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How to ask for fee waivers for NON-US universities?


Hi! I'm taking IB in the Philippines and plan to apply for scholarships abroad in different countries. Some university application fees are quite expensive,1 university I am applying to is asking for PHP 17,000 which is a lot. How do I ask for application fee waivers? If I ask for fee waivers, does that lower my chances of getting in?


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So CollegeBoard who makes the CommonApp says

“Fee waivers may be granted to eligible nationals of countries other than the United States only if they reside and test in the United States or United States territories.

Outside of the U.S., fee waivers may only be granted to eligible U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.“

Some schools will have individual policies but there is no database of schools that allow international fee waivers and those that don’t. It is school dependent. I’d recommend to email the top schools and ask if they do fee waivers.

PS I presume you are talking about fee waivers for American schools.

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!