About East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University International Merit Scholarships are prestigious awards granted to international students based on academic excellence and achievements. These scholarships cover a portion of tuition fees, supporting exceptional students pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs at the university.

“Tennessee Board of Regents” is the sixth largest education system in the USA which is governing East Tennessee State Institute since 1909. ETSU is providing a large number of study programs for national and international students. Currently, there are 15,000 students studying in different undergraduate and postgraduate programs. ETSU has strong partnerships with other educational institutes, business communities, and research areas that help in students’ career development.

East Tennessee State University Rankings

  • There are a total of 443 universities in USA and ETSU has got rank #317

  • Ranked 1607 among Global Universities

  • Got ranked number 163 in Top Public Schools

ETSU Associated Colleges

ETSU is a multifaceted educational institute that provides standard education to its nationals and students from all over the world through its colleges like

  • College of Arts and Science

  • College of Business and Technology

  • Clemmer College of Education

  • College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

  • College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

  • College of Medicine and Surgery

  • Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

  • College of Public Health

ETSU Scholarships

There are 15,000 national and international students enrolled in different study programs and ETSU is providing financial aid to 85% of students. Different international scholarships offered by ETSU are as follows

  • International Merit scholarships

  • Creative Arts Scholarships

  • STEM Community Outreach Scholarships

  • Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Scholarships 

ETSU International Merit Scholarships

East Tennessee University offers merit-based scholarships for international students including Pakistanis who want to pursue any undergraduate or postgraduate degree program there. ETSU offers scholarships to 10 successful Pakistani candidates who have excellent educational backgrounds.  

East Tennessee State University Programs

ETSU offers a large number of courses for undergraduate and postgraduate study programs as listed below

Courses for Undergraduate Programs

  • Finance

  • Accounting

  • Media Sciences

  • Arts 

  • Geo Sciences

  • Health Sciences

  • Political Sciences

  • Philosophy

  • Mathematics

  • Economics

  • Engineering

  • Sociology

  • Music

  • Anthropology

  • Architecture

  • Digital marketing

  • Sports Science

List of Courses Offered For Master’s Degree Program

  • Accountancy

  • Allied Health

  • Applied Data Science

  • M.S Biology

  • MA Brand and Media Strategy

  • MBA Business Administration

  • MS Chemistry

  • MS Clinical Nutrition

  • MA Communication and Story Telling Studies

  • MS Computer Science

  • MA Counselling

  • MA Criminal Justice and Criminology

  • M.ED Curriculum and Instruction

  • MS Digital Marketing

  • MFA Digital media

  • MA Early Childhood Education

  • M.ED Educational Leadership

  • MS Engineering Technology

  • MA English

  • MS Geosciences

  • MHA Health Administration

  • MA History

  • MS Human Services

  • MS Information System

  • MPA Public Administration

  • MPH Public Health

  • M.ED Reading

  • MA Sociology

  • MA Studio Art

  • MAT Teaching Education

Courses Offered By ETSU For Doctoral Programs

  • Audiology

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Educational Leadership

  • Global Sports Leadership

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Psychology

  • Public Health

  • Sports Physiology and Performance 

East Tennessee State University Scholarship Benefits

  • ETSU grant covers the academic tuition fee of selected student

  • On the basis of student’s performance, an annually fixed amount as a stipend is given to them like

  1. Stipend for undergraduates: $12,500

  2. For Masters:  $5000

  3. For doctoral degree programs: $9000

Tenure For ETSU International Merit Scholarship

The duration for the merit scholarship is the same as the tenure of the degree program the students selected for. Students can get granted an amount after maintaining the academic score required by ETSU.

  • Duration of ETSU scholarship for undergraduate students; 4 years

  • For postgraduate students; 2-3 years

Eligibility Criteria For ETSU International Merit Scholarships

Criteria For Undergraduate Students

  • Must hold a certified copy of secondary school certificate/marks sheet

  • Must have a record of academic achievements

  • Must meet the English language requirements

  • All educational documents must be translated into English

Criteria For Postgraduate Students

  • Must meet the ETSU GPA requirements that are 3.0/4.0

  • Hold a complete admission application

  • Pay the non-refundable admission fee of 65$

  • Certified educational transcripts from every college/ university

  • Secure the required GMAT/GRE test scores (If required by the selected study program)

  •  Must hold a health insurance

East Tennessee State University English Requirements for Undergraduates

International students including Pakistanis have to provide proof of English language by submitting one of the following results for Undergraduate programs


      500(PBT), 61 (iBT)


      5.5 bands


      Score of 85

English language Requirements For Postgraduate programs


      550(PBT), 79 (iBT)


      6.5 bands


      Score of 115



How To Apply For East Tennessee State University Merit Scholarship

Students have to get an admission letter from the university before submitting the application for scholarship so follow these steps

  • Apply for admission to undergraduate/ postgraduate study program through the online portal

  • Upload all required documents as mentioned above in eligibility requirements

  • Pay the application fee of $65

  • Submit online application

  • After getting the admission letter from the university, submit an application for scholarship

East Tennessee State University International merit Scholarship Timeline

Fall Semester

      Applications Opening Date: March

      Closing date: July 15

Spring Semester

      Opening Date: 1st October

      Closing Date: 15th November


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