Global Spartan Scholarship

Global Spartan Scholarship

The inaugural Global Spartan Scholarship was created by ISSS in fall 2020 to recognize and provide financial support to our new and continuing, matriculated international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants for this scholarship must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, commitment to globalization/international education and financial need.


Scholarships will be awarded to both current and incoming new international students for the 2024-2025 academic year. The number and amount of scholarships available are yet to be determined, and will be disbursed on a semester basis: once in the fall and once in the spring. Fall 2024 GPA will determine continued eligibility for the scholarship in spring 2025. Past recipients of the Global Spartan Scholarship are ineligible to apply.

If you are currently taking classes at SJSU as an enrolled student, apply as a current SJSU Student. The GS scholarship for current students is managed by ISSS. Questions may be directed to

If you have recently applied or been accepted to SJSU, apply as a new SJSU Student. The GS scholarship for new students is managed by International Recruitment and Partnerships. Please contact them at with any questions.

How to Apply (Current Students)

The application period for current students is from March 18, 2024 to April 22, 2024. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Access the SJSU Spartan Scholarships platform.
  2. Complete the "General Application" first.
  3. Next, apply for all SJSU scholarships you might be eligible for, including the Global Spartan Scholarship.

Application Deadline for Current Students:
April 22, 2024
11:59 PM PST

Eligibility Requirements for Current Students:

Selection is based on a comprehensive and holistic review of application materials, including written essays, GPA, test scores, and other evidence of scholastic ability and academic achievement. New students, please view International Scholarships for more information.


  • Must be a fully matriculated student in F-1 status;
  • Must maintain legal F-1 status;
  • Must be enrolled full-time with 12 units as an undergraduate or 9 units as a graduate student*;
  • Must have a minimum SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.5 (graduate students) and 3.3 (undergraduate students);
  • Must have completed at least one semester at SJSU at time of application;
  • Must be an active student at SJSU for the following academic year.

*Must be enrolled in at least 7 units, if spring 2025 is your final semester or if concurrently enrolled at another institution.

Scholarship Qualifications for Current Students

Preference will go to students who demonstrate:

  • Scholarship Merit and Leadership Impact: For current students, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (graduate applicants) and 3.3. Or higher (undergraduate applicants). For new students, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Leadership Impact: Applicants should demonstrate leadership in their involvement with their current campus and community.
  • Global Impact: Applicants should show their commitment to globalization, diversity, and, ultimately, international education. How has, or how will the applicant promote international education? How can the applicant demonstrate their commitment to diversity?
  • Financial Need: Applicants should show how this scholarship will impact their ability to pay for tuition and contribute to their continued success at SJSU.


Learn about previous 2021-2022 Global Spartan Scholarship Recipients and Spring 2021 Recipients.

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