Applications are now open for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarships at the University of Oregon

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE : January 15th, 2023
DEGREE LEVELS : Undergraduate – Bachelor’s


The ICSP Scholarship awards tuition-waiver scholarships of $9,000–$35,000 USD per year, for up to 15 credits per term each year. Scholarships apply to tuition only and are based on financial need, academic merit, and the ability to make presentations to diverse groups of people. The ICSP Scholarship has a cultural service component that requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty, and staff. ICSP scholarships are renewable.

International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP). Selected ICSP students receive a partial tuition-waiver scholarship equal to approximately half the cost of tuition and fees for each year of one degree program. ICSP students agree to complete 66-80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program. Cultural service can include speaking or giving demonstrations to schools or community groups about the heritage and culture of your country or participating in international events on campus.

The following criteria are used to select the successful candidate:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Experience participating in cultural activities
  • Demonstrated performance and presentation skills
  • Strong academic records
  • Strong communication skills


  • Applicants must be admissible or fully admitted to the University of Oregon. New students must apply for admission to the UO for Fall 2023 by January 15, 2023. Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible to receive U.S. federal financial assistance.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA requirement.

How to Apply

  • To apply for admission click here.
  • Log in to the UO Scholarship Dashboard and submit the General Application, ISSS Endowed Scholarships Application and the ICSP Scholarship Application.
  • All applications and Reference Letters must be submitted by February 17, 2023 by 4 p.m. (PST).

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