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Non-U.S. Citizen Students Enrolled Outside the United States

GBHEM can help you reach you educational goals. The Office of Loans and Scholarships helps connect international students with important funding resources within the United Methodist Church.

United Methodist students who are not citizens of the United States and who are enrolled in a United Methodist-related institution within the United States may explore scholarship options here.

Students who are not citizens of the United States and who are seeking funds for undergraduate, graduate or seminary education outside of the United States should explore these options:

  • GRASP: Through the International Grants and Scholarship Program (GRASP), GBHEM offers funds to help offset the cost of education for students studying at a Methodist-related institution outside the United States. This is a need-based scholarship for United Methodist students in high school, college, seminary or university. Requirements and the full application are available here.
  • Young People’s Ministries International Scholarship: Administered by the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship (GBOD), this is a need-based scholarship for United Methodist students, ages 16-30, attending a university outside of the United States. Requirements and the full application are available here. Students will need to create a profile to apply.
  • The General Board of Global Ministries’ World Communion Scholarship: This scholarship provides limited funding for international students who are United Methodist or from churches of Methodist denominations with affiliate status with the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). Full additional scholarship information students should contact GBGM by phone at 404-832-7510 or email at scholars@umcmission.org.

To learn more about all of GBHEM’s educational opportunities outside the United States, visit our Global Education Programs page.

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