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HMEP-SLU Graduate Business Scholarship

HMEP-SLU scholarships are awarded to selected candidates from Central European countries to pursue a graduate business degree at Saint Louis University. Scholarship awards cover full tuition costs in the Chaifetz School graduate business program of the successful applicant's choice.

The scholarship also covers health insurance* and academic-related costs and fees. Student employment within the Chaifetz School of Business may also be available to scholarship recipients in order to supplement financial support. It is anticipated that the support of individuals and the university will make it possible to provide two HMEP-SLU scholarships annually.

The HMEP-SLU Scholarship applies to the following programs: 


Applicants should have completed at least an undergraduate degree, preferably in economics, business, engineering or related fields, have two to three years of work experience, and must meet the admission requirements of Saint Louis University. Pertinent for scholarship selection are the applicant’s career goals, work experience, extracurricular activities and community engagement.

Application Process

HMEP-SLU accepts applications year-round.  It includes a series of interviews (in person or via Skype/Zoom) with HMEP-SLU leaders. Finalists are notified in March. Applicants must also apply to the Chaifetz School of Business graduate degree program, and the scholarship award is contingent upon the recipient's acceptance into that program.

HMEP-SLU Scholarship Application (PDF)

Submit completed application and supporting material to

Helpful Information

Visa Application

HMEP-SLU Scholars must secure an F-1 Visa to study in the United States. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassy and require an in-person interview at the Embassy. For details about the process and necessary documentation, please visit

Health Insurance

Saint Louis University requires HMEP-SLU student scholars to purchase health insurance, which is funded by HMEP-SLU. SLU provides health insurance information and applications during the orientation/onboarding process for enrollment. *It is important to note that optical and dental care are not covered by the health insurance policy. HMEP-SLU graduates completing internships through F-1 Visa post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) may need to purchase health insurance coverage at their own expense. SLU also requires proof of vaccination. The list of necessary vaccinations can be found HERE

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Participants in the program will incur additional expenses beyond those covered by the HMEP-SLU scholarship, including housing and meals. U.S. F-1 Visas allow students to work on campus while enrolled in a degree program. Graduate assistantships and work-study programs are available but are not guaranteed. Since related U.S. visa rules and regulations change over time, the most current and accurate information is provided to scholarship recipients by SLU. Additional costs of the program may include visa applications and vaccinations while in St. Louis. A laptop computer is also necessary for coursework.