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Financial Aid for International Students

To apply for financial assistance through the federal government, you will need to be a U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident (green card holder). More information can be found by visiting https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/non-us-citizens.

If this will not be the case for you, you may look into Private Student Loans through private lending institutions. The majority of lenders require that a borrower who is a citizen of a country other than the United States or who are non-green cardholders to have a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen to be approved.

Prospective students who submit an admission application and are admitted into the program are considered for certain scholarship awards. For additional information regarding GSEP scholarship opportunities available to new students, please visit our scholarship web page.

You may view further scholarship information by clicking on the following links:

  • FastwebThis is the largest free scholarship search on the Internet.
  • eduPASSThis site provides information for international students interested in study in the United States; it covers many topics of interest to international students.
  • The Institute of International EducationThe IIE administers the U.S. Fulbright program and manages more than 250 international education programs. The IIE site includes scholarship books, information on Asia Help and Balkan Help, etc.
  • International Education Financial AidThe IEFA is a site that contains a free searchable database of several hundred scholarships and awards for international students.
  • International Student ScholarshipFind college scholarship programs by country, field of study or university name. Programs available include the Fulbright Scholarship, Rotary Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Merit Scholarships, College Loans and much more. Awards are available to international students and US study abroad students anywhere in the world.
  • Civil Society Leadership AwardsThe Civil Society Leadership Awards provide fully-funded scholarships for master's degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. You may view the grant opportunities currently available here.
  • MPOWER Financing for DACAMPOWER Financing for DACA grants awards up to $10,000 to international students at schools they support.
  • International Peace ScholarshipsThe International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program that provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.
  • AAUW International FellowshipAAUW's International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
  • Collegeboard Scholarship Search SiteFind scholarships, other financial aid, and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
  • Immigrants RisingImmigrants Rising offers international students a list of scholarships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship