Hood College For International Students

Hood College founded in Maryland, is a liberal arts college and offers all degree programs for national and international students such as

  • 32 bachelors

  • 19 masters

  • 2 doctorate

  • 10 graduate certificate programs

Almost every study course is offered by Hood College and it is accredited by the relevant organization. Hood College is accredited with the following organizations

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • Accreditation Council for Business Programs

  • Computer science degrees are ABET accredited

  • Maryland Higher Education Commission

  • Maryland Board of Nursing

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Hood College has built its reputation and is ranked among the higher education institutions, that provide innovative technologies to students for experiment-based learning. Along with the quality education, Hood College also offers merit-based scholarships worth of $6 Million.


Important Facts


     No. of scholarships     

     100% students

     Degree Level     

     Undergraduate and postgraduate

     Host Country     



     Hood College


     Fall semester: July 21

     Spring semester: December 1



About Hood College Merit Scholarships

Hood College announces merit-based scholarships to all international students who successfully get admission there.  Student’s selection for this annually announced scholarship is based on the following factors 

  • Community activities

  • Excellent academic achievements

  • Participation in co-curricular activities

Categories Of Hood College Merit Scholarship

The amount of total award granted to students will be decided by Hood College. Different categories of Hood College awards are as follows

  • Founders Scholarships: Awarded to first-year students (enrolled in any bachelor’s degree program at Hood College)

  • Hodson- Gilliam Scholarships: For those Pakistani students who have no access to high school education.

  • Endowed and annually funded scholarships:  This scholarship is awarded annually by the financial aid department in collaboration with different institutional departments.

  • Number of Scholarships: Hood College provides merit-based awards to 100% of students who get acceptance letters from the College.


Study Programs Offered For Hood College Merit Scholarship

Merit scholarship provides funds for all study programs (undergraduate and postgraduate) offered by Hood College. Departments at Hood College that offer different study programs are as follows

  • Nursing

  • Psychology and Counselling

  • Sociology and Social Work

  • Art and Archeology

  • Biology

  • Chemistry and Physics

  • Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Education

  • English and Communication Arts

  • Global language and Cultures

  • History

  • Law and Criminal Justice

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Physical Education

  • Political Science and Global Studies

  • Accounting and Finance


Benefits Of Hood College Merit Scholarship

The total amount of scholarship varies according to the category (mentioned above) the student is selected for. This merit-based scholarship provides a small deduction in the student’s tuition fee. The deduction %age in tuition fee depends upon the student’s performance and academic records. It may cover 25, 33, or 50% of the total tuition fee.

Eligibility Criteria For Hood College Merit Scholarship

  • Applicant must international studentudents (Pakistani)

  • Applicants must have 90% marks or 3.0/4.0 cumulative a core  in a previous degree

  • Applicant must hold an acceptance letter 

  • Must be enrolled in the full-time degree program


How To Apply For Hood College Merit Scholarship

  • Hood College accepts online applications for admission

  • Upload all required documents

  • After successful submission of the online application, the student will get an offer letter

  • Selected students will be informed by email and an interview may be conducted for final admission and scholarship award

  • Students who secure admission at Hood College will automatically be considered for scholarship award


Documents Required For Admission At Hood College

  • All educational transcripts

  • Copy of Passport

  • Statement of purpose

  • Letter of recommendation (2)

  • Updated CV

  • Bank statement (for living expenses)


English Language Requirements

Students have to submit any of the following English language test scores

  • TOFEL: 79

  • IELTS: 6.5

  • PTE: 53

  • DET: 100


Application Timeline For Hood College Merit Scholarship

There are three intakes per year for which Hood College accept applications except for a special course Master of Science in counseling which accepts two intakes


Deadline For Master of Science in counseling




     For fall semester (August)     

     March 15     

     For spring semester (January)     

     November 1     

Deadline For All Other Programs




     For fall semester (August)     

     July 21     

     For summer semester (May)     

     April 15     

     For spring semester (January)     

     December 1     



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