitted student, which ranges from $20,000 - $25,000 per academic year ($80,000 - $100,000 over 4 years). The Main Street Scholarship is renewable for 4 years, the average length of a US Bachelor’s degree. 

If you are accepted to Capital, you will receive your merit scholarship offer with your offer of admission, so you can start planning your journey to Capital right away. 

First-year applicants: The exact amount you receive will be determined by your high school GPA converted to the U.S. scale. 

Transfer applicants: The exact amount you receive will be determined by your university GPA converted to the U.S. scale. 

We also offer additional scholarships for other academic and personal qualifications – see below. Please note, we are not able to offer any full-tuition or higher scholarships for international students. Additionally, we do not have any scholarships available for our Intensive English Program.

The Main Street Scholarship

High School GPA Offer
3.75 & Higher $25,000
3.50 - 3.74 $24,000
3.00 - 3.49 $23,000
2.99 and Below $20,000

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Name Amount Criteria to Qualify
Comet Community Award $1,500 toward Room & Board Enrolled as an undergraduate living on campus.
Conservatory Performance Award $5,000 toward Tuition Audition-based award for full-time Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music majors.
Music Composition Scholarship $Up to $5,500 toward Tuition Based on composition portfolio and evaluation for full-time Conservatory of Music composition majors.
Sibling Award $1,000 toward Tuition Sibling enrolled must also be a full-time traditional undergraduate at Capital.
Lutheran Heritage Grant $1,000 toward Tuition 2.0 GPA or higher, child of Lutheran pastor, or identify as a member of a Lutheran Congregational Church
Partners in Education Match up to $500 toward Tuition Your congregation has its own criteria and award amount. Capital University matches funds up to $500 contributed by Lutheran Congregations.

The Aya Ueki International Student Scholarship

For current students: The parents of Aya Ueki established a scholarship to honor and celebrate the memory of their daughter, a former Capital University and Hokuriku Gakuin University student, who had a love of global learning. International students who have completed at least one semester at Capital, who are in good academic standing, and who have demonstrated campus involvement are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is open to any academic program of the university (ESL, undergraduate, graduate studies and the adult degree program). The scholarship may be used to help cover tuition costs for the following fall and spring semester, but is not available to be used towards summer tuition or to pay off previous university debts.

Students who meet the qualifications can apply for the Aya Ueki International Student Scholarship using the online form.

Apply for the Aya Ueki International Student Scholarship

Next Steps

Once you have received your offer of admission and scholarship offer, the Center for Global Education will provide more detailed instructions for the required financial certification as part of the student visa application process. 

You can find detailed information about the cost of attending Capital University at our Tuition and Fees page and our first-year application instructions page.

Note: If you hold permanent residency in the U.S., you are eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receive additional need-based aid from the federal government.  

  • If you hold permanent residency in the U.S. please let your admission counselor know, so that we can make sure all financial aid opportunities are available to you.
  • For more information about need-based aid at Capital, visit our Office of Financial Aid page.

Estimated Expenses and Scholarships

You can find detailed information about the cost of attending Capital University at our Tuition and Fees page.

Below is a sample table of expenses for a year of undergraduate study at Capital:

Tuition (2024-25) $42,777
Required University fees $490

Estimated living expenses (based on on-campus double room and meal plan rate) 
(If you are going to live with family in the Columbus area and commute to campus, you can subtract this amount.)

Insurance, books, and supplies $3,600
Total estimated costs: $59,927
Capital Scholarship Award Subtract your scholarship offer (received with offer of admission).
Total costs to demonstrate: _____________

Note: Undergraduate students are required to live on-campus unless you are over the age of 22 or have a family member within 30 miles of Capital with whom you can live for your entire period of study. Learn more about housing at Capital

Review our scholarships available to international students. You will receive your merit scholarship offer with your admittance. Capital University does not offer need-based scholarships to international students. 

After you have been accepted, you will receive more instructions for demonstrating your finances for visa purposes. 

When you’re ready to apply, go to our application page and complete either our application or the Common Application.