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Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships for International Students

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships


Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships for International Students

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships United States are now open for students from all over the world. We have students from 32 countries and support international students through every step of their academic journey. At Gustavus, students from all different backgrounds will be challenged and supported in our authentic and engaging academic environment. We’re here to help.

Application Information

Completing the application is the first step in starting your academic journey at Gustavus.

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships Items needed to complete the application

  1. The Common Application
  2. Transcript(s)
  3. TOEFL/IETLS/Duolingo/Cambridge English, only if you are not fluent in English, or if it has not been the medium of instruction in your school.
  4. ISFAA form 
  5. SAT/ACT (optional)
  6. Certified financial documents, which are bank statements of parents or educational sponsor.

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships For International Transfer Students

International transfer students need all of the materials listed above, as well as university transcript(s) and the Gustavus Transfer Report .

Gustavus Adolphus College Student Admission English Proficiency Requirements:

Gustavus policy requires international students to prove a minimum level of English proficiency for college-level studies.

Native English speakers from the following countries are exempted from this requirement: English-speaking Africa, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Commonwealth Caribbean Countries.

  • TOEFL iBT: Total score of 85 or higher
  • IELTS: Total score of 6.5 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher
  • Minnesota English Language Program (MELP): Successful completion of all required Level 4: High-Advanced ESL classes.

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships Details


Gustavus uses a holistic approach to admission, meaning that we evaluate a student’s entire application, not just their GPA and test scores. We’re looking for students who we believe can be successful at Gustavus. Gusties are motivated, talented, and enthusiastic members of a tight-knit community, from varying backgrounds. If that sounds like you, we hope to see your application!

Early Action Application Deadline: November 1
Rolling Admission: Review of applications begins December 1

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships Transfer

Transfer students are a welcome addition to the Gustavus community. They provide a unique perspective and enrich the campus with their previous college experience. Because the decision to transfer institutions can be a difficult one, we are here to help answer questions every step of the way.

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships Important Notes

  • Both DACA and U.S. citizens abroad are not considered international students and should complete the domestic application for admission.
  • Applicants who do not hold a United States Passport or have United States Permanent Residence status, are recognized as International Students. Joy Reese works with all international students as well as United States passport holders who live outside of the U.S. Upon arrival to Gustavus, students can look forward to working with the International Student Services Coordinator, Jeff Anderson.

Gustavus Adolphus College Scholarships Financial Aid

Upon successful completion of the application, international students are automatically reviewed for the Count Folke Bernadotte Scholarship. This scholarship is assigned based on a number of factors, including academic success, extracurricular involvement, and demonstration of financial need. The scholarship typically ranges from $20,000-$45,000 per year. You must prove the ability to pay a minimum of $25,000 per year in order to be considered for admission. We will also evaluate you for on-campus employment as part of the financial aid process.

Student Life

At Gustavus, we believe that education involves more than academics alone. That’s why we encourage you to take advantage of a wide range of activities (on and off-campus) designed to help you build your own community. You’ll gain new friends, new perspectives, and a wide range of new skills as you fully immerse yourself in the Gustie experience.

 Application Details

Additional Information

Scholarship Applications: All applicants will be automatically considered for academic scholarships simply by applying for admission. To be considered for our fine arts scholarships, submit the individual scholarship applications by November 8 for Early Action applicants or February 8 for Rolling Admission applicants.


Whether you have questions about our academic programs or are seeking support in any aspect of your application, we are here for you.

Joy Reese
Coordinator of International Recruiting
Phone: +1-507-720-9133
Fax: +1-507-933-7474

Link to the application here

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