Best universities in the world that offer 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, including both domestic and international 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 for undergraduate students?

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 full 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. These scholarships are specifically aimed at international undergraduate students and prospective undergraduate students, emphasizing the availability of undergraduate scholarships designed to cover a wide range of expenses for those seeking to study in the U.S.

1. Harvard University

Harvard is recognized globally as a premier institution, not only for its exceptional education quality but also for its comprehensive range of university scholarships. These financial awards are designed to support students at various levels of their academic journey, including undergraduate, postgraduate, research programmes, doctoral, and PhD studies. The university offers several full-tuition fellowships and other types of financial aid to ensure education is accessible to students of all backgrounds. Whether you’re seeking scholarships based on academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, research areas, leadership potential, or financial need, Harvard has options that cater to your educational and financial requirements.

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 universities that offer full scholarships as well as opportunities in other countries. Thanks for reading!


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149 Comments

  1. Iyiola Immanuel Oluwatosin says:

    I am a Nigerian young secondary school leaver with good west African Examination council result ( WAEC ). I have nobody to assist me financially,but I have great passion to study medicine. Can you assist me ?

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi there.

      Have you tried applying for a scholarship?

      To browse the 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. Yudy says:

    Hi , My son is a international student and he is studying at Roxbury Community College in Boston, what chance he has to get a scholaship to study Histoty and Sociology?, where he can to apply?

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi there.

      To browse the scholarships available to your son, 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

  3. OKEYA STEPHEN says:

    I have been admitted to a university in Ukraine for medicine and surgery how can I get a sponsor /scholarship to turn my dreams into reality.

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi there.

      Congratulations on your admission!

      To browse the 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

  4. her-fhone gisego momanyi says:

    hallo sir/madam.,i need to join a fully scholaship abroad.am from kenya and from poor family.

    • 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

  5. Musa Abdulai Kargbo says:

    I am Musa from Sierra Leone my education level is the West Africa senior secondary school examination but I have passion for education I want to study computer engineering so I need a help on our way to help me achieve my goal

  6. neda says:

    Dear, I was admitted at university of pacific for LLm I’m from Iran and I am honored to have been accepted into Pacific University for my desired program. However, due to the economic sanctions imposed on my country, I am facing financial constraints that hinder my ability to cover both tuition fees and living expenses. The total cost of my education and living expenses amounts to 38,000

    Obtaining a scholarship is crucial for me as it would enable me to fulfill my aspirations and become a member of the American legal community. It would not only provide me with the necessary financial support but also allow me to focus entirely on my studies without any additional financial burden.
    I kindly request your consideration of my application for a full scholarship
    Thank you very much for considering my request. I look forward to hearing from you soon regarding the status of my application.

    • 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

  7. Abdulrahaman Muhammad says:

    I need financial aid and scholarship

    • 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

  8. Denis joy says:

    I am Denis joy, I have been admitted into a university in Canada to study health studies, please how can I get sponsor

    • Charmone Wallace says:

      Hi there!

      I highly recommend using our scholarship search page. This tool can help you identify potential scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial assistance that you may qualify for, specifically tailored to your field of study and destination.

      You can access our scholarship search page here: https://www.iefa.org/scholarships

      Best of luck in your search!
      – The IEFA Team

  9. Brian Dismus Tumukunde says:

    Hello. Well done team! I am a registered Nurse in Uganda with a diploma in Nursing. Recently I did NCLEX and passed it so I am also licenced by Texas Board of Nursing. I am looking for a fully funded Scholarship to study a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Where can I find help from?

    • 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

  10. Muhammad Mujtaba says:

    Hi,
    Any university offering addmission+scholarship in computer science……
    Currently

    • 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

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