Scholarships and Cost of Attendance for International Students

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Bachelor's Degree - Cost of Attendance

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,742
  • Housing and Meals: $11,156
  • Incidental Expenses (Books and Insurance) : $2,232
  • Total (One Academic Year): $28,130

Master's Degree  - Cost of Attendance 

  • Tuition: $6,912 ($576 per credit hour X 6 hours)
  • Housing and Meals: $7,274  (based on College Courts and Platinum flex plan)
  • Incidental Expenses (Books and Insurance) : $2,232
  • Total (One Academic Year) : $16,418 to $19,712** 
    *Master's degrees require 30 to 36 credit hours to complete. **Based on 12 credits per year.
    • Public Administration - $439.50 per credit
    • Information Systems - $564.50 per credit
    • Business Administration - $564.50 per credit
    • All other programs - $576 per credit

Doctoral Degree - Cost of Attendance

  • Tuition:  $7,500 ($625 per credit hour  X 6 hours)
  • Housing and Meals: $7,274  (based on College Courts and Platinum flex plan)
  • Incidental Expenses (Books and Insurance) : $2,232
  • Total (One Academic Year): $17,006

International Leadership Scholarships

$1,000 Leadership Scholarships are awarded to bachelor's and master's students who demonstrate leadership and passion for advancing inter-cultural learning at Murray State University. Apply for admission first and then complete the separate scholarship application to be considered.

Partner University Scholarships

$2,000 per year Partner University Scholarships are awarded to all admitted undergraduate students from partner universities.

Transfer Scholarships

Tier 1


3.80 to 4.00 GPA

Tier 2


3.50 to 3.79 GPA

Tier 3


3.00 to 3.49 GPA

The Transfer Scholarship is a non-refundable scholarship that can be applied to direct costs (tuition, campus housing, campus meal plan, or University Bookstore textbook charges) at Murray State. The Transfer Scholarship is awarded for three years (fall and spring consecutive semesters) or until a bachelor's degree is received, whichever occurs first.


  • First-time transfer student
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • enrolling as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours per semester at Murray State)

Scholarships for Citizens of Belize

Citizens of Belize (excluding US dual citizens) who have studied or are currently studying at a COBEC member institution in Belize are eligible for the COBEC scholarship at Murray State University. This scholarship is awarded to students automatically without a separate scholarship application. 

Bachelor's Degree Tuition Per Year (30 credits):  $10,252 USD with $3,806 scholarship applied
Master's Degree Tuition: $439.50 to $636 per credit hour with scholarship applied.  Tuition cost and scholarship varies by master's degree program. Please contact us for an estimate.

Eligibility: Students who are dual citizens are not eligible to receive the scholarship. Only students who have studied or are currently studying at COBEC member institutions in Belize are eligible. Students transferring to Murray State University from other institutions outside of Belize are not eligible. Current COBEC member institutions include: San Pedro Junior College, Belize Adventist Junior College, Corozal Junior College, Centre Escolar Mexico J.C., Galen University, John Paul II Junior College, Independence Junior College, Sacred Heart Junior College, St. John’s Junior College, Stann Creek Ecumenical J.C., University of Belize, University of the West Indies, and Wesley Junior College.

Murray State University Scholarships

Murray State University Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at Murray State University. These scholarships provide a variety of academic, athletic, and service-based scholarship award opportunities to both domestic and international students. There are many different types of scholarships available. Access the scholarship application form if you are an admitted or current student.




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