Paying for college or university abroad is tough. This issue impacts many students in so-called developing countries. It is especially a challenge for many students in African countries. While these students would like to further their education and careers through study abroad programs, they are often limited by the huge costs and expenses involved in studying abroad. Some of the countries that offer study abroad programs to students from African countries include the United States, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Ukraine, and Japan.
Some of the scholarships for international students listed here are designed to make it easier for students to qualify for reduced academic expenses in pursuing an education abroad. In many cases, the expenses are fully paid by foreign governments and the academic institutions where the study takes place.
We pulled some of these resources directly from the websites of the organizations offering the scholarships. We hope they are helpful to you.
International Student Scholarships
- The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship provides scholarships to students from select developing countries who have no other source of financial help for their graduate studies. The scholarships are 50 percent grant and 50 percent loan.
- The American Association of University Women offers fellowships for non-American women who want to earn a Master’s or doctorate in the USA. Priority is given to women who can demonstrate commitment to the advancement of women and girls, and the scholarship may be reapplied every year of the program.
- The Civil Society Leadership Awards offers full scholarships for Master’s students from specific countries who are dedicated to fostering social change.
- Conacyt provides scholarships for Mexican students pursuing post-graduate studies in institutions abroad.
- ColFuturo provides scholarships for Colombian students pursuing post-graduate studies abroad.
- Foreign Fulbright Student Program offers scholarships for graduate students from around the world (as well as young professionals and artists) to study in the USA.
- International Student has a comprehensive and searchable database of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information for international students.
- The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides comprehensive financial coverage, including tuition, a monthly stipend, airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance, to students from developing countries who have provided support to their home country’s development and who are applying for a development-related Master’s program.
- MPOWER Financing offers scholarships for international and DACA students. Its Global Citizen Scholarship Program has the broadest eligibility criteria and is offered throughout the year, and niche scholarships are also available.
- The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship awards scholarships to women from other countries who are earning their graduate degree in the USA.