International Applicants: Prospective Undergraduate Students

Below are the deadlines, required documents, and submission instructions for prospective international students applying for financial aid.

In light of Tufts' commitment to maintain an international community, the University makes available a small amount of funding for talented international students. Because of the limited financial aid funding available, Tufts can offer admission to only a very small number of International applicants each year.

Because aid funding is very limited, families who have the ability to fund the entire educational expenses should not apply for financial aid. Competition among this segment of the applicant pool is keen. International financial aid is based on need. Awards will consist of grants and possible eligibility for an on-campus job.

If you are an International student enrolling at Tufts without financial aid as a first-year student, you are not normally eligible for aid in subsequent years at Tufts. An exception may be made if you have completed at least two years at Tufts and your family experiences an unanticipated change in financial circumstances. In these cases, limited funds may be available, and you may apply for an emergency grant or loans. You can find other information on the International Center website.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process or procedures, please contact Student Services by phone at 617-627-2000 or send an email to