Salve Regina is committed to attracting and assisting international students. International applicants will be considered for merit scholarships automatically upon submitting an application and will compete with all other new students for merit awards.

Students applying by the recommended application deadlines will have a greater chance at receiving a scholarship award. Scholarships range in amounts from $5,000 to $18,000 and are renewable annually for four years if the student maintains eligibility.

Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance by the Scholarship Review Committee based on a review of a student's grades from secondary school, SAT or ACT scores (if submitted), TOEFL or IELTS scores and overall academic profile and curriculum.

Scholarship for Syrian Students

Undergraduate students who are citizens of Syria are invited to apply for this full-tuition scholarship for fall 2015. The competition is sponsored by Salve Regina in conjunction with the Institute of International Education Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis.

The application deadline is Feb. 1, and the minimum TOEFL score required to apply is 60. One four-year award is available.

Award amount: Full tuition and fees waiver, valued at $35,000 per year. The approximate funding gap to be filled by the student is $16,000, which includes room and board, health insurance and books.

To apply, complete and sign the paper application. Scan and email to or mail to Office of International Programs, Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport RI 02840 USA.

The following supplementary items should be submitted via mail or scanned copies:

  • Copy of passport
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Secondary school transcripts in English
  • University transcript (if applicable) in English
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (originals will be requested)

Please contact the admission team at if you have specific challenges submitting supplementary items, such as English test scores or transcripts.

Outside Scholarships and Loan Programs

With research and time, many international students may find outside sources of funding that can be applied to the cost of attending Salve Regina. Several examples are listed below.