International Amigo Scholarship

International Amigo Scholarship

The International Amigo Scholarship entitles awarded international students (non-immigrant visa holders) to a waiver of the non-resident portion of tuition- a value of more than $15,000 per year.  Students must meet renewal requirements (see below) each semester.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Freshman Applicants: The equivalent of a U.S. grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in upper secondary school (high school) course work completed, as determined by UNM, or an ACT composite score of 26 or a SAT combined score of 1240 and the equivalent of a U.S. grade point average of 3.0 in upper secondary school (high school) course work completed, as determined by UNM.
  • Transfer Applicants: A minimum 3.25 grade point average (GPA) in all university-level transferable course work completed with the equivalent of at least 30 university-level transferable credit hours, as determined by UNM.
  • Admission to a full-time, in-person undergraduate program (Online-only degree programs are not eligible.)
  • Non-immigrant visa status (Preference is given to student visa holders- F1 or J1.)
  • No previous attendance at UNM in the current application degree level.

Deadline and Selection

The Fall semester priority deadline is February 15th.  The Spring semester priority deadline is October 1st.  Applicants are highly encouraged to have all required materials submitted prior to these deadlines are scholarships are limited in number.

Optionally, students may also submit recommendation forms.  Please submit the Secondary School Recommendation form to the Office of International Admissions by postal delivery to:

International Admissions- Global Education Office

MSC06 3850

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-001


Renewal Criteria

  • The scholarship may be renewed for up to four years for freshman applicants and two years for transfer applicants.
  • Students must maintain enrollment in 15 new credit hours (no repeated courses) and achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA each semester.
  • Scholarship will not be renewed if the eligibility requirements are not met.  For more information concerning specific renewal requirements, academic policies, and completing a scholarship petition to appeal a scholarship cancellation, please see this page.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring they understand the requirements to maintain the International Amigo Scholarship.