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23 US and Canada Universities with Application fee waiver for 2024 Admission

These 23 US and Canada Universities with Application fee waiver aims to assist interested applicants save on application fees for the 2024 admissions.

Making numerous applications to study in the United States or Canada is a developmental adventure but the high cost of the application fees per application can be so discouraging as this might add up to a huge amount.

Nevertheless, some universities waive application fees for some reasons: by attending virtual sessions, eligibility based on academic performance, and various other criteria. In this blog, a list of 23 U.S. and Canadian universities that assist with application fee waivers would be discussed.

23 US and Canada Universities with Application fee waiver

  1. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA 

    The University of Alabama offers free graduate application fee waivers for all programs to domestic and international applicants from 0ctober 16-20, 2023 which is valid for the fall 2024 admission. Link: https://stories.ua.edu/gsfreeappweek/?utm_source=ambassadors&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=faw_2023
  2. Rochester University, New York, USA

    The Rochester University is waiving application fee in the following programs:
    • The Department of Biomedical Engineering | https://www.hajim.rochester.edu/bme/graduate/applicants.html
    • Department of Chemistry | https://www.sas.rochester.edu/chm/graduate/apply.html
    • Microbiology, Immunology and Virology | https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/phd/admissions.aspx
  3. University of Southern Maine, United States

    1. The University offers free application to all programs for Canadian applicants. Link:  https://usm.maine.edu/office-of-admissions/apply/graduate-admission/#:~:text=There’s%20no%20application%20fee%3B%20all,for%20a%20graduate%20certificate%20program
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4. Wayne State University, United States

Wayne State University applications offers free application fee for all academic terms beginning with the winter 2024 semester but does not apply to Graduate School such as J.D., M.D., and Pharm.D. programs. Link: https://gradschool.wayne.edu/admissions/international/frequently-asked-questions#definition-102296

5. University of Idaho, United States 

Applications to the Chemistry Graduate Program are free of charge with an application fee waiver. Link: https://www.uidaho.edu/sci/chem/graduate/admission#:~:text=Applications%20to%20the%20Chemistry%20Graduate,with%20an%20application%20fee%20waiver

6. University of Texas Health San Antonio, United States

There is no application fee for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Link: https://uthscsa.edu/biomedical-sciences/what-know-you-apply

7. University of Nebraska, United States

All undergraduate programs but application fee waiver does not apply to international students. Link: https://www.unk.edu/admissions/undergraduate-application-options.php?utm_source=postcard&utm_medium=mailer&utm_term=&utm_content=Apply_Now&utm_campaign=23-0844

8. Michigan Technological University, United States

Applying to the Graduate School is free (no application fees). Link: https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/prospective/


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9. Clemson University, United States

There is no fee to apply to graduate programs at Clemson University for Summer 2023 and beyond. Link: https://www.clemson.edu/graduate/admissions/preparing-to-apply/application-fees.html

10. West Virginia University Institute of Technology, United States

No application fee for all programs. Link: https://admissions.wvutech.edu/about-tech/faqs

11. University of British Columbia, Canada

The application fee is waived only in the following circumstances:

    • For international applicants whose citizenship and correspondence address is located in one of the world’s 50 least developed countries, as declared by the United Nations. These countries include but are not limited to Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Uganda. Complete list of eligible countries.
    • Domestic students applying to graduate programs in the Department of Chemistry at UBC Vancouver. The fee is paid for by the department.
    • Seniors: BC residents who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents aged 65 years or over at the time of application. Link: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/online-application-fee

12. Simon Fraser University, Canada

School of Computing Science is offers the application fee waiver to applicants from 50 least developed countries. Link: https://www.sfu.ca/computing/prospective-students/graduate-students/admissions.html

13. University of Dayton, United States

Offers free app fee for all programs. Link: https://catalog.udayton.edu/graduate/generalinformation/academicinformation/internationalgraduatestudentadmission/#:~:text=Application%20

14. Miami University, United States

Application fee is waived for first-year international students who apply by Nov. 1 for 2024 enrollment. Link: https://miamioh.edu/admission-aid/apply/international-students/index.html

15. Northeastern University, United States

The College of Engineering offers Fee waiver for students who submit a new application between August 2 – August 31. Applicants may use the fee waiver code Launch2023. Link: https://coe.northeastern.edu/apply/

16. Purdue University, United States

The College of Engineering offers Application Fee Waiver for the Purdue University Virtual Graduate Showcase. Link: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Academics/Graduate/graduate-showcase/Fee-Waiver

17. University of Florida,  United States

International Students will automatically be emailed a code and instructions if they are approved for a MS application fee waiver. Link: https://www.eng.ufl.edu/graduate/prospects/masters-admission/

18. University of Texas, United States

Fee is waived for applications to at San Antonio, Neuroscience PhD Program received by the November 1, 2023 priority deadline. Link: https://neuroscience.utsa.edu/apply.html

19.  University of Maryland Global Campus, United States

No application fee until August 31. Link: https://apply.umgc.edu/

20. Cornel University, United States.

If you think you are eligible for a waiver, please submit your application and the fee waiver request at the same time, right in the application form. Link: https://gradschool.cornell.edu/admissions/apply/application-fees/ 

21. Northwestern Oklahoma State University, United States 

Free app fee for all programs. Link: https://www.nwosu.edu/apply-for-admission#:~:text=APPLY%20ONLINE%20TODAY%20%2D%20NO%20APPLICATION%20FEE

22. University of South Carolina, United States 

The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees recently approved waiving the base $50 graduate application fee for the upcoming admission cycle. Effective July 15, applications for entry in Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 will not collect the $50 fee. Link: https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/graduate_school/about_us/news/2023/graduate_school_application_fee_changes_2024_2025.php

23. Southwestern University

 As Southwestern does not charge an application fee, students should not request fee waivers in submitting applications to Southwestern. Link: https://www.southwestern.edu/admission/apply/application-checklist/#:~:text=NOTE%3A%20As%20Southwestern%20does%20not,in%20submitting%20applications%20to%20Southwestern.&text=The%20written%20essay%20must%20be%20submitted%20with%20the%20Application%20for%20Admission.

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