Brown University Scholarship

Brown University has provided financial aid and support opportunities to assist international students while pursuing their respective field of study. This financial aid are for students whose parents or guidance are low in income but wish to study in this prestigious institution. This scholarship or merit will help in reducing the burden that comes with paying tuition fees.

Brown University is a private institute of higher education situated in Providence, Rhode Island, United States and it is part of the Ivy League Colleges.

According to Britannica, Ivy League, a group of colleges and universities in the northeastern United States that are widely regarded as high in academic and social prestige: Harvard (established 1636), Yale (1701), Pennsylvania (1740), Princeton (1746), Columbia (1754), Brown (1764), Dartmouth (1769), and Cornell (1865). They are members of an athletic conference for intercollegiate American football and other sports known as the Ivy League.

Brown University was formerly known as Rhode Island College, a Baptist institution for men in 1764 before moving to its current location in 1770. The name “Brown University” came into to existence in 1840 in honour of Nicholas Brown was a black slave.

Brown University is the seventh oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the third oldest institution of higher education in New England. This institution does not operate like other Ivy League Colleges or other institutions. 

As most institutions set down the number of required courses that students have to take during their first year of school.

This institute operates on an open curriculum, that is, there are no set down rules that require you to take a particular course. Students are free to explore the institution subjects and majors by testing these courses out even if you must have chosen your major already. 

But there are certain rules students need to adhere to while following the open curriculum such as:

  • You must choose a concentration
  • You must show proficiency in English
  • You have to sign up for at least 30 courses within the eight semester period.

With an acceptance rate of 7.7%, Brown University occupies a land space of 143 acres and has a total number of undergraduates enrolled in 2020 to be 6,792. The total number of international students in Brown University is more than 2,700 from over 100 countries around the world.

Brown University Requirements For International Students

  • English language proficiency score (TOEFL, IELTS)

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:

  • 100 or above on internet based TOEFL
  • 600 or above on paper based TOEFL
  • 8.0 or above on IELTS
  • Documents that will be part of your application files should be written in English or be accompanied by official translation along with original documents in the original language.
  • Applicants must submit a secondary school report form.
  • Standardized test
  • Provide official documents showing ability to pay college costs or an Affidavit Support
  • Applicants must submit immunization records with dates
  • Applicants must submit graduate recommendation forms from three persons who are not related to the applicant.

Brown University Scholarship Details

Host Country: USA

Institution: Brown University

Level: Undergraduate

Award: Tuition Fee

Duration: According to program chosen

Required Language: English Language

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate a strong need for financial aid or support to be eligible.

Scholarship Benefits

Applicants that met the basic requirement and considered for the financial aid will be given monetary aid that will assist their study in Brown University.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are required to apply via Brown University online portal
  • Applicants must create a CSS profile and apply for financial aid through it.
  • Mid year school report
  • Transcript
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • First Quarter/Trimester Grades
  • Two teacher evaluation/ recommendations
  • Bachelor of Science and PLME Recommendations
  • Applicants need to have completed 12 to 13 years of primary and secondary schooling.

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