Universities that offer full scholarships to international students

July 18th, 2022 by Sagnik Santra

Studying in North America or the UK is not just about good grades and test results, your finances play a major role in the university application process as well. If you want to study at a a school in Canada, the United States or any other developed country, you will need to prove that you have the financial resources to cover your living and educational expenses.

And since we all know that education cost is skyrocketing, more and more students are looking for fully funded scholarships that will cover all their expenses without needing education loans. But how do you know which colleges or universities offer full scholarships to international students? This is why we have compiled a list of universities that offer full scholarships to international students from all over the world.

So if you are looking for universities offering scholarships for international students, this article is for you.

What are full scholarships?

Before we dive into the list of universities, let’s first understand what full scholarships are. A full scholarship covers all the expenses related to your education, including tuition fees, accommodation, books, and other necessary materials.

Scholarships that are fully funded by colleges or universities are usually merit-based, which means they are awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, or other extracurricular activities.

There are also need-based scholarships that are awarded to students from low-income families who cannot afford the high cost of education. These scholarships are usually granted by the government or private organizations.

If you want scholarships in developed countries like the US or UK, you will need to demonstrate financial need as well as academic excellence.

Universities that offer full scholarships for international students

So now that we know what full scholarships are, let’s take a look at the list of universities that offer them.

1. Harvard University

Harvard is known as one of the world’s finest universities that offer students a high quality of education as well as full scholarships. The university offers several full-tuition fellowships as well as other types of financial aid to make education affordable for all students. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student, you can find a scholarship that suits your needs and finances.

2. The University of Toronto

If you are planning to study in Canada, the University of Toronto is one of the best options for you. The university offers several full and partial scholarships to international students from all over the world. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, financial need, or both. Canada is known for its high quality of education and affordable cost of living, making it an ideal destination for students who want to study abroad.

3. Yale University

Next up we have Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, and it’s also one of the Ivy League schools. It’s ranked 3rd in the nation by US News & World Report. Yale offers several full scholarships for international students, including the Yale International Relations Scholarships, the Yale World Fellows Program, and the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.

4. Stanford University

Located in Stanford, California, Stanford University is another top-ranked university in the United States. It’s ranked 2nd by US News & World Report. Stanford offers several full scholarships for international students, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, the Stegner Fellowships, and the Fulbright Scholarships. Stanford university is known for its high-quality education, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities.

5. MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is another top-ranked university in the United States. If you have plans to study technology and engineering, this is the place for you. MIT is ranked 1st in the nation by US News & World Report. The university offers several full scholarships for international students, including the Fulbright Scholarships and the Mitchell Scholarships.

6. Oxford University

Oxford University, located in Oxford, England, is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. It offers several full scholarships for international students, including the Rhodes Scholarships and the Marshall Scholarships. If you want to study at a world-renowned university, Oxford is the place. It has all the study programs such as arts, business, and sciences that you can think of.

7. Cambridge University

The University of Cambridge offers several full scholarships to international students every year. These scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and cover the cost of tuition, college fees, and living expenses for the duration of your course. If you are planning to study at Cambridge, be sure to check out their website for more information on how to apply for these scholarships.

8. Imperial College London

Located in London, England, Imperial College London is a world-renowned university known for its science and engineering programs. It offers several full scholarships to international students, including the Chevening Scholarships and the Commonwealth Scholarships. If you want to study at a top university in Europe, Imperial College London is the place for you.

Conclusion

So there you have it! These are the top 8 universities that offer full scholarships to international students. There are also other universities that offer fully funded scholarships, so be sure to do your research before you decide on which university to attend. If you are planning to study abroad, we hope this article has been helpful in finding American universities that offer full scholarships as well as opportunities in other countries. Thanks for reading!


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138 Comments

  1. Fatima Mustapha says:

    Hi, I want to apply for an online Msc in management at the University of Illinois. Please are there study grants for online program?

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi there.

      To browse scholarships available, please visit our website. There, you can view scholarships that you might be eligible for by browsing our awards or using our quick search tool, which will narrow down the scholarships based on what you are studying, where you are studying, or where you are from. https://www.iefa.org/scholarships

      Once you find a scholarship you are eligible for or interested in, you must contact the institution responsible for the scholarship directly. They can assist you with the application process and any questions.

      Best of luck with your application
      – The IEFA Team

  2. OKPE TOCHUKWU JOHNBOSCO says:

    I am happy for this great opportunity given to those who are zealous to further their education but lacks financial aid. I think I am one of them. I trained myself in the Institute supérior philosophie et science humaines Lomé Togo. But currently I got admission to study Theology at Atlantic International University Hawaii USA online. The admission was given to me since September 2022. Till now I can’t be able to pay for the partial scholarship given to me. That’s why I am beckoning on you for help. Thanks and be blessed!

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your comment!

      We recommend exploring various scholarship and financial aid options that might be available to you. Our scholarship search tool can be a great resource. You can access it here: https://www.iefa.org/scholarships.

      Additionally, for more comprehensive information on financial aid options, including loans and other forms of assistance, please visit our resources page here: https://www.iefa.org/international-student-loans

      Remember, each scholarship or financial aid program will have its own application process and requirements, so be sure to contact the relevant organizations directly for guidance.

      Best of luck with your studies, and keep pursuing your dreams!
      – The IEFA Team

  3. Sedrah kihembo says:

    I would like to get scholarship from the University of Toronto because I can’t afford to get tuition fees now. Kindly help me

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your comment!

      We recommend exploring various scholarship and financial aid options that might be available to you. Our scholarship search tool can be a great resource. You can access it here: https://www.iefa.org/scholarships.

      Additionally, for more comprehensive information on financial aid options, including loans and other forms of assistance, please visit our resources page here: https://www.iefa.org/international-student-loans

      Remember, each scholarship or financial aid program will have its own application process and requirements, so be sure to contact the relevant organizations directly for guidance.

      Best of luck with your studies, and keep pursuing your dreams!
      – The IEFA Team

  4. Timothy Baribori Laar says:

    I need a full scholarship for my studies

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your comment!

      We recommend exploring various scholarship and financial aid options that might be available to you. Our scholarship search tool can be a great resource. You can access it here: https://www.iefa.org/scholarships.

      Additionally, for more comprehensive information on financial aid options, including loans and other forms of assistance, please visit our resources page here: https://www.iefa.org/international-student-loans

      Remember, each scholarship or financial aid program will have its own application process and requirements, so be sure to contact the relevant organizations directly for guidance.

      Best of luck with your studies, and keep pursuing your dreams!
      – The IEFA Team

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