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TU establishes Afghan Refugee Scholarships in response to Taliban takeover

Afghanistan and United States flagsThe University of Tulsa has announced that it will offer two scholarships to Afghans seeking refuge in the United States as their government fell to the Taliban.

“TU has long been one of our nation’s most international universities, welcoming students from more than 60 countries to the heartland,” said President Brad Carson. “At a time when these brave young people need us most, we are opening our doors to provide a safe place to learn and grow.”

These scholarships are available immediately and cover the total cost of attendance for up to four years. The new funding does not take away from the millions of dollars TU already provides to students who receive merit- and need-based aid.

“It is our hope to expand the global connections for which TU is known, promote a spirit of free inquiry and advance humanitarian efforts by assisting Afghan students at this difficult and historic time. Our hearts go out to each of them,” Carson said. “In addition to providing financial aid, The University of Tulsa stands ready to address the mental and emotional needs of these displaced students and prepare them to give back as successful TU alumni. We challenge other organizations to consider similar support for the Afghan people.”

To be considered for TU’s Afghan Refugee Scholarship, students must:

  • Apply as a first-time undergraduate for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have fled Afghanistan and can legally enter, or have legally entered, the United States.
  • Demonstrate they would not have the financial means to otherwise attend TU.
  • Be able to lawfully study full-time in the U.S.

All international applicants must provide the required academic and financial documentation, including proof of English proficiency. A list of requirements and links to the application are on our International Admission page. For more information on the application process, please email admission@utulsa.edu.