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International Student Scholarships

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Penn Dental Medicine encourages you to explore funding sources from within your home country, including government and private scholarships and loans to pay the cost of attendance. As part of the visa application process, you must have a confirmed source of financial support for the duration of the program. Although foreign students in the four-year DMD program are eligible for the Dean’s Scholarship, no international students are eligible for need-based aid or federal loans.

International students are eligible to borrow private loans with an approved U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer to pay their educational costs. For more information on private (alternative loans) available to international students please go to “Student Registration and Financial Services” website. However, you are free to choose any lender of choice.

Your credit history is one of the most important factors used in determining your loan eligibility. Most loan programs require some form of credit evaluation for the co-signer and the individual requesting the loan. If you have defaulted on a previous educational loan, you may be ineligible for future loans.

Please contact the Student Financial Services in the Office of Student Life at 215-898-1988 with any questions.

The following is a listing of financial aid resources available to international dental students

While the Office of Student Life makes every attempt to provide current and complete financial resource information, this list is by no means comprehensive. Programs, deadlines, and eligibility requirements are constantly changing. Please review the program links carefully. Student Life cannot assume responsibility for the information provided.

Assistance for Canadian Students
Websites with Loan Options


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Assistance for Canadian Students

Websites with Financial Options for International Students

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