There are plenty of opportunities for students from different backgrounds and different interests to join our prestigious school. We have our share of superstar students, and we also have plenty of regular, really smart students here as well. So apply. Let's get to know one another.

international student scholarships

When you complete your application to Furman, you won’t just earn consideration for admission. Your application will make you eligible for one of our scholarships reserved for international freshman applicants. These are highly competitive and based on academic excellence, strong standardized test scores, and fit to Furman. Other merit aid may be available based upon your academic, extracurricular and co-curricular accomplishments. You are also welcome to apply for any of our Merit-based Scholarships.

If you’d like an estimate of the amount of aid you’d be awarded, check out our net price calculator.  Keep in mind, though, that this estimate is dependent upon the answers that you give and could vary depending upon any Merit-based Scholarships you may receive. Read more about financial aid.

Extracurricular activities

We're often asked how many and what types of extracurricular activities you should be involved in. There is no "should" for extracurricular activities. The purpose of listing them is to help us get to know you through your interests and participation outside of the classroom.

We're looking for commitment, leadership, and passion. While we do like to see that students have been involved in activities at a deeper level (for instance, they have participated in the same club for several years and have been able to take on leadership roles in it), we're also aware that not all students can be the team captain or student body president. Taking a leadership role or participating in activities that relate to each other gives us a better picture of what kinds of activities matter to you and the experiences and passions you'll bring to Furman's campus.

Optional recommendation letters

A recommendation letter allows those who know you best to tell us about your character. That said, you don't need a letter from everyone who has ever known you. Instead, pick a few people (preferably not family members) who know you in different ways—teachers, employers, coaches, or any leaders of clubs, groups, or organizations that you are involved with.

Optional supplementary materials

If you have an extraordinary talent or skill that cannot be adequately conveyed through the application, please feel free to submit supplemental material. Supplements may include musical selections, artwork, DVDs of a performance or event, or a small sample of academic work. In recent years, students have also submitted links to personal blogs, YouTube accounts, and in some cases, iTunes tracks.


What else do you want us to know about you? Use the essay portion of your application to tell us! Consider the content of your application, and then write about something else in your essay. Write in your own voice, and focus on an aspect of your life that will help us get to know you.

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