Financial Aid for International Students

Scholarships for International Students
You will undoubtedly encounter several scholarship matching services that, for a fee, will offer to search a database of scholarships for awards that match your profile. Unfortunately, the vast majority of awards in these databases are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Don't waste your money on such services.

The following databases are dedicated to listing scholarships for international students in specific countries. You should also consider searching the free databases of scholarships on the FinAid site, since some of them include scholarships for international students. The FastWeb database, in particular, has good coverage of the awards available for international students.

A word of caution: If a scholarship has an application fee, don't apply. If you have to pay money to get money, it is probably a scam. For more information about scholarship scams, the unclaimed aid myth, and related topics, see the Scholarship Scams section of the FinAid site.


A Selected List of Fellowship and Other Support Opportunities for Advanced Education for US Citizens and Foreign Nationals
This NSF publication (NSF 93-147) was obtained from stis.nsf.gov as the files ns93147a.txt through ns93147f.txt. Also available is the NSF publication 94-139, Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI).

GrantSearch Australia
GrantSearch Australia offers customised keyword searches of a database containing over 1,400 grants, scholarships, fellowships and awards available in Australia. The cost is AUD45 + AUD5 postage (approximately US$40).

International Education Financial Aid
This site contains a free searchable database of 870 scholarships and awards for international students. Most are restricted to use at specific universities.

ScholarshipsCanada.com
ScholarshipsCanada.com is a large searchable database of more than 17,000 scholarships, prizes, and bursaries for students in Canada. It includes both school-administered and private awards. ScholarshipsCanada.com is published by EDge Interactive, 3470 Pharmacy Ave., Toronto, Ontario M1W 2S7, Canada, phone 416-494-3343, fax 416-494-0949.

SFU Graduate Awards Database
A small database of Canadian graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, compiled by Simon Fraser University.
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