Steps to Apply for an International Student Loan

June 11th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Are you an international student looking to apply for a loan? With the added cost of travel, living expenses, tuition, and books, students may sometimes find that they need additional financial aid to support their dream of studying overseas.

If you are going to apply for a student loan, you may find that some US lenders don’t work for international students. You may also find that if they do – lenders only work with select colleges and universities.

If you are an international, study abroad, or foreign enrolled students, we’ve made the steps to apply for an international student loan even easier. We’ve streamlined the process so that you can quickly be matched with lenders that work for you.

Here is a simple guide with the steps to apply for an international student loan:

  • Step 1. You can complete the compare student loan tool by selecting your citizenship and school on our International Student Loans partner site.
  • Step 2. Click compare student loans.
  • Step 3. Review the basic terms and conditions of each lender – and choose the one that’s right for you.
  • Step 4. When you’ve decided on your loan, “Apply Now” to begin the application right online.

It’s just as simple as these easy steps to apply for an international student loan. You can get initial approval as early as a few weeks of completing your application. Keep in mind, student loans require you to pay back the amount you borrow along with interest. It is important to consider all of your financial aid alternatives and maximize funding from scholarships and grants first before applying for a loan.

Compare international student loans and apply online today!

17 Comments

  1. Freeman Haruna says:

    Need of loan to study in lincoln university US

  2. Firuza says:

    Hello! Can you help me I want to study in the US community colleges and I need financial aid and scholarship.

  3. Freeman and Firuza,

    Thank you for your interest! You can begin the process of finding an international student loan here by using the comparison tool. This tool will take you to your available loan options. Good luck finding the financial aid you are looking for.

  4. Max Joe says:

    Hullo,i am applying to study in a seminary in the U.S and i need financial support.Can i be helped?

  5. Roland Daynauth says:

    Mine search says that there are no loans available for international students seeking to study in the UK.

  6. adama gabriel says:

    Pls I need a loan to study in university in us

  7. Hi Roland,

    Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, we only have loans for international students studying in the US. We do not have a loan program for international students studying anywhere else. If you are interested in studying in the US, you can find loan information here.

  8. Hi Max,

    The only way to know if you will be eligible for an international student loan is to apply. You can compare loans and apply by starting here. I have also sent you an email with further information.

  9. Hi Adama,

    You can compare loans and apply right online by starting here. After you decide on a lender, you can select “Apply Now” and begin the process online.

  10. Okpare edafe wilson says:

    I,m from poor bagrand undergraduate student in nigeria i need help from u to study my course aeronautical engineering in ukraine

  11. Hi Okpare,

    Thank you for your interest. If you would like assistance with your studies to be an engineer, you are able to view further information on international student loans here. Good luck!

  12. morris says:

    i want to join in a university and get a loan

  13. Hi Morris,

    Thank you for your comment. I have sent you an email with further information on obtaining an international student loan. I hope you receive the loan you are looking for.

  14. sanele mkhulisi says:

    i am student who finish school last year .i need financial support to study in any norway universites

  15. Hi Sanele,

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, our loan programs are for international students from anywhere in the world studying in the United States, or for US students studying abroad. We do not currently have a program for international students studying elsewhere in the world, even with a US co-signer. However, you can search through scholarships here.

    Good luck!

  16. Adaora says:

    Hello
    Pls am a Nigerian who currently have unconditional offer of admission to study undergraduate Law @ Swansea University.Resuming September 2013.
    I have compared the loans for Swansea University.
    Pls I need a guideline on how to apply.
    Waiting in anticipation for your reply

  17. Hi Adaora,

    Unfortunately, our loan programs are for international students from anywhere in the world studying in the United States, or for US students studying abroad. We do not currently have a program for international students studying elsewhere in the world, even with a US co-signer.

    If you would like to check out available scholarships you can visit our international scholarship database.

    Good luck!

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