范德比尔特大学 International FAQs
Are international students considered for merit scholarships?
International students are eligible to apply for any of our merit scholarships. Information on our merit scholarships and the application process can be found on the Financial Aid website. Please note that scholarships are extremely competitive and full tuition awards are rare. Interested students must complete the appropriate merit scholarship applications; applying for admission will not automatically place you in consideration for these awards.
Are there any exceptions to the TOEFL requirement?
Vanderbilt does not require the TOEFL if you have completed three of your last four educational years in a majority English-speaking curriculum. However, if you are enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learner (ELL) program, the TOEFL is recommended. Students are also exempt from the TOEFL if they score a 600 or above on the critical reading section of the SAT reasoning exam.
Do you offer need-based financial aid to international students?
Yes, we do offer need-based financial aid to international students. For those offered need-based financial aid, Vanderbilt will meet full need for four years of undergraduate study. Competition for these funds is intense, and we are not able to offer financial aid to every student who would be successful at Vanderbilt.
How do I schedule a personal interview?
Interviews with admissions officers are not part of the admission process for Vanderbilt. Anytime you speak or meet with an admissions officer, it is simply an informative conversation, not an evaluation. Some applicants may choose to participate in our optional alumni interviewing program, known as the CoRPs Interview Program. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that alumni interviews will be available in every part of the world.
I‘m in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. Do you need my predicted scores?
Yes. If you attend a school that can provide accurate predicted IB scores, we will need them for review.
Is international financial aid available for students applying Early Decision?
Yes, financial aid is available to international students who apply Early Decision. Learn more about need-based aid for international students.
Is it possible to receive full funding?
For international students who qualify for need-based financial aid and who are admitted, Vanderbilt will meet full need for four years of undergraduate study. Your financial need is determined by the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. More information can be found here.
Is Vanderbilt "need-blind" for international students?
Not if a student applies for need-based financial aid. In that case, a family‘s ability to finance the cost of attending Vanderbilt is a factor in the admissions process for international students. It is possible that the more assistance a student requires, the less likely it will be for that student to gain admission.
What forms do I need to complete to be considered for international financial aid?
To be considered for International Financial Aid, you should complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE available from the College Board.