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781-736-3700
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sfs@brandeis.edu

International Students

 

First-Year International Applicants

Brandeis is recognized for its competitive program of scholarship and financial aid for international students. We require all international students seeking financial aid to complete the International Student Certification of Finances and either the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE or the International Student Financial Aid Application by the stated priority filing dates..   The PROFILE application can be completed and submitted online (Brandeis school code 3092).  The International Student Certification of Finances should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.  If the parents are divorced or separated, Brandeis also requires the Noncustodial PROFILE, which can be filed online once the original PROFILE has been submitted, or an International Student Financial Aid Application completed by the noncustodial parent.  (Please be advised that the PROFILE application is the preferred method of application.)

All documents should be written in English or accompanied by certified translations from a local consulate, embassy, or school official. Please note the deadlines for submitting application materials, as late applications may not be considered. 

Financial aid is not available to international students who do not receive aid upon admittance.  International students must reapply for financial aid each year.  The amount of financial aid received each year will be dependent on the family's financial circumstances.  While competition for international student financial aid is strong, it is also the case that the University is committed to maintaining and expanding its global campus community.

Continuing International Students

International students admitted in the fall 2012 term and beyond must reapply for financial aid each year. Students must complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application online and also submit documentation of prior-year parent income and assets directly to our office by the required deadline.  The amount of financial aid each year will vary depending on the family's financial circumstances.  

Students admitted earlier than the fall 2012 term need not reapply for financial aid each year. The family contribution that is determined upon acceptance will remain the same as long you are eligible to receive financial aid.  With the exception of full Wien, Slifka and Malkin Scholars,  only the loan portion of your award will increase each year, in accordance with the increase in direct charges (tuition, standard fees, room, and board).  Scholarship awards will remain constant each year. 

Continuing international students not currently receiving aid may initiate the application process by completing the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application online and by submitting documentation of prior-year parent income and assets directly to our office by the required deadline.   Please note that scholarship funds are awarded to international students via the admissions process;  scholarship funds are generally not available to international students who do not receive these funds upon admittance.