Idaho State University is classified as a regional public doctoral/research institution and offers 285 degrees and certificate programs. The school, with about 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, has 17:1 faculty to student ratio and an average class size of 20. ISU hosts 280 students from more than 60 countries and over 50 scholars per year. ISU’s location in the safe, scenic, and low-cost small city of Pocatello makes the university an excellent choice for those seeking strong educational opportunities with great recreational opportunities at reasonable costs.
Idaho State University welcomes applications from international students, and is committed to providing opportunities for international applicants to find success. The university shows its commitment through various kinds of financial awards, available to qualified applicants. These financial awards reduce ISU’s already low tuition rates substantially, and are important in helping interested international students to join the university. Pocatello’s low cost of living also helps in regards to total costs.
At ISU a large percentage of full-time graduate students have either teaching or research assistantships. Assistantships require full-time enrollment, normal progress toward a degree, and offer a complete waiver of regular tuition costs. Assistantships are awarded by the various academic departments, and a limited number of awards are available through other university offices. See www.isu.edu/graduate for more about graduate studies at ISU.
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (NRTW) Scholarships
Incoming and continuing students with a U.S. grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher are eligible to be considered for an NRTW award, which reduces tuition costs for international student by approximately 70% at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Renewal requires continuation of a 3.0 GPA and reapplication. No application is required for incoming students to be considered. Priority deadlines for admission and consideration: May 1 for fall award, November 1 for spring award.
Room and Board Scholarships
Undergraduate students who do not receive an NRTW award may be eligible for an award of full room (selected residence halls) and board (meal plan) costs. An award requires a U.S. GPA of 2.75 or higher. No application is necessary and this award is only available to new incoming undergraduate students. This scholarship cannot be awarded to students receiving an NRTW award. Priority deadline for fall award: May 1.
On campus employment
All international students who are maintaining their legal status in good standing are eligible to work part-time jobs on the ISU campus. On-campus jobs are in demand, and while the pay cannot cover all expenses, many international students can earn extra money in such positions across campus. Eligible international students can work up to 20 hours/week during an academic session, and up to 40 hours/week during academic breaks (including summer). See current listings at www.isu.edu/humanr/studentoncampus.shtml.
For more information: www.isu.edu/international.shtml
International Programs Office
Stop 8038, Student Union Building
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209