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Wingate University Scholarships 2024

Wingate welcomes applications from around the world. The university campus is home to students from over 63 countries. International students love the beautiful campus, engaged faculty, and opportunities to make American and international friends for life. The Wingate University Scholarships is offering scholarships to international students.

We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about all the possibilities for you at Wingate. Need advice? Have a question about your next steps to becoming a Wingate student?

About Wingate University Scholarships 

The competitive Wingate International Grant for Students (WINGS) offers up to $3,500 to undergraduate students proposing to study abroad for a semester or a shorter term.

The Office of International Programs prioritizes helping you make the most of your studies in the United States. From your arrival and beyond, we aim to assist you and remind you about maintaining your F1 student visa status. Come visit us in the International House soon! 

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The Office of International Programs assists students with the following:  

  • Orientation just for international students 
  • Maintaining F1 visa status
  • Obtaining work authorization
  • Applying for a Social Security number
  • Getting a North Carolina driver’s license
  • Processing immigration documents and requests
  • Signing your I-20 to travel outside the United States
  • Cultural adjustment advice 
  • Transferring in or out of Wingate University
  • Specialized information about your U.S. taxes for non-residents

Admissions Process

1. Review the International undergraduate student admissions policy

2. Submit your application for admission to Wingate University. Expect a decision within two weeks once all requested application items have been received.

3. Have your official high school transcripts sent to [email protected] from a school official (we will not accept transcripts sent to us from students).

  • College transcripts will need to be evaluated, we recommend a course-by-course evaluation and the following evaluation companies:  World Education Services, Inc. & SpanTran for evaluation and University Language Services for translation.
  • Note that translated and evaluated official final transcripts are also required for enrollment.

4. Submit official standardized test scores if applicable.

5. If admitted, complete the International Processing Form, and pay the $100 non-refundable international processing fee. Fall semester applications must be received no later than June 1. Spring applications must be received by Nov 1.

6. If admitted, a merit based scholarship will be offered. If additional financial aid is needed international student applications can submit the Financial Responsibility Form. Eligibility for additional aid is determined by the financial information you provide on the Financial Responsibility Form. Please submit the completed form and supporting documents to [email protected]

7. Please note, international applicants must be at least 17 years of age by the first day of class in the semester in which the student intends to enroll. Undergraduate students wishing to live on campus, encompassing both residence halls and apartments, must be at least 17 years of age and not exceed 23 years of age before the first day of classes for the semester in which they intend to enroll.  

Student Visa Information

Wingate is a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school and is required to comply with federal regulations when admitting international students. All F and M visa students that study in the United States require a Form I-20, “Certificate for Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.” This policy applies to both first-year international students and international students transferring from an international institution or another school in the United States.

The following information is not required as part of your application for admission; however, it is required to be eligible for an I-20 in order to obtain a student visa if you are accepted and plan to enroll at Wingate University:

  1. A PDF color photocopy of your passport (required for all applicants from outside of the U.S) emailed to [email protected]
  2. Original bank statement. Bank statements must be within 12 months of submission.
  • Statement must show the estimated out-of-pocket is available in the account.
  • Sponsor’s name must be present on the bank statement. 
  • If the bank statement is not in the student’s name, then the Financial Sponsor Form will need to be completed by the account holder of the bank statement.
  • Bank statements and (if applicable) the Financial Sponsor Support form should be emailed to [email protected]
  1. Complete Wingate’s I-20 form (This link is provided to students via email once the international processing form is complete and the $100 non-refundable international processing fee is paid.)
  2. International first-year students may demonstrate English proficiency in the following ways:

    1. Have citizenship in a country where English is the official language and the language of instruction in higher education. Please see our list of exempt countries.
    2. Graduation from a high school, attending for a minimum of 3 years, at an international institution or American school where the primary language of instruction was completed in English. The institution must provide a signed letter or official transcript verifying courses were taught in English.
    3. All other international students seeking F1 visas must achieve a minimum required test score on at least one approved language proficiency exam/test. The scores must be from within the past 24 months at the time of application to Wingate. The approved exams/tests are as follows:

a. Minimum SAT score of 450 on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing section
b. Minimum ACT score of 17 on both the Reading and English sections
c. Minimum TOEFL IBT score of 70
d. Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 – academic module
e. Minimum Level 112 for ELS
f.  Minimum Level 6 completed at ELTI at UNC Charlotte
g. Minimum Duolingo English Test score of 100

Successfully complete 24 transferable hours at a US university or community college with a grade of C or better in English composition (e.g. English 100).

5. Payment of the $2,500 Enrollment & Tuition Deposit. The $300 enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1st for fall applicants and November 1st for spring applicants. The tuition deposit of $2,200 is non-refundable. These deposits must be paid together. They cannot be paid separately.

Wingate reserves the right to request any documents that we deem necessary. Per federal guidelines Wingate University is required to keep all original documents.

Please note that Wingate is unable to begin the I-20 process until after the $300 enrollment deposit and $2200 tuition deposit has been paid. 

It is recommended that all I-20 documentation be submitted by July 1 for Fall enrollment and November 1 for Spring Enrollment. 

Tuition Deposit For International Student Applicants

Effective January 1, 2024 Wingate University requires all admitted international student applicants to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $2,200 (USD). International students are those who require a F1 visa or have a current visa that allows study in the United States (H4, J2, etc.). Once an international student is admitted, the tuition deposit is paid, and the applicant has submitted all required documents to qualify for an I-20, Wingate University will issue the necessary immigration documents. The deposit will be noted on the Form I-20. We are currently experiencing a high volume of applicants, so please allow several weeks for processing. 

APPLYING DEPOSIT: Upon arriving at Wingate University, the student must complete the new student orientation and be fully enrolled in classes. The tuition deposit will then be applied to the student’s first semester of tuition.

DEPOSIT FORFEIT: Should the student not enroll at Wingate University, or transfer to or attend a different school, before or during the first semester of attendance at Wingate University, the tuition deposit will be forfeited. 

DEFERRAL: For those applicants who are admitted, but defer attendance, Wingate University will hold the tuition deposit for up to one year.

REFUND EXCEPTION: The tuition will only be refunded if the student is denied a visa (written proof is required). The tuition deposit will be returned (minus any processing fees).

English Proficiency Requirements

Wingate is a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school and must comply with federal regulations when admitting international students. As part of these requirements, Wingate requires international students to demonstrate English proficiency as part of the admissions process prior to the issuance of an I-20 immigration document.

International first-year students may demonstrate English proficiency in the following ways:

  1. Have citizenship in a country where English is the official language and the language of instruction in higher education. Please see our list below of exempt countries.
  2. Graduation from a high school, attending for a minimum of 3 years, at an international institution or American school where the primary language of instruction was completed in English. The institution must provide a signed letter or official transcript verifying courses were taught in English.
  3. All other international students seeking F1 visas must achieve a minimum required test score on at least one approved language proficiency exam/test. The scores must be from within the past 24 months at the time of application to Wingate. The approved exams/tests are as follows:

a. Minimum SAT score of 450 on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing section
b. Minimum ACT score of 17 on both the Reading and English sections
c. Minimum TOEFL IBT score of 70
d. Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 – academic module
e. Minimum Level 112 for ELS
f. Minimum Level 6 completed at ELTI at UNC Charlotte

International transfer students from US or international institutions may demonstrate English proficiency in the following ways:

  1. Have citizenship in a country where English is the official language and the language of instruction in higher education. Please see our list below of exempt countries.
  2. Successfully completed 24 transferable hours at a US university or community college with a grade of C or better in English composition (e.g. English 100).
  3. All other international students seeking F1 visas must achieve a minimum required test score on at least one approved language proficiency exam/test. The scores must be from within the past 24 months at the time of application to Wingate unless the applicant is currently enrolled in a US institution. The approved exams/tests are as follows:

g. Minimum SAT score of 450 on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing section

Click here to begin the application process

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