Wesleyan University Scholarships

By | April 4, 2019

Wesleyan University Scholarships


Wesleyan is one of the most highly selective institutions in the United States, and admission is competitive, with around 12,000 applicants. Applicants are expected to have a strong secondary school preparation in English, social science, science, mathematics, and a foreign language. Candidates studying at foreign schools who have taken national examinations for university admission (GCSEs, ‘A’ levels, Abitur, International Baccalaureate, etc.) are expected to have achieved superior results. A high degree of proficiency in English, as described below, is also required. Wesleyan provides support services for students who speak English as a second language through the English Department and the Writing Workshop.

All students applying for undergraduate admission who have not yet attended a university for one full year will be considered applicants to the first-year class. Those who have completed a year or more at a university will be considered transfer applicants. Please note that students may not discount credit to be considered first-year students.

Application Type

Regular Decision January 1 late March

Transfer Fall March 15 mid May

Transfer Spring November 1 mid December

Freeman Scholar Program January 1 late March


Interviews are not required as part of the admissions process, but we encourage prospective students to arrange them if possible. An interview can provide an opportunity to speak with a member of the admission staff about the academic, extracurricular, and social life of the University. If you will be visiting the United States while applying to colleges, a campus visit is strongly encouraged.

Please contact the Office of Admission at (860) 685-3000 as soon as your travel itinerary is definite. If you cannot visit campus, you may be able to schedule an interview with an alumnus/a representative in your area from mid-August through December. To see if there is an alumnus/a interviewer in your area, please refer to the interview section of the admission site. We may also be able to arrange an interview via Skype. Prospective students may interview only once, either on- or off-campus, and not before May of their junior year.


The Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholars Program provides full tuition scholarships for a four-year course of study at Wesleyan toward a bachelor’s degree for 11 exceptionally able Asian students. One citizen is selected from each of those 11 countries: The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. To qualify, students must be citizens or permanent residents of one of these countries (and not dual U.S. citizens or permanent residents). Transfer applicants are not eligible for Freeman Asian Scholarships


Wesleyan’s Office of International Student Affairs offers many services and programs to support the international student population including advice on personal and cultural matters, assistance with visas, insurance, career planning, and academic expectations. It is also a resource for general problem solving related to such areas as housing, financial matters, traveling, and emergencies. OISA develops programming and events throughout the year including special orientation for international students.


Candidates with questions about undergraduate admission should write to Tara Lindros, Associate Dean of Admission, Wesleyan University, 70 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459-0265, U.S.A., or send an e-mail to intladmission@wesleyan.edu. Questions regarding graduate admission should be sent directly to the appropriate department. Visit Wesleyan’s home page often for updated calendars of campus events, our course book, alumni in the news, and more.

Wesleyan University is fully committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Total Number12411309158218631601
Financial Aid Requested437442492598822
No Financial Aid Requested442565777972778
Freeman Asian Scholarship362302313293342
Number of Countries Represented94105101139102