Scholarships & Grants
Let’s face it! One of the main challenges in studying abroad or attending the university of your choice is not having the financial resources to cover your tuition and living expenses. Unfortunately, students around the world sometimes feel discouraged and give up on their educational goals because of money challenges. Nevertheless, those who plan ahead and look for scholarships, grants, assistantships, fellowships, and other types of financial aid may be able to obtain the funding they need to pursue their education. Here is a list of scholarship websites, organizations, and entities offering scholarships to students from several countries:
- FastWeb – U.S. Scholarships Search Website
- IEFA – International Education Financial Aid
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program – Awards and Grants for U.S. Citizens
- British Council – U.K. Scholarships
- Scholarships in Canada – Canada’s Scholarship Database
- Erasmus+ Programme – E.U. Grants for Education, Teaching, Training, and Youth
- Scholarships for Development – Open to International Students from All Countries
- UNIGO – Scholarship Search with over 3.6M Scholarships and Grants
- OAS Academic Scholarships – Scholarships for Citizens and Residents of OAS Member States
- Study.com – Scholarships Hub for women in STEM and minority students. Deadline Sept. 1st.
- International Student – International Student Scholarships
- College Board Scholarships – Find Scholarship Matches
- Scholarships.com – College Scholarship Search
- University HQ Scholarships – Degree Specific Scholarships
- Student Awards – Canadian Scholarship Search
- Petersons Scholarships – Scholarship Database
- Bestcolleges.com – Scholarships and Financial Aid for Online Students
- StudyPortals Scholarships – Find Scholarships in Various Countries
- CIEE Scholarships – Study Abroad Scholarships
Most universities offer partial and full scholarships to students who meet specific criteria. Some scholarships may be need-based (based on the student’s ability to pay tuition fees), merit-based (based on the student’s academic or overall background), or might be based on other factors such as field of study, sports performance, regional background, etc. The best thing you can do is contact the colleges and universities you are interested in attending and request information about their scholarship programs. Here is a growing list of university scholarships:
- Berea College (USA) – Tuition-free college located in Kentucky, USA. No student at Berea pays tuition including international students.
- King’s College London (UK) – Graduate (Master’s and Ph.D.) scholarships for international students.
- University of Manchester (UK) – Graduate (Master’s and Ph.D.) scholarships for international students.
- European Universities with Free Tuition – Universities around Europe offering free tuition to international students.
- International Student Loans – Loans for international students, US citizens, and Canadian citizens who plan to attend a US university.
- Global Student Loans – International and distance student loans that do not require co-signers in the host country.
- EduPass – Loans for international students who want to study in the USA and Canada.
- Gate Loan – Various Education Loan Programs.
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