International Scholarships to Study in the United StatesJanet Rangi
The American dream means many things to many people but one of the biggest contributors to migration into the United States is College or University education. Education in the United States is one of the most expensive in the world, this has however not deterred the thousands of students who opt to pursue their higher education in the United States. For student and immigrants these scholarships can be a great avenue through which one would be able to achieve the dream. One is eligible whether they are a new immigrant or just a student who is seeking to pursue their graduate degree or diploma, there is scholarship assistance to fit every cadre of prospective student.
As an international student one is not eligible for funding intended specifically for US nationals. However there are some American universities that give priority to internationalization, and this has increased the number of scholarships awarded to international students.
There different types of scholarships that are available for international students. These scholarships are offered by either the government, private organizations and specific universities. One can also be able to get student loans and this can enable one be able to sponsor their own education. In the next few weeks we will explore the various bodies that give scholarships and the eligibility to students from various countries around the world.
The Fulbright Foreign Students Program
Perhaps the most popular of government-funded US scholarships for international students, Fulbright offers scholarships for graduate students, young professionals and artists to study in the US for one year or more. Open to international students in all fields excluding medicine.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices.
Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.
If your country is not listed there, you are not eligible to apply.