Below are opportunities open to international students who want to study in the US. Normally it is best to start by applying for admission to a U.S. college or university. If accepted, apply for financial assistance through that school’s financial aid and international offices. For additional third-party scholarships, see below.
We highly recommend that students contact their local Education USA office for help securing local scholarships.
Scholarship and Fellowship Lists for International Students
1. Fundingusstudy.org – Institute of International Education (IIE) Scholarship Database
2. Internationalscholarships.com – International Scholarship Search
3. Scholarships for International Students List, dated information, but lists approximately 100 different opportunities that accepted applications from international students who do not have U.S. citizenship or residency.
4. Scholars4dev, short for Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education.
5. The Fellowship Opportunities site at the University of Illinois is also quite good for international students.
Scholarship and Fellowship Lists for Undocumented Students
The downloadable lists from Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) for undocumented students who don’t have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency are also useful to international students.
Other Scholarship Resources
- iefa.org – International Education Financial Aid
- fastweb.com – Fastweb
- scholarshipdb.net – Scholarship Database
- scholarshipexperts.com – Scholarship Experts
- InternationalStudentLoan.com – International Student Loan
See NAU scholarships for international undergraduate students admitted to NAU at the Center for International Education website. Graduate students should speak with their department about available opportunities to be a graduate teaching or research assistant.