As an international student you won’t be eligible for much of the funding intended for US nationals. However, as US universities prioritize internationalization, the number of international scholarships to study in the US has been growing, and this trend seems likely to continue.
Below is a selection of US scholarships for international students, some funded by the US government, some funded by private organizations and some funded by specific institutions. Good luck with your applications!
Government-funded US scholarships for international students
Fulbright Foreign Student Program – Perhaps the most popular of government-funded US scholarships for international students, Fulbright offers scholarships for graduate students, young professionals and artists to study in the US for one year or more. Open to international students in all fields excluding medicine.
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
This is a non-degree scholarship program for international experienced professionals wishing to undertake 10 months of academic study in the US. Although the funding doesn’t support degree qualifications, students are able to study and develop their knowledge at academic institutions across the nation.
Non-governmental US scholarships for international students:
There are various types of non-governmental US scholarships for international students. Few of them are mentioned for your information purpose only. To know more about various types of scholarships, we recommend you to visit us with your academic credientials.
The Next Gen Scholarship Fund
– Scholarships to study in the US for non-residents and international students. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (grade point average) and be enrolled on a program at an accredited university within Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia. Worth US$1,000.
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
– Awarded twice a year to passionate international students to study in the US. Worth US$1,000.
For Asian students:
East-West Center Scholarships and Fellowships
– Scholarships to study in the US within selected institutions, aimed at international students from the Asia-Pacific region.
For Female students:
AAUW International Fellowships – Fellowships offered by the American Association of University Women for female international students to study in the US.
For Graduate students:
Rotary Peace Fellowships
– Scholarships to study in the US awarded to master’s degree students studying within one of Rotary’s ‘Peace Centers’ (such as at Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
For students from developing countries:
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
– Scholarships for postgraduate international students hailing from countries in Africa.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
– Scholarships for African students between the ages of 25 and 35 from sub-Saharan African countries to study in the US and gain leadership and business skills.