The University of New Mexico in the States annually awards the International Amigo Scholarship to its international students. It is a form of fee relief for the tuition that non-resident students pay.
The deadline for submission of applications is February 28 for the fall semester and September 30 for the spring admissions semester.
Since the scholarship is continuous, students must continue to meet the eligibility requirements in terms of their academic performance in order to keep their scholarship.
The following qualifications must be met by applicants for the International Amigo Scholarship:
- The University of New Mexico’s Master’s or Ph.D. programs are required for applicants.
- A minimum of 3.0 in previous university coursework is required.
- The applicant’s postgraduate nomination
- Students enrolled full-time in graduate degree programs in person are eligible.
- A student should be in possession of a non-immigrant student visa for the USA
- A student ought to be working on UNM projects, assisting with research, or teaching.
- No prior enrollment at UNM’s current application degree level.
As soon as they accept a position in UNM graduate studies and the nomination is made by the appropriate department, all graduate students at the University of New Mexico will be eligible for the International Amigo fellowship.
- This Scholarship does not require a separate application.
- The academic divisions of the institution choose the applicants.
- It will be given out in a manner that is representative of the department.
Once the recommendation priority deadline has passed, a department may only receive a total of 10 Amigo offers.
Priority will be given to nominations received by February 28 for admissions to the autumn semester and then before September 30 for admissions to the spring semester.
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The Graduate departments are instructed to submit nominations because there are a finite amount of International Amigo scholarships.
- Step 1: Graduate departments will submit student nominations using the decision form for international admission.
- Step 2: The Office of International Applications reviews the nominations for eligibility.
- Step 3: The Department of International Applications next sends an email to the selected candidates.
- Step 4: Candidates who have been selected for the scholarship must provide the award acceptance form, their legal documents, their degree certificates, and any necessary financial paperwork.
- Step 5: The recipient of the award must accept it and submit all required paperwork by the deadline.
Notification to the Center for International Admissions should be made by the graduate department if a candidate accepts an assistantship. We do not accept late entries.
PROCESS OF SELECTION
The University of New Mexico’s panel of selectors examines and judges the International Amigo Scholarship applications.
The International Amigo Scholarship awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including
- Academic Prowess
- Previous Successes & Experience
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE COURSES
Maintaining a semester GPA of at least 3.0.
Unless the student meets the requirements listed below will the scholarship be renewed:
- For postgraduates and doctorate degree students, the scholarship is renewable for up to two years and four years, respectively.
- Each semester, candidates must pass 9 graduate-level credits and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- The semester hours do not include courses having grades of WF, WP, W, WNC, NC, NR, and I Audit.
- Since the scholarship is for graduate-level coursework, candidates must enroll in those courses within the time limit specified by the scholarship.
- During their graduate studies at UNM, students who obtain an assistantship forgo the International Amigo Scholarship.