WMU Scholarship


Choosing where you will complete your college education is one of the most important
decisions of your life. The United States has one of the finest higher education systems
in the world and students following American pathway are assured of top-quality
programs with a unique, comprehensive approach aim to develop leaders
for next generation.

Global Education Merit (GEM) Scholarship

Scholarship Value
$ 10,000 per year
(disbursed in two equal instalments in fall and spring semesters) 

Duration of Scholarship

Up to eight (8) semesters or until graduation, whichever comes first.
With a maximum 4 years duration

Award Term
Fall semester 2024 

Complete academic admission with all application materials by March 1
No additional application is necessary.

(Complete application means all documents, including financial documents and Personal Statements, to complete admission) 

WMU Application



March 1

April 1

April 15

*Terms of acceptance are provided in award letters. 

Eligibility and exclusions for Scholarship


- Initial F-1 or J-1 international undergraduate student applicants admitted for Fall 2024

- Undergraduate degree-seeking student entering WMU for the first time after secondary school or transfer from another post-secondary institution in Fall 2024 semester. This includes undergraduate degree pathway programs.

- Non resident international status.

- Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.5 out of 4.0 (WMU will convert all international grading systems to a 4-point scale)


- Visa holders other than F-1/J-1 international student

- Students fully funded for tuition through Governmental/NGO scholarships or fully funded WMU assistantships.

- International undergraduate students applying for and enrolled in fully online degree programs (programs comprised of all online courses)

Criterion for Renewal

The scholarship will be automatically renewed to the next year if you:
- Earned a minimum of 3.0 GPA during the previous academic year
- Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits in each of the fall and spring semesters (or approved SEVIS RCL*)
- Successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits per academic year (or approved SEVIS RCL*)
- Continued to hold active F-1 or J-1 student status
- Continued to hold nonresident status for tuition purposes
- Are not otherwise fully funded by a scholarship through third parties or a full assistantship award
The scholarship is usually posted approximately a week prior to the beginning of the semester.

Scholarship Payment

- The scholarship will be credited to your student account in two equal installments for fall and spring. Scholarship disbursement is contingent upon full time enrollment (minimum of 12 credits a semester).

- Scholarship applies only to WMU academic tuition. This is not a cash payment scholarship.

- In the event the account balance of the student’s tuition is less than the scholarship award amount on the date of fund disbursement, then the remaining scholarship value is forfeited for that semester. If the student is funded from another scholarship source, then that scholarship will apply first, and the Global Education Merit Scholarship will apply last toward the remaining tuition balance, if any.

- Scholarship funds will cover only academic credits, not any ESL/CELCIS credits during a Pathway Program.

Note: International undergraduate students enrolled in fully online degree programs (programs comprised of all online courses) will not be eligible for the scholarship.

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Apply to our American Degree Pathway Program here