Paying for college can be expensive, and doing so as an international student often costs even more. But some institutions ease the monetary burden by offering financial aid to international students, making a U.S. college education more affordable.
International students are not typically eligible for federal financial aid, though some exceptions exist, such as for refugees and green card holders. But in the absence of grants and loans offered by the federal government, some colleges offer significant financial aid.
In all, 468 ranked colleges reported offering financial aid to at least 50 international students in an annual U.S. News survey in the spring. Across these schools, the average amount of financial aid disbursed to international students during the 2018-2019 school year was $22,142. However, some schools were far more generous, with the top 10 offering an average aid package of $65,767.
Schools offering that level of financial aid rank among the top 50 National Universities, institutions that are often research-oriented and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and National Liberal Arts Colleges, which emphasize undergraduate education and award half or more of their degrees across liberal arts fields.
Pursuing a degree at your dream-college / university is not just a fantasy, especially if you have potential as the keys to succeed in your college / university application. All you need to do to make your dream a reality is to focus on improving your skills and academic qualities. Financial difficulties shouldn’t hold you back from success. Many prestigious universities around the world offer fully funded scholarships for international students who wish to study abroad. Below are some of the most prestigious universities that offer full scholarships to international students.
1. Maastricht University – UM Holland-High Potential Schola
Study level: Postgraduate / Master’s
Living expenses: €12,350 (13 months) or €23,750 (25 months)
Health & liability insurance: €700
Visa application costs: €171
Tuition fees: €13,000, €15,000 or €17,500 depending on the tuition of study program
Pre-Academic Training costs
Hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands;
Have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s program at Maastricht University. See the full list of the Master’s program participating in this scholarship program;
Meet the specific admission requirements of the UM Master’s program to which has been applied for;
Have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education program in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programs in the Netherlands are welcome to apply;
Be no older than 35 years of age
Have obtained excellent results during the prior education programs, as demonstrated by the applicant’s latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence
13 months for a one-year Master’s program
25 months for a two-year Master’s program
Number available– 24
Deadline- 1 February (annually)
University website- www.maastrichtuniversity.nl