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International students can access a wide variety of scholarships that are available to them. While study abroad could be a huge challenge by the fact that students have to leave their families, and countries, but it is also a great experience for them. Many colleges and universities in the United States have opened their doors to receive students all over the world. As the U.S. is an open country, a lot of exchange programs have been created, so students from other countries can come to study. Among those exchange programs, we can count the foreign students and exchange visitors. 

International students can find full or small scholarships for their education, however, it is important to know where to look. EDScholarship

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can help with that by putting in your hands a huge number of scholarships dedicated to just international students. After browsing on our website for scholarship availability, it is important to go straight to the websites of the institutions that have those funding opportunities.

Besides, international students should read carefully the application instructions before applying. Many scholarships require a lot of paperwork, so it is apparent to have all your documents ready time ahead. Do not wait until the last minute to apply. For example, If it is required to notarize your documents, do not send them without doing so; if an essay has been asked, do not send a cover letter instead. It is important to read the scholarship's guidance carefully to avoid any mistakes and be ready to email the institution if you need more details about the award.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers opportunities to graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year. Furthermore, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by those offices. Click here to learn more about the Fulbright program.

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The Humphrey Fellowship is a Fulbright Exchange Program for young and mid-career professionals sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. 

#YouAreWelcomeHere is a social media and scholarship campaign designed to affirm that U.S. institutions are diverse, friendly, safe, and committed to student development. More than 400 participating institutions and organizations are communicating the message in statements, photos, videos, events, and other creative expressions that feature students, faculty, and staff. Click HERE for more information about criteria and deadline

Deadline: November 15

Amount: $18,000–$30,000

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers the

International Fellowships program for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by the application deadline, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year; fellows will receive application information for this competitive program.

For more information about the criteria and eligibility, please visit here the AAUW. 

Airgas - Jerry Baker Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2022


The American Welding Society offers the Airgas - Jerry Baker Scholarship to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a career in welding engineering. 

Criteria & Contact Information 

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • be U.S. or Canadian citizens who are full-time undergraduate students pursuing a minimum four-year degree in a welding or welding related program at an accredited university;

  • be at least 18 years of age; must have at least a 2.8 overall grade point average with a 3.0 grade point average in engineering courses;

  • also plan to attend an institution located within the United States or Canada.

Besides, applicants will be selected based on need.

  • Priority will be given to individuals who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor with prior work experience, clubs, organizations, or extracurricular activities.

For individuals residing or attending schools in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Florida are also given preference. Click here to learn more about this scholarship.

Chevron International REACH Scholarship

Deadline: February 26, 2022


The Chevron International REACH (Recognizing Excellence and Achievement) Scholarship Program is sponsored by Chevron for the children of its employees and retirees. The Program was established to recognize and assist outstanding children who plan to pursue post-secondary education. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time undergraduate study at college, universities, and vocational-technical schools.

Criteria & Contact Information 

Applicants to the Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program must meet the following criteria as of the application due date:

  • Be children (natural, legally adopted, or stepchildren on Chevron's benefits plan) of active non-U.S.-payroll employees of Chevron and its wholly-owned subsidiaries as of the scholarship selection. This includes children of retired employees and domestic partner's children who live with the employee. Additionally, the retiree must not be employed at a competitor energy company. 

  • A domestic partner must meet and continue to meet all the criteria detailed in Chevron's Affidavit of Domestic Partnership and be internally registered with Chevron by having filed an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership that has been accepted by Chevron.

  • Be current high school seniors who will be entering freshmen or current college freshmen in a full-time undergraduate course of study for the entire academic year. 

  • Have at least a U.S equivalent GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

International Students Academic Merit Scholarship

Deadline: Varies


The East Tennessee State University (ETSU) offers the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship to eligible new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. 

Undergraduate students: up to 8 semesters provided the minimum eligibility requirements are maintained.

Graduate Students: Five semesters for recipients seeking a master's degree, or commensurate with the length of the program.

The scholarship may not be combined with other scholarships that cover tuition costs (Creative Arts, Honors in Discipline, Grad Assistantship, Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Government funding, Fulbright grants, etc.) The scholarship cannot be used when students are paying in-state or Erate tuition.

Criteria & Contact Information 

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following:

For more information about this scholarship, please visit the ETSU website here.

MMEG awards grants to women studying at accredited universities in the US and Canada, and selected universities in South Africa and Latin America

Deadline: Varies


Margaret McNamara offers The Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) to women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.  Awards are granted to women studying at accredited universities in the US and Canada, and selected universities in South Africa and Latin America. 

The application deadline for applicants who live in the US and Canada is September 15 to January 15, each year.

For South Africa, the application deadline is September 14, each year.


For Latin America, the application deadline is September 30, each year. 

Criteria & Contact Information 

For a list of general eligibility and criteria, applicants must meet the following:

  • be a self-identifying woman, and at least 25 years old at the time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);

  • be enrolled (not just accepted) at an accredited academic institution when submitting the application, and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board;

  • not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse.

Before starting the MMEG application process, please CLICK HERE for a complete list of documentation.


For more information about this program, please CLICK HERE.

For applicants who live in Latin America, please CLICK HERE for more information. 

Study a Bachelor’s in the USA Scholarship

Deadline: 31 August 2021


Educations Media Group (EMG) offers one undergraduate scholarship of up to $5,000 to help cover tuition fees and get one step closer to your next great adventure in the USA. This international scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester onwards and will be worth up to $5,000. It's open to students from any country who will be studying for a bachelor’s degree abroad at a college or university in the USA. 

Criteria & Contact Information 

To get qualify, applicants must meet the following:


  • Apply (or will apply) to a college or university in the USA.

  • Apply (or will apply) for a bachelor's-level degree starting in the Fall 2021 semester. The degree program must be studied either on campus or online via distance learning from an institute based in the USA.

  • Meet the entry requirements for the college or university, including (1) holding a valid transcript from your high school and (2) meeting any language requirements for the program.

  • Hold or be eligible to apply for a relevant study visa (if applicable). Please click here for more information on how to apply for a student visa.

  • Cannot be a US citizen and cannot currently reside in the USA unless you're currently studying abroad.

  • Be at least 18 years old by the time of the application deadline.

Click here for more information about this scholarship.

Dissertation Grant

Deadline: March 22, 2022

Amount: $25,000


Microsoft recognizes the value of diversity in computing. The Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields by providing a research funding opportunity for doctoral students who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQI+, and/or person with a disability.

Criteria & Contact Information 

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Grant recipients should support this mission and embrace opportunities to foster diverse and inclusive cultures within their communities. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following:

  • be a Ph.D. student and enrolled at a university in the United States or Canada;

  • proposed research that closely related to the general research areas carried out by researchers at Microsoft as noted in the Our research tab above;

  • be in their fourth year or beyond of a Ph.D. program as of March 22, 2021, the proposal deadline. Have started their Ph.D. in September 2017 or earlier to be considered in their fourth year of the program has taken into account transfers, approved leaves of absence, etc;

  • be self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQI+, and/or person with a disability;

  • be enrolled at the university in the fall of 2021 or forfeit the award. Grants are not available for extension. If you require time away for family or medical leave, this will be accommodated. If you are unsure if a particular need for time away will affect the award, you can contact Microsoft at Microsoft Research Grants (;

CLICK HERE for more information about this scholarship.

Deadline: Varies

Amount: Varies

Harvard University, one of the top universities in the world, is offering a number of programs for international students who are planning to study at Harvard graduate and professional schools. Students do not submit documentation directly to the Committee on General Scholarships. Documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office of the school in which you plan to enroll, according to that office's policy and procedures. Please click here to learn more about these funding opportunities and the requirements.

Deadline: Varies

Amount: $2,000- $10,000 per year (renewable)

Iowa State University is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. It offers International freshmen, which will be considered for a limited number of merit scholarships. Scholarship selection is competitive based on a holistic review of SAT or ACT scores and high school grades. Please click here to learn more about these funding opportunities and the requirements.

Deadline: Varies

Amount: $2.500

The Michigan State University (MSU) offers the Lillian Kumata Scholarship Program, through Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP). That program provides a limited number of need-based, partial tuition scholarships to MSU international students and scholars and their spouses for the fall and spring semesters. Please click here to learn more about these funding opportunities and the requirements.

Deadline: Varies

Amount: Varies

The Michigan State University (MSU) offers the David D. Horner International Student Scholarship Fund. The Horner Fund provides emergency assistance to international students in critical financial distress. The amount of the award varies based on the student's circumstances and needs. Please click here to learn more about these funding opportunities and the requirements.




November 1, 2021






The MSU the Non-resident scholarships to incoming domestic out-of-state freshmen for tuition purposes, pending available funding. The MSU Non-resident Scholarship designates award levels for domestic out-of-state students based on high school GPA at the end of junior year. All out-of-state students who apply to MSU as a freshman are automatically considered.




May 1, 2021


The American Floral Endowment offers the American Florists' Exchange Scholarship. This scholarship is open to U.S. and Canadian undergraduate juniors and seniors who are residents of California or attending a college/university in California. Students must be majoring in agriculture with an emphasis on a future in floriculture and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

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